I get asked for white ink on dark paper often. I have decided to look into foil options. I have been looking at Kwikprint machines and what they can do. I have also seen Aamstamp produces a small manual foil machine that can do a 4x5 inch area and can be converted to air as an upgrade. http://www.aamstamp.com
Does anyone out there have any experience dealing with these machines or their clones or opinions on what they are capable of. I think a 4x5 large enough to meet my requirements 99% or the time.
Any thoughts appreciated.
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We had a special white ( they called it snow white) ink made by Gans here is Anaheim California. It is an intensified white opaque white ink used by a few letterpress shops. We cut it with 10-20 % silver. It worked Ok with mid dark colors and looks a little blueish. Dark Navy Blue and Black stock not so great. We have also used it as our mix color on a few jobs calling for opaque white to create a light color with good opacity. If is worth trying. Foil does work a lot better.
What about engraving the image. I have had great success with white on dark stocks. The image cannot contain large solids. Marty