STEP 1: CHOOSE A BASE COAT
The “Base coating” is the base for which the rest of the artwork will printing on top of.
A high saturation of white paint is coated onto the tin. No metal shines through. Colors printed onto coat white will show up close to how the printing would show on regular white paper. Cannot be combine with metallic printing and/or transparencies.
White is printed onto certain areas where colors will then be printed on top of. This allows colors to be printed without a metallic tint. Shows up similar to printing on white paper, but not as good as coat white base. Can be combine with metallic printing and transparencies.
NO COATING (METALLIC PRINTING) AND/OR TRANSPARENCIES
When printing on areas without any coating, the colors will become metallic/shiny as the tin will be shining through the printed color. Another technique is to leave areas completely transparent, meaning that the silver tin is shown between areas which are printed.
STEP 2: SELECT PRINT SPECS
Can print multiple colors from the digital artwork file. Using a combination of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black, CMYK uses combinations of these 4 colors to make other colors.
Will match a specific pantone color selected. When printed on a coat white base, it is the most accurate way to color match.
COMBINATION (CMYK + PANTONES)
You can use a combination of CMYK plus pantones in order to optimize color matching while having a variety of colors.
STEP 3: CHOOSE A FINISH
Our standard finishing. Shiny gloss finish.
Matte finish with a varnish seal.
Matte finish with gloss coating only in certain areas. Allows for subtle highlighting of artwork aspects.
A coating which cracks during the sealing process. An interesting and unique finish usually used to give a worn/antique look.