Digital metallics get easier with HP approval of Mirri Pak

Mirri Pak metallic board has been granted HP Indigo certification, opening up a range of added-value applications for users of the digital press range.

A version of the board, called Mirri Pak for HP Indigo, is coated with a specially formulated primer and has been certified with a three star rating for ink adhesion, printability and runnability. It is available in three weights, 220gsm, 280gsm and 300gsm. The presses it is certified for are the HP Indigo 5000 and 7000 series.

"Mirri Pak for HP Indigo is set to be an important part of the Mirri range, it’s early days and sales are already very encouraging on a global basis," said Celloglas managing director Richard Gillgrass.

Early adopters of the substrate include Image Evolution in Reading, Easibind in Derby and ProCo in Sheffield.

An important complement to the Mirri Pak board for enabling digital metallic production is the Color-Logic software package, which simplifies the design and production of a wide range of metallic effects. When combined with the white ink capabilities of the Indigo presses it is capable of producing selective metallic effects too.

Color Logic has recently upgraded its software. The 2013 version supports Windows 8 and Adobe Creative Suite 6 in addition to a simpler interface, improved training tools and broader language support, including Chinese.

An early job produced using the board and Color-Logic software was the cover of the British Book Design and Production Awards catalogue, which with a run of 400, was an ideal candidate to show the short-run credentials of the board. It was produced for the BPIF, which organised the event, by Easibind International.

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