HEXACHROME AND MULTI-COLOUR PRINTING

Hexachrome and Hi-Fi printing without compromising colour

With hexachrome printing, we enrich the traditional 4-colour (quadri) with extra colours. This produces an especially true and natural reproduction of all ranges of colouring – while orange, green and violet tints, in particular, come fully into their own. So that a hexachrome orange will look much more delicious!

No wonder that hexachrome printing is the preferred technique whenever colour and colour-nuances must be reproduced without compromise. In paint catalogues and paint samples, for instance.

Combining multi-colour and screen

At Bema Graphics, we even go a step further in Hi-Fi printing. So that no detail is lost, we combine multi-colour printing with our specialised screen techniques.

PRINTING IN
1 COLOUR BLACK OR
3 COLOURS

1 colour black: monochrome printing

We print the image in 1 colour black. There is little contrast in the darker parts, and the density has reached its limit.

3 colours black and grey: trichrome printing

We print the image in 3 colours: light grey, medium grey and black. By adding 2 colours to black:
  • the shaded parts gain in intensity
  • the progression of the tints is softer

PRINTING GOLD AND METALLIC COLOURS

Combining special inks with 4 or multi-colours

To print metallic colours faithfully, we combine metallic inks with quadri- or multi-colour printing. This way, we give images a metallic look & feel that works excellently in,
for example:
  • brochures about paint, powder coatings aluminium...
  • paint colour samples, aluminium window profiles
  • specialised printed matter such as car catalogues,
    art catalogues, ...

Gold colour with gloss printing

To print gold colour, it’s common to print the extra PMS as full-surface. But at Bema Graphics, we screen the gold as well. This process is quite meticulous and painstaking, because metallic inks repel other inks – but the result is certainly worth the effort: the gold is faithfully reproduced with a superb gloss. Ideal for:
  • specialised brochures and promotional materials for goldsmiths (for example)
  • museum brochures
  • art catalogues

NO DETAIL IS LOST

Printing with stochastic screening

In a conventional screen, all of the points are regular and arranged in a row, all at the same angle. But that fixed structure causes problems (such as moiré effect and colour shift) when you print images that also have a fixed structure themselves, like textile.

In stochastic screening, the printing points are laid out randomly, so that no detail is lost and the image is reproduced exquisitely. Even – and especially – in the case of photos of textiles or tapestries, for example.

HIDDEN DETAIL

Printing with screens of 300 lines
per inch

Conventional printing uses a screen of 175 lpi. With 300 lines per inch, we make the image quality exceptionally fine, so that new details appear. A magnificent result for images in which detail is all-important.

GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR IMAGES

True-to-life – thanks to colour management

Our specialists achieve true-to-life images with their expertise in colour management. The right white balance, establishing the appropriate colour temperature and lighting... They have a special ability for making a reproduction as realistic as possible.

Shaping images with editing

Retouches, making paths, colouring images. Turning a blue wall into a red wall... Everything is possible. While always retaining the 'naturalness' of the image.