Developer of metallic colour printing design and production software Color-Logic has more than doubled the number of ‘gold’ colours available to licensees of its system, with the addition of 30 new shades, bringing the total to 55.

The Color-Logic system does not actually require a gold ink or toner – as offered by Xerox and more recently, Ricoh – but mixes process colours with metallic silver ink, toner or substrate to achieve gold effects. With the addition of the new gold recipes, the total; number of metallic colours defined in the system reaches 280.

Discussing the issues facing printers using silver or gold in their digital presses, or considering one of the models offering a fifth-colour station for metallic  toners, Color-Logic director of sales and marketing Mark Geeves commented, ‘Manufacturers of digital presses are beginning to offer silver and gold inks and toners to complement traditional CMYK inks and toners. But without Color-Logic, digital printers are limited to a single gold colour, while  Color-Logic licensees can offer their customers 55 different gold options. And these golds can not only be used as spot colours in designs, but in the many embellishment options offered by Color-Logic as well. Digital press owners using the Color-Logic System no longer need to waste precious production time swapping out silver ink or toner to run gold.’