Glitter and Pearlescent

'Enchanting pearly glitter effect on paper and cardboard'

Glitter is and will remain extremely popular!
Glitters and sparkles, who doesn't love them? Consumers love it! Glitter pearlescent effects on packaging or labels help a brand to stand out. In any case, special printing effects provide a special look. What stands out with this glitter pearlescent print effect is that people always want to touch it. This is partly due to the light that plays with the glitter and pearlescent reflection. The depth and intensity of the powder used is highlighted by the incidence of light. It is captivating. Glitter pearlescent on packaging or labels is an absolute added value and generates an exclusive look.

How do we print the glitter pearlescent effect?
To achieve the glitter pearlescent effect we use Sparkling Mineral Powder (SMP). This durable pearlescent powder is attached to paper or cardboard by means of a very thin “glue layer”. SMP can be printed in all kinds of colours and in different levels of coverage.

How many glitter pearlescent effect colours are there?
Glitter pearlescent effects can be printed in CMYK and PMS. Many customers initially think of glitter and pearlescent in the classic colour tones such as gold, silver, bronze and copper, but bright (less natural) colour tones are also possible. The nice thing about Sparkling Mineral Powder is that it not only has a wide colour range, but that one can also play with different coverage levels. As a result, very special effects can emerge. For example, with a semi-transparent cover, the colour of the paper or cardboard comes into play.

Can the glitter pearlescent effect be printed on paper and cardboard?
Yes, we can print glitter pearlescent effects on many types of paper and cardboard.

Is the glitter pearlescent effect durable?
Yes, Sparkling Mineral Powder (SMP), with which we achieve this glitter pearlescent effect is durable, free of heavy metals, and recyclable! This mineral-based powder creates many pearlescent glitter effects, but these are essentially metal-free. It is suitable for use in labels and packaging in the food industry.

Is the glitter and pearlescent print effect suitable for labels and packaging?
Special print effects such as glitter and pearlescent are suitable for almost all labels and packaging. Whether it is used all-over or just in the details of the design, it will add value to the label or packaging.

Does the glitter pearlescent effect combine well with other print effects?
On its own, Sparkling Mineral Powder, with which the glitter pearlescent effect is printed, provides a special and striking appearance. Nevertheless, in practice we see that people like to combine different printing techniques, because this takes the design and packaging to a higher level. SMP, for example, combines very well with embossing, lacquering and foil.

Design tips

  • Available in bright colours and pastel shades
  • SMP can be applied in different coverage levels
  • The background colour of paper or cardboard plays a role in the semi-coverage ratio of SMP
  • Combines well with other printing effects
  • Light and 3D relief provide more depth in the print

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