Kernow North America, the global leader in high performance print media, is proud the announce the launch of MetaliK®, the exciting new range of highly reflective metalized media developed specifically for digital print processes.
The new MetaliK® range of materials is designed to provide a stunning level of luminance and depth to color prints. Incorporating a propriety new technology to control static and maximize toner adhesion with a brilliant silver metalized finish, the new MetaliK® line opens new creative avenues for printers looking to take advantage of the growing interest in reflective and metal materials. By utilizing digital four color process on laser/toner and UV inkjet devices, printers are now able to quickly create special effects, on demand luxury designs, and versioned cartons straight from their print output device. When combined with new advancements in white inks and toners, printer can take full advantage of MetaliK® by creating bright accents without the need for a secondary process such as foil-stamping.
The new MetaliK® Board is a specially designed paperboard material with a highly reflective silver surface on one side and smooth white paper board on the other. Engineered for strength and rigidity, the MetaliK Board folds easily with no cracking, making it a superb solution for applications such as luxury packaging, greetings cards and direct mail.
Commenting on the announcement, President of Kernow North America, Bosy Colak: “Kernow is renowned for manufacturing quality media and the development of MetaliK® marks another breakthrough that will enable companies to confidently expand into high-end and lucrative applications such as luxury packaging, personalized greetings cards and direct mail.”
The new MetaliK® is immediately available globally through a broad network or familiar suppliers. In addition to bright silver, bright gold and bright copper versions will be available, further increasing the number of effects printers can achieve. Kernow has announced plans to continue to expand on the MetaliK® range to include new applications that are emerging in the market.