Imitation Etch

 Imitation etch is a special pad printing ink used for producing an etch like effect on glass products

Advantages

– Much lower cost than real etching.

– Can brand curved or uneven products.

– Produces a subtle, high perceived value finish that looks like etching.

Limitations

– Halftones cannot be consistently reproduced.

– The size of branding areas is limited on curved surfaces.

– Minor print distortion may occur on uneven or curved surfaces.

– Requires a curing period before the product can be shipped.

– Unable to print variable data.

Artwork Requirements

– The artwork should be supplied in vector format.