What is White Ink Printing?

Did you know that new white ink digital printing technology now allows us to print white ink on dark paper?

Up until fairly recently, printing in white ink was but a dream. This is because most inks used in offset printing are translucent and translucent white ink does not cover dark paper.

Opaque white inks are sometimes an option but they still require several applications, which increases the cost and turnaround time. Plus, the printing shop would have to spend a considerable amount of time cleaning the printer to ensure that the remains of any other ink colors were wiped clean.

Another option to achieve the effect of printing using white ink was to reverse print, where white letters were created by printing a dark background, leaving the actual white letters blank or void of ink.

The technology behind digital printing has come a long way so that white ink printing services are now available and affordable. Talk with our professional Phoenix printers of PRI Graphics to learn more about your options for printing using white ink. We can be reached toll-free at 1-877-409-8889 or by email.

Using White Ink for Printing

There are two methods of printing using white ink printing on black paper:

  1. Spot Ink – This is where only select objects are rendered by printing white ink on dark paper.
  2. Flood Background – This is where the entire background of the graphic (including clear areas) is printed in white ink.

Please refer to PRI Graphic’s How to Prepare White Ink Print Jobs PDF for further instructions on how to do each.

Benefits of White Ink Digital Printing

There are a number of benefits to printing using white ink:

  • A creative alternative to traditional colored ink options.
  • A larger selection of paper options (print in dark colored paper like black and navy blue).
  • White ink printing is affordable thanks to new digital printing technologies!
  • Digital printing is ideal for short run printing projects (you no longer need to order large quantities for white ink printing).

Get Creative With White Ink Printing

At PRI Graphics, white ink printing can be accomplished on numerous mediums. Here are some common printing ideas that come through our print shops. You can use white ink printing…

About PRI Graphics

Also known as Perkinson Reprographics, family owned and operated PRI Graphics has two printing shops to serve you including in Mesa and Phoenix Arizona. Both of our locations use state-of-the-art flatbed printing equipment that enables us to offer white ink print technology to all our customers.

For more information on white ink printing services or for professional assistance in preparing your next printing project, please call us toll-free at 1-877-409-8889. We can also be reached locally at 602-393-3131 or contact us by email.

We will be happy to assist you.

For more information about emerging printing technologies and how to think like a designer, check out this article by Printing Impressions entitled, 10 Things Printers Can Teach Designers.

Incorporate Vinyl Graphics Printing into Your Marketing

Have you considered adding vinyl graphics printing as a way to get more life into your branding and marketing efforts?

Our graphics design specialists at PRI Graphics in Phoenix AZ have put together these unique ideas on how you can use custom vinyl graphics printing and cutting to make your company and your message stand out.

Vinyl Window Graphics Printing

With custom window graphics printing, you can create unique window decals in all shapes and sizes. Printing “see through vinyl” for windows is a great marketing idea since it still allows you to still see out the window. Or, for complete privacy, you can choose to print solid vinyl graphics. If your storefront or office is on the street level, window graphics essentially create eye level billboards that can catch the attention of those just passing by. If your office is on the second floor or higher, you can use printed window graphics to draw attention to your location and let customers know they are at the right building before going up the elevator or staircase. At PRI Graphics, we offer both permanent and temporary window graphics printing.

Floor Graphics Printing

Large format printed vinyl floor graphics can be used as a cool marketing tool or for wayfinding, where printed vinyl footsteps or arrows help lead customers to your promotional display or checkout. You can also use vinyl floor graphics to inform customers of special discounts and sales. If your customers come in with little children you can create a kid-friendly zone with hopscotch vinyl floor graphics or a car mat that will keep the kids delightfully entertained. Floor graphics can be functional, fun, and creative; just let your imagination run.

Wall Covering Printing

Vinyl wall graphics can be permanent or temporary and used to make announcements, promote new products, display logos, or add excitement to your retail or business space. The best thing about printed wall graphics is that they are easy to change. You can rotate through for special events or seasonal promotions. Read more about the Advantages and Benefits of Wall Coverings.

Professional Fleet Graphics

Enhance just one vehicle or your company’s entire fleet with full professional vehicle wraps. Vehicle graphics can also be individually cut and used to make your company more visible wherever you are – including on the road! Fleet graphics also clearly identify your vehicles for when you make deliveries to customers or perform job site inspections. Learn more about vehicle graphics at PRI and check out our other blog post on the benefits of vehicle graphics and wraps.

Vinyl Graphics for Uniforms and Equipment

Do your employees wear special equipment like hardhats or carry tools to a job site in a hard storage container? Do they wear uniforms or use a ladder or some other piece of equipment? Tools, equipment, and even uniforms provide an opportunity to advertise your brand, logo, or message. Why not print and cut vinyl graphics and decals for employee uniforms and equipment? For branding purposes, it’s good to promote your logo and message wherever you can.

About PRI Graphics

PRI Graphics operates two printing facilities, one in Phoenix and another in Mesa, Arizona. We offer in-house graphic design, professional printing services, and precision digital cutting for all types of large format printed materials.  From backlit graphics and window graphics to banners, wall coverings, and vehicle wraps, we can help you with all your printing needs. No printing project is too big or too small.

When it comes to custom vinyl graphics printing, we work on all sizes of projects – no matter how big or small! You can choose from a variety of vinyl materials suitable for your application including reflective vinyl and static cling vinyl.

For more information on large format vinyl graphics printing, please call us in Phoenix at 1-602-393-3131. Our toll-free number is 1-877-409-8889 or send us an email. We will be happy to assist you.

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