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Offline avogel

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Iridescent ink
« on: February 22, 2022, 11:47:16 AM »
I have a customer asking for iridescent ink? Any help on who makes it and where to buy it? Thanks!


Offline ericheartsu

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Re: Iridescent ink
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2022, 11:51:20 AM »
Matsui makes some.
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Offline rusty

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Re: Iridescent ink
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2022, 11:52:01 AM »
I looked into this for a client, and it seemed like there isn't one to really pull it off and doing iridescent foil was the way to go. I could be wrong.

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Re: Iridescent ink
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2022, 11:54:37 AM »
I looked into this for a client, and it seemed like there isn't one to really pull it off and doing iridescent foil was the way to go. I could be wrong.

Foil is def. easier.

there are a couple of WB options, but the color choices are limited. they will also require 2-3 screens before the iridescent ink.
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Re: Iridescent ink
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2022, 01:08:19 PM »
Thanks! I will look at those options.

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Re: Iridescent ink
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2022, 04:01:17 PM »
And it is PRICEY!!!

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Re: Iridescent ink
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2022, 04:58:54 PM »
And it is PRICEY!!!

ooops should have lead with this! its super expensive!
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Re: Iridescent ink
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2022, 07:32:33 PM »
Yes Erich and heres the thing that is oft overlooked.....with specialty high priced inks such as this and (true) reflectives, it is not uncommon that you may need to buy more than ink than you may require for a "project". Which begs the question; who shall absorb the cost of unused ink that may perhaps take on a shelf life issue? Simply tacking on another .25 usually does not cover this issue.
Which leads to the transfer op. When I researched the "CW/SW?" ( my acronym for could we/should we) this we found a clear irridescent foil from Crown Roll Leaf a much better option optically with more versatile options however that was a print/ dry/ transfer app and labor on cutting/applying/peeling ruled this out.
Tony Downer out