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« on: June 13, 2013, 09:02:16 PM »
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I doubt such a paper or process exists, but here goes nothing...

I finally tried Kodak Endura Metallic paper and love it except for one thing--the metallic grayness of the un-inked paper base.  I always print photos with an inch or two thick white border because--well, I like it. I don't care much for full bleeds. But Kodak Endura, as well as every metallic brand I've tried, forces one to print full bleed, unless you don't mind the grayish borders. I'm curious if anyone feels as I do and wether a similar cibachrome-like or dye sublimation  paper/process exists that offers either a pure white paper base color (instead of metal gray) or perhaps a process that prints with white ink even (never heard of white ink, but sounds like it might work).  In short, I want the POP of Kodak Metallic but with a nice clean white paper substrate. No inkjet papers. Does such an animal exist or am I pipe dreaming?
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 12:38:29 AM »
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White ink needs to be quite dense to work, which is difficult to get to work with water based ink sets and the piezo-electric inkjet printing technology.  It likes to separate and clog print heads.  There is the Epson WT7900 which ... basically has white ink.  (Technically it fakes it.)  It's around an extra $3,000 over the base 7900.  I don't think they have a WT9900, but I could be wrong.  So, interesting, but probably not useful for your purposes unless it's really really bugging you.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 01:03:47 AM »
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Anyone try Chromaluxe? I see that this process is used on aluminum plates coated with a white polymer base. I wonder if it could work on paper-thin aluminum sheets as well.

http://www.chromaluxe.com/about-us/process/

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2amv-TiYd34

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 01:57:31 AM »
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Have you tried Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl? It's a metallic paper like the Kodak Endura - slightly more pearlescent and slightly less silvery metallic - but is white.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 08:41:14 AM »
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White ink needs to be quite dense to work, which is difficult to get to work with water based ink sets and the piezo-electric inkjet printing technology.  It likes to separate and clog print heads.  There is the Epson WT7900 which ... basically has white ink.  (Technically it fakes it.)  It's around an extra $3,000 over the base 7900.  I don't think they have a WT9900, but I could be wrong.  So, interesting, but probably not useful for your purposes unless it's really really bugging you.

Interesting ink, however, Epson says short-term color stability and it's $8500.  Here is what Epson says:

"Designed specifically for proofing flexographic and gravure print jobs that require the color white, the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 incorporates our latest achievements in high-resolution ink jet technology - including our breakthrough Epson UltraChrome™ HDR White Ink.

Epson UltraChrome HDR White Ink introduces an all-new Organic Hollow Resin Particle Technology, which forces light to randomly scatter, producing the illusion of seeing the color white.

This innovative way to produce the color white yields an amazing white ink density, ability for custom white color toning, and provides professional short-term color stability for mission-critical color proofing on a range of new substrates including ink jet coated transparent and metallic films. And unlike traditional white ink chemistry, Epson UltraChrome HDR White Ink is a safer, water-based resin particle - void of any known carcinogens.

Capable of printing directly on both ink jet coated clear and metallic films, in roll or cut sheet, up to 24 inches wide, the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 can proof virtually any size print job thrown at it.  Whether you're creating contract proofs of various packaging products requiring a clear or metallic base, or producing color accurate packaging mock-ups or prototypes, the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 can easily proof your most difficult flexographic and gravure print jobs.

With every new introduction of an Epson Stylus Pro printer, we continue to innovate and refine the overall experience. With the introduction of our latest Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 printer, Epson is once again redefining what's possible."
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 12:45:17 PM »
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I finally tried Kodak Endura Metallic paper and love it except for one thing--the metallic grayness of the un-inked paper base.  

You do realize there is no ink in a Kodak Endura Metallic print? It's a chemical photographic print, with the dyes incorporated in an emulsion.  even a printer with white ink wouldn't work, because it's not an inkjet paper.  The "grey" color is just the base, and like all papers gives the paper it's basic quality, which is it's metallic look.  There really isn't an inkjet process that matches it, although some are pretty close.

Options are many, including matting, printing full bleed then surface mounting to something, face- mounting to glass or acrylic.
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