Tom Kubinski Mary Albers www.sextonprinting.com
Mary Albers www.sextonprinting.com
June 2004 TK's Korner
"Karen ask's why do I have a hard time matching color on some family member pieces? What can I do to control this better?"
That is a great question and the answer may be what we call Ink Burnout or Chemical Burn or UV Burn. Burnout can cause some colored inks to fade prematurely. In this issue we will discuss Why some PMS colors fade, How Burnout happens, Which of the 15 base colors are most likely to be effected and How to prevent Ink Burnout.
Why do some PMS colors fade while others keep their hues?
The client decided to have us match the previously printed piece, so we used the same paper, ink, and aqueous coating. Although the new pieces differ from the company color pallet and the PMS book, all family pieces match each other.
How does ink burnout happen?
Seven of the 15 base colors are prone to burnout if they are exposed to chemicals called amines, which occur in aqueous and UV coatings. These seven base colors are Warm Red, Rhodamine Red, 032 Red, Reflex Blue, Violet, Purple, and 072 Blue. Pantone Yellow has also been known to burn out under some circumstances.
How can I prevent ink burnout?
What I need to remember about ink Burnout
How can I learn more?
Referrals are greatly appreciated. If you know someone who I should contact, please let me know.
If you would like to join me on one of our upcoming tours, if there is something that you would like me to address, or if you know of someone who might like to receive TK's Korner, please let me know via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone. Successfully,
If you would like to join me on one of our upcoming tours, if there is something that you would like me to address, or if you know of someone who might like to receive TK's Korner, please let me know via e-mail at email@example.com or phone.Take care and have a great day.