Matte Adaptive Ink

for a matte look on premium and vintage print pieces. White ink also available.

Why print with our HP Indigo Digital Press with Matte Adaptive Ink?

For those that have struggled to find a place that can really print matte with no sheen, we’re excited for you. It prints matte because it uses liquid ink instead of powder so the layer of ink on the sheet is 3 times thinner and it also gets into those tough textured papers beautifully. We’re also able to print with white ink and Pantone colors for specialty projects. The most critical graphic designers and artists prefer this press due to the premium quality it provides.

This press does struggle with large areas of solid colored backgrounds so try to put textures in the background. The ink on this press is also the most sensitive to scuffing so the less ink the better and we do not recommend mailing postcards with heavy coverage with this press. Due to the premium nature of this press and the sheer amount of maintenance it requires, this is also the most pricey press of the three.

 

Overall Advantages / Limitations

Our Matte Adaptive Ink is printed with our HP Indigo Digital Press which is considered the best Digital Press in the industry.

Advantages
  • Truly flat printing with offset quality. The best of the best for skin tones and color accuracy.
  • White ink option to print on any color paper (yup, even black and transparent vinyl)
  • Special inks may be ordered to make sure we hit your brand color accurately.
  • This ink will adapt to the paper finish you choose.
  • Great for fine art and gallery printing.
  • This digital press can print on the thickest substrates within our fleet. (18 point and even higher for certain stocks)
Limitations
  • Ink toughness is the weakest of the three presses.
  • Not recommended for direct mailing services due to scuffing.
  • As with all digital presses, avoid expensive solid colored backgrounds due to image quality defects.
  • Image maximum size is 12×18. This is the smallest of our digital press fleet.
  • Paperweight maximum is 24 point on special stocks. It’s the highest of our digital press fleet.

Advantage and limitation details for matte adaptive ink on

Glossy Paper
Advantages
  • Images pop
  • Print quality is strong due to smooth finish
  • Great for photos and skin tones
Limitations
  • The least unique way to print.
  • Not recommended for writing
  • Laminating recommended for products that will be subject to scuffing.
Uncoated Paper
Advantages
  • Thrives printing on uncoated paper.
  • Truly flat printing when combined with uncoated paper.
  • Gallery art quality printing
  • Heavy coverage is not idea but if you need to have heavy coverage on uncoated stock this is the one to do it.
Limitations
  • Heavy coverage not recommended due to print quality issues.
  • Matte adaptive ink is the least resistant to scuffing out of the fleet.
Satin Paper
Advantages
  • Images print smoothly
  • Print quality is strong due to smooth finish
  • Great for photos and skin tones
Limitations
Textured Paper
Advantages
  • Thrives printing on textured paper.
  • Truly flat printing when combined with textured paper.
  • Retains the character of the paper.
  • Gallery art quality printing
  • Heavy coverage is not idea but if you need to have heavy coverage on uncoated stock this is the one to do it.
Limitations
  • Heavy coverage not recommended due to print quality.
  • Matte adaptive ink is the least resistant to scuffing out of the fleet.

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