p01 Kansas City Southern
Skip to main content

Recent Topics

xx

xx
Preflight for black text
by Tracy
Today at 04:54:42 PM

xx
Xmpie or Fusion Pro
by pspdfppdfxhd
Today at 02:09:06 PM

xx
Only took 30 years
by pspdfppdfxhd
Today at 02:07:02 PM

clip

xx
Acrobat excessive RAM usage
by Joe
October 12, 2018, 06:20:51 PM

xx

xx
Mac Email Client
by Joe
October 11, 2018, 02:01:39 PM

clip
Text moves when box is duped
by DCurry
October 10, 2018, 01:30:33 PM

xx
Font Management
by Joe
October 09, 2018, 05:30:47 PM

xx
Mojave (and Acrobat DC)
by Joe
October 09, 2018, 04:51:24 PM

xx
Export PDF reverse pages?
by wonderings
October 09, 2018, 01:08:09 PM

xx
Printing direct vs. spooling
by mattbeals
October 08, 2018, 02:01:48 PM

xx
He-e-elp! backsave please...
by DigiCorn
October 05, 2018, 01:57:26 PM

clip
Layers Versioning
by Slappy
October 04, 2018, 09:02:44 PM

Topic: thermochromic ink in offset printing (Read 555 times) previous topic - next topic

thermochromic ink in offset printing

Has anyone ever used thermochromic ink (printed offset) in any jobs? Like can it be run as a 5th color.

This is ink that prints black but when you touch it, it disappears to reveal what's printed underneath. (I am not kidding, never heard about it until today).

If it can't be printed offset, I wonder who you can send it to to finish the job. One of our client requires it on their print job.




Re: thermochromic ink in offset printing

Reply #1
yes, the last place I worked did it offset. The issue is it has to be chilled to set so it activates it when it is touched with a warm hand or finger.

My current place does it on a silkscreen, same diff.
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

Re: thermochromic ink in offset printing

Reply #2
Chilled? Like we have to pack the skids in a meat locker after printing?


Thanks.

Re: thermochromic ink in offset printing

Reply #3
We used refrigerated trailers. We printed large quantities, so it was a 18 wheeler trailer.
Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time