Satin Ink

for a silky smooth feel and finish with little sheen. Largest print area available of 14″x25.5″.

Why print with satin ink?

Produced with our Xerox iGen 4 Diamond Edition Press, this press produces a satin/silk sheen on the print due to the wax used to create the toner. In general, this press produces the smoothest print, especially on satin/silk paper. It prints images with a ton of dark ink beautifully and can also print the largest size out of the three.Since it can print the largest size, for larger runs, this press is your best choice. We’re also able to print perfect bound books sized up to 12x12 finish size with this press. This press does struggle with thin text and solid backgrounds of lighter colors due to having a slightly lower resolution.

Satin Ink Overall Advantages and Limitations
Overall Advantages
  • Satin ink with our satin paper is a match made in heaven for a silky smooth look with no gloss.
  • The largest print size of our digital press fleet at 14″ x 25.5″. Great for bigger posters and landscape books. We’ve even got your trifold 8.5×11″ brochures covered.
  • The hungriest out of our fleet, this press can provide the most economical pricing for longer runs.
Overall Limitations
  • Overprinting on this machine is discouraged.
  • Writing on materials printed on this digital press is the least effective of the fleet.
  • Heavy coverage on textured stock can be problematic.
  • Paperweight maximum is 16pt.

Strengths and Limitation Details for Satin 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.
  • For creatives: The satin ink will be slightly duller on ink areas than non-ink areas.
Limitations
  • The least unique way to print.
  • The satin ink will be slightly duller on ink areas than non-ink areas.
  • Not recommended for writing
Satin Paper
Advantages
  • For a silky smooth look and feel there is no better combination within our fleet than satin ink on satin paper.
  • Print quality is strong due to smooth finish
  • Great for photos and skin tones
  • Economical
  • Great for direct mail
Limitations
  • Not recommended for writing
Textured Paper
Advantages
  • For more economical projects, this digital press will just have a slight sheen.
Limitations
  • Heavy coverage not recommended due to print quality issues.
  • Large expansive solid colored backgrounds may appear blotchy and mottled.
Uncoated Paper
Advantages
  • For more economical projects, this digital press will have just a slight sheen on ink areas.
Limitations
  • Heavy coverage not recommended due to print quality issues.
  • Large expansive solid color backgrounds may look blotchy and mottled.
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