Color-Logic launches Pattern-FX 7

Color-Logic, which has developed a special effects for commercial print and packaging, has released Pattern-FX Volume 7. These patterns can be applied as emboss plates or varnish layers

Mark Geeves, Director of Sales and Marketing for Color-Logic, explained: “Patterns have become a key element of graphic design in recent years. Color-Logic Pattern-FX volumes are illustrator palettes which incorporate the Color-Logic special effects and make pattern usage effortless, predictable, and reproducible. The patterns can be rotated and scaled, and since Color-Logic colours can be gradated, two or more colours can be used within one pattern. When using the seven Pattern-FX volumes together with the 924 metallic colours in the Color-Logic Design Suite, graphic designers have access to 776,160 predictable and reproducible embellishment patterns with just a few mouse clicks, although with scaling and rotation, the true number of print embellishments is essentially unlimited. In addition, with Color-Logic Gradation-FX, graphic designers can blend metallic colours into other metallic colours for each pattern or blend process colours into metallic colours for use on conventional or digital presses.”

Geeves continued: “Once graphic designers have Color-Logic tools and understand what is possible with print embellishment, they will increase the use of value added print. Using Color-Logic enables graphic designers to produce all colours and embellishments with just five inks: silver ink or toner with CMYK on paper, or white ink or toner with CMYK on reflective stock. Color-Logic makes print embellishment not only predictable but economical for production.”

In addition, Color-Logic has updated its software to be fully compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2023.

Geeves commented: “At Color-Logic, we take particular care to make all our software products compatible with the most current version of Adobe creative tools. The Color-Logic Design Suite for PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign been released and may be found by licensed printers and designers in the SMART Centre area under installers. An optional upgrade expands the color palette to the full 924 metallic colors with embellishments. Color-Logic Touch7 Photo products for ECG (Extended Color Gamut) inks and neon/fluorescent inks are also fully compatible with the current Adobe Creative Cloud.”

Color-Logic has also uploaded a number of videos to its online Smart Centre that give users advice on how to get the most out of its software. Richard Ainge, Color-Logic’s Chief Technical Officer, said: “The Color-Logic Tips and Tricks section offers graphic designers solutions to specific embellishment issues that have plagued Color-Logic users. Each video details how to get the best out of Color-Logic designs and what to avoid when preparing files. Some videos focus on creating embellishments within Color-Logic, while others detail how to modify clients’ designs for maximum embellishment effect.”

You can find further details from color-logic.com.


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