SPECIALTY TECHNIQUES

MFX/CIX

Colour Innovations introduced to the Toronto market a metallic ink palette using the MFX Silver and CIX Gold and Bronze processes. The licensed MFX software includes a metallic colour library and software system that produces literally hundreds of thousands of metallic colours efficiently and cost-effectively and allows designers to use a wide range of colours in a single piece while still meeting budget limitations. FM screening also eliminates moire patterning, rosettes, and colour shifts which can form in halftones.

STOCHASTIC FM SCREENING

FM (Frequency Modulated, also called “Stochastic”) screens consist of irregularly spaced, same-sized micro dots. Traditional AM (Amplitude Modulated) screens consist of larger, regularly spaced, variable-sized dots. With FM screening, tone densities are varied by placing different numbers of small dots within a given area rather than by changing the sizes of a fixed number of dots as in conventional AM screening. The effect is that the dots seem to disappear, resulting in unsurpassed clarity and detail, especially in images of fabrics, jewelry, automobiles, and skin tones. FM screening also eliminates moire patterning, rosettes and colour shifts which can form in halftones.

LASER CUTTING

FOILING & EMBOSSING