Color with White (CMYKW)
This printing option is for full color printing on clear or metallic substrates. White is printed behind the areas that you select to help make the design less transparent. On metallic substrates it is used to mask the metallic properties in areas you do not wish to be reflective. If this option is selected you must make sure your graphic files are setup in CMYK mode and if possible add a spot channel called “spotwhite” which contains all the area you want printed with white ink.
If you do not know how to setup your graphic files this way you may allow our graphics team to take care of it. Simply put a detailed description of where you would like spot white to appear in the customer comments section.
This kind of printing is great for use with clear materials and metallic materials. You can use it to reverse print so that the image is readable from the adhesive side. You can make labels for food packaging that need to have a portion that shows the product itself. This printing option is also good for use on supplement and nutraceutical labels that need to have metallic or holographic portions.
The white ink allows your custom label or sticker to have portions that are clear and portions that are opaque, or portions that are metallic and portions that are plain.
Let us know if you have any questions or need help designing a label with white ink. Feel free to call 877-277-4682 or click the “Live Chat” link at the bottom of this page.