Glossy Ink

for extra pop on all images and text without paying a premium.

Why print with glossy ink?

This Xerox 800 Color Press is one of the first of our fleet, but also the most attention grabbing. Glossy ink on any coated sheet provides a higher gloss without incurring any extra costs. Pairing it with a satin, uncoated, or textured stock makes for a two-tone effect that makes it seem like your images and text pop off the page.

This press does struggle with heavy coverage of ink on uncoated and textured stocks as it becomes  mottled/blotchy in some instances.

Glossy Ink Overall Advantages and Limitations
Overall Advantages
  • Creates a spot gloss effect wherever there is ink. The darker the ink, the more glossy it’ll be.
  • Great adhesion and ink toughness. Great for book covers and direct mail.
Overall Limitations
  • Writing on top of this surface is difficult and strongly discouraged.
  • Heavy coverage on textured stock can be problematic.
  • Image maximum size is 12.5×18.5.
  • Paperweight maximum is 16pt.

Advantage and limitation details for Glossy Ink on

Glossy Paper
Advantages
  • Images pop
  • Print quality is strong due to smooth finish
  • Great for photos and skin tones
  • Economical
  • Great for direct mail
  • A bit more durable due to glossy coating
  • High gloss effect without UV coating required.
Limitations
  • The least unique way to print.
  • Not recommended for writing
Satin Paper
Advantages
  • Ink gloss contrast between satin paper creates a 3D effect.
  • Images pop
  • Print quality is strong due to smooth finish
  • Great for photos and skin tones
  • Economical
  • Great for direct mail
  • A bit more durable due to glossy coating
Limitations
  • The least unique way to print.
  • Not recommended for writing
Uncoated Paper
Advantages
  • Ink gloss contrast between uncoated paper creates a 3D effect.
  • Images pop
  • Great for photos and skin tones
  • Economical
  • Writing on areas where there is no glossy ink works great.
Limitations
  • Heavy coverage not recommended due to print quality issues.
Textured Paper
Advantages
  • Ink gloss contrast between uncoated paper creates a 3D effect.
Limitations
  • Heavy coverage not recommended due to print quality issues.
nonstop printing

Real custom printing for people that know that presentation matters.

Open from 9am - 6pm |  Monday - Friday

© 2017 Nonstop Printing, Inc.

6226 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038