Limited color options have been an ongoing issue for digital printing, especially in the early days of digital printing presses. However, NADCO offers digital white ink which provides superior background coverage and extended gamut printing, adding orange, green, and violet (OGV) to the standard cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK) palette. Extended gamut printing enables us to match Pantone spot colors more accurately than just using CMYK. Pantone is a color system used in the flexo print world that standardizes color, and the addition of OGV ensures we can achieve a closer color match to specific Pantone color shades. Therefore, companies with specific brand colors can now use digital printing to stay consistent across their labels and packaging.
In addition to our expanded color options, NADCO can use digital printing to embellish labels with a foil-like effect without the negative environmental impact and higher cost of traditional cold and hot foiling techniques. We achieve this foil-like effect by printing CMYK on top of shiny silver foil-like labels or by printing digital metallic silver ink under specific graphics for a faux-foil color. These processes provide the similar quality and appearance as hot and cold foiling methods but with unlimited color options.