Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Ashmore, QLD Australia – Opaltone Australasia Pty. Ltd. (OA) today announced that printers wishing to use Opaltone (expanded gamut printing technology) no longer require an Opaltone printer license.

"We’re very excited about this announcement," said Opaltone Managing Director Steve Holman. "With the release of Opaltone VK® Inkjet, this proactive decision forms part of our business reorganisation and overall marketing strategy to remove the ‘cost’ barrier between the print buyer and printer."

The previous TAA (license) program has been replaced with an optional certification program called – OT7 Certification.

"Printers wishing to undergo the one-off OT7 certification process can now do so by contacting their regional Opaltone office," Holman added.

OA encourages OT7 certified printers to use the Opaltone trademark as a unique way to advertise their capability to print Opaltone.

OA removed the license requirement for printers in part due to the demand for cost-effective and sustainable packaging. Opaltone eliminates the need for mix-in-the-can spot colours, thus significantly reducing spot colour inks (and waste solvent) from press wash-ups, which ultimately ends as toxic land fill. This is an important environmental step in achieving sustainable packaging printing.

OA recognizes the continued demand and fully supports the various Government bodies and National Packaging Covenant in its attempts to make packaging more environmentally sustainable.

Printers requiring assistance in specifying a press for suitability to the Opaltone process can simply contact OA for the relative OT7 technical information, including dot-gain, print densities, anilox and ink standards. OA will provide all necessary information to assist the printer in achieving a satisfactory result.

Contact Profile

Opaltone Australasia

Headquartered in Ashmore Queensland, Opaltone Australasia are the developers of Opaltone Digital Colour, a cost effective alternative to analogue (spot) colour systems. The company’s continued success is based on helping customers save money by reducing press downtime, ink & substrate waste. The Opaltone Corporation implements proprietary Digital Inkjet Technology and consulting services for all print processes including: Digital, Flexography, Gravure, Lithography and Screen.

For more information please contact:
Opaltone Australasia
Ph: +61 (0)7 5561 1125
Fax: +61 (0)7 5561 1148
Mobile: +61 (0)413 743 334
Steve Holman
P: +61 (0)7 5561 1125
M: +61 (0)413 743 33


Reduce press downtime, ink and substrate waste, Opaltone Corporation, Digital Inkjet Technology, consulting services, print processes, Digital, Flexography, Gravure, Lithography, Screen



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