Drop on demand Digital Metallic Inks
The JETFLUID SB inks are the worlds fastest printing metallic inks developed by ECKART. They are solvent based and suitable for many standard piezo print heads. JETFLUID SB can be adopted easily in the existing printing process as the printing speed is comparable to that of process colours. JETFLUID UV – is the worlds 1st UV curing metallic digital ink - and latest innovation by ECKART. JETFLUID UV makes metallic effects for wide formats, flatbed and one-pass label printing possible.
Use JETFLUID® as your standard metallic effect for your digital prints on various substrates and for many applications:
Posters & Banners
Marking & Coding
Key Advantages of worlds first metallic inkjet inks – Eckart’s JETFLUID
- Add metallic effects to your digital prints and create a real eye catcher with JETFLUID
- Combine JETFLUID with standard CMYK to print a whole new universe of metallic colors
- Print at normal production speeds. No need to slow down your machine, no special print head needed
- For prints on non-coated standard vinyl and many other substrates
- Replace the white under print on dark materials with JETFLUID metallics and create fascinating effects
- Solvent and UV curable JETFLUID inks are available for many of the leading piezo technologies
- Minimum maintenance
How to create a metallic polychromatic image for digital printing?
Metallic ink needs to be integrated as a 5th channel in the image. Mask the relevant parts of your picture and create
spot color channels from that. Choose a CMYK + spot color setting in the RIP. In simple images, use the color
replacement function of the RIP.
Find the best metallic effect by setting the ink limit of the spot color channels to 30-70%. To achieve the best metallic result a
reduction of metallic ink volume is necessary. Generally this corresponds to around 50% of the normal CMYK volume. Attention
should be paid to ink volumes to avoid drying problems when metallic is added to CMYK prints. Metallic ink has a strong
coverage, whereas CMY is transparent. Best results are achieved by printing CMY on top of metallic. The result depends on the
order of the print heads and the printer driver options. Start with a standard mode, find
the right ink limit and then optimize by trying uni or under print modes.