Sometimes a digitally printed backdrop just strikes me as exceptional. Like this one we manufactured for Rodney Elwood Design for the “Time Out For Women” tour. Printed on Heavy Knit, the perspective of Rodney’s design – the crisp gold trees with the slightly out of focus background trees – creates a very serene look.

What is even more impressive is that the gold trees almost appear metallic, even though this was printed with standard CMYK (non-metallic) ink. When it was hanging in our warehouse, at first glance I thought – when did we add the glitter? The answer – we didn’t. The metallic appearance of the trees was created solely through the skill of the artist who created the image file (assisted in this photo by stage lighting, of course).

We do get occasional requests for digitally printing in metallic, which is not an option in traditional Grand Format digital printing environment utilizing CMYK color profiles and inks. However, this project demonstrates that a talented artist has the ability to create a metallic appearance in a CMYK environment. Very impressive!