Thanks to the addition of a new type of digital press, Conquest Graphics is proud to offer an exciting range of previously impossible iridescent colors through the addition of silver and gold ink underlays and glossy clear spot coatings.
The possibilities are only as limited as your creativity, as these new metallic inks offer an entirely new gamut of metallic colors through a virtually endless collection of over and underlay combinations with existing CMYK color builds.
Below, we’ve provided a guide on how to properly prepare your print files so that the silver, gold and spot coatings work exactly as you’re envisioning.
If you are confident your files are prepared properly and won’t need any corrections or adjustments to print the metallic hues you expect, we encourage you to select the option indicating you already have the files prepared and won’t need any help with your metallic or spot coated piece before printing.
If you are not sure how to prepare your files correctly, or even if you are just a little unsure you’ve prepared the files correctly, we recommend you choose the option that indicates you will be needing help preparing your file(s) for print.
There is a small fee for choosing to have our team assist you with preparing your files due to the fact that the process of matching a customers’ files to their exact specifications and expectations can be rather time consuming for our team of designers and prepress specialists.
If you indicate that you won’t be needing any help preparing your files, but you end up needing one of our designers or prepress assistants to help make your files ready for print, you will have to pay the same service fee in full as if you had selected the option to receive help from the beginning.
This policy is intended to both streamline the ordering process for customers who have properly prepared their files and to prevent anyone from attempting to print from files that have not been prepared properly.
CMYK + Silver
CMYK + Gold
We will give customers who submitted improperly prepared files the opportunity to fix the files themselves in case the error is accidental, but if the customer must receive assistance to get the files properly formatted, they will be expected to pay the service fee in full.
If the delivery date of a printed piece is delayed because of a customer’s inability to get the correctly formatted files in on time, Conquest Graphics cannot be held accountable for the delay. As with the appearance of other CMYK color builds, if the appearance of a metallic ink or spot coating doesn’t meet the customer’s expectations, Conquest Graphics cannot be held accountable.
Below we’ve included more detailed information about the capabilities of our new press, and a set of tutorials on how to properly prepare files for a metallic ink press.