Prototypes & Comps

Epson Expands Proofing Media Portfolio with New MetallicProof Film

Posted: August 11, 2010

Epson America has once again expanded its line of proofing media for the packaging and prototyping market with the introduction of MetallicProof™ Film paper. Designed specifically for use with the Epson Stylus® Pro WT7900 with Epson UltraChrome® HDR White Ink, Epson’s new MetallicProof Film, along with Epson’s innovative ClearProof™ Film and CrystalClear™ Film, give packaging designers and pre-press houses a range of high-quality, low-cost printing solutions to produce contract proofs, mockups, and prototypes.
As the first of its kind in the industry, MetallicProof Film is a revolutionary proofing media that enables designers and packaging companies to extend their prototyping capabilities in-house with new substrates and printing effects. Epson UltraChrome HDR White Ink provides an opaque base layer on MetallicProof Film, enabling high color saturation and resolution. MetallicProof Film can also be used in combination with the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900’s seven ink colors to create special effects such as pastels or metallic colors like gold and bronze.
“Epson is dedicated to providing a variety of high-quality substrates that directly benefit the unique and increasingly complex needs of the packaging and prototyping market,” says Jeff Smith, product marketing manager, professional imaging, at Epson America. “MetallicProof Film is the first of its kind in the industry and truly expands the printing capabilities of packaging designers. In addition, Epson’s entire line of packaging papers enhance the workflow of proofing and prototyping professionals for both flexographic and gravure printing, providing near instant dry times, rich blacks, and vibrant colors.”
Designed specifically for use with the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900, this line of media offers a complete packaging solution. Additional details include:

  • New MetallicProof Film: Thin film for easy application to packaging surfaces such as boxes and bottles that produces metallic effects on contract proofs, mock-up and prototypes; features a specially-developed coating that is capable of high ink absorption for a wide color gamut while delivering faster drying times for greater productivity
  • ClearProof Film: Clear film technology with unique ultra-clear layering technology delivers higher ink capacity for extreme color gamut and faster drying for higher productivity - CrystalClear Film: Optically clear polyester film provides high image quality, performance and accuracy for various proofing applications such as color progressives, spot overlays, and other packaging requirements; quick drying, smooth surface delivers accuracy and short-term stability.

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