Please reach out to us for some samples, if you'd like to see the effects that can be achieved with digital CMYK+white printing on Vanguard.

Printing on Vanguard

The Vanguard paper rage is compromised of 32 card colours which can be printed full colour, with white ink only or with full colour print with white underneath.

1) Colour only

If your design only utilises CMYK inks, without needing white, select 'Colour only'. Examples of this would; be full colour printing on White, Cream Vellum or light colours of Vanguard or if your design features direct printing of the media colour onto the media (e.g. black ink on black stock, red ink on red stock) with no white behind, which creates a subtle UV varnish type effect due to the subtle shine of the ink in contrast with the uncoated coloured Vanguard stock.

2) White only

If your design will be printed with white ink only on your chosen colour of Vanguard paper, then choose this option.

3) Colour + White

In order to achieve lighter colours on darker Vanguard stocks, we print white ink underneath full colour CMYK inks in a single pass. For example: If you have a full colour logo and want it printed on a dark Vanguard card stock, then you will need to select this. In short, if you are using a medium to dark Vanguard card colour and your design features light colours, then you will need to choose this option. Our Artwork Team will guide you if you are unsure, so please reach out to us using the Help Desk in your account area and select 'Artwork Support' as the department.

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