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Only applicable to Recyclable Metallic Plastic.
This section will show you how to create metallic colour effects on your pouches. In principle, the pouch has metallic background, and the white colour overprint will determine which parts will have the metallic effect.
First, “Metallic/Transparent Elements” layer must be turned on.
Once you have decided which elements should have metallic effect, cut/paste those elements from “Artwork” layer to “Metallic/Transparent Elements”. You’ll achieve much better results if you cut and paste these elements instead of copying and pasting them and we strongly recommend
following this procedure.
And that’s it – it’s as simple as that.
Artwork layer Metallic/Transparent layer
Tip no 1: the lighter the colour, the more metallic effect will be visible. And vice versa, darker colours have a barely visible metallic effect. Completely black colour will have no metallic effect.
Tip no 2: If you want silver foil effect, your added elements in Metallic/Transparent Elements layer should have white colour.
Tip no 3: If you want gold effect, from our experience we recommend that your elements in Metallic/Transparent Elements layer should have the colour C0 M20 Y60 K0. However, this is a matter of taste and preferences, and other colour codes will work as well.
Here is a final checklist before you export your print file:
1. Have you used the correct template?
2. Is your layout in the “Artwork” layer?
3. Layer names and order haven’t been modified?
4. Are correct layers “visible”?
• Info OFF
• Guidelines OFF
• Marks ON
• Metallic/Transparent Elements ON for metallic or transparent pouches, OFF for all other materials
• Photocell ON
• Artwork ON
5. Are all colours in CMYK?
6. Are images set to 300dpi resolution?
7. Are all images and graphic elements linked and embedded?
8. Are all fonts outlined?
There are quite a few considerations and a checklist for your print files. You can find all the information here https://lprint.com/guidelines/
You are creating your own artworks, while we provide templates and guidelines on how to do it correctly and quickly. If you need help with the design work, we also have design service that you can use.
We understand that you might be new to questions of packaging and sustainability. And it can all get quite confusing quickly. That’s why we are happy to dedicate our time to helping you navigate through it all. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll help you come up with the best result for your business.
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