West Chester, OH—In early 2009, in the middle of the most severe recession suffered by the printing industry, Color-Logic introduced its Process Metallic Color system. It was the only graphic design software package that simplified and standardized metallic print production. The system created foil printing using white ink/toner or silver ink/toner.
Since then, “the Color-Logic system has remained affordable and easy; for both conventional and digital printers to implement,” the company announced. The platform’s key feature links printers with graphic designers as well as brand managers. As a result, they can partner in the execution of metallic designs.
Color-Logic develops color communication systems and software tool sets for a variety of special effect printing applications. Moreover, its decorative effects utilize the existing workflows of printers and designers to yield results without the use of special equipment. The company was started by Richard Ainge, chief technology officer, and Mark Geeves, director of Sales and Marketing. Both remain active in the company.
Today, virtually every digital printing press manufacturer that offers white ink/toner or silver ink/toner supports Color-Logic. The company has worked with press, substrate and coating technology partners around the world. In addition, it has evolved with process and equipment technologies.
After 10 years, Color-Logic has installations in more than 50 countries. Furthermore, in the past three years, 90% of Color-Logic sales occurred outside the United States. In addition, the company expects that in 2019, sales to printers with digital presses will exceed those to conventional printers for the first time.
“For printers using any process, Color-Logic offers educational videos and easy-to-follow training. They enable designers to quickly understand the technology as well as use it to produce metallic files that are consistently reproducible without seemingly endless trial-and-error,” the company added.