Transparent White is the letterpress ink mixing base for hundreds of pantone colors. Every color can be tamed with Trans White. It is part of our Basic Ink Starter Pack and our Premium Ink Pack. A little bit of Trans White letterpress ink can effectively be used to emphasize the depth of your paper impression when added to your rollers, instead of just a straight blind deboss.
Some letterpress printers use opaque white letterpress ink for mixing and they swear by it . Most printers, including us, prefer transparent white for mixing (this is what the formulas use in the pantone guides), and then use opaque white if printing white on paper. Available in 2.2 lb cans only.
VIP- Very Important Printer tip: don’t add white to color. Add color to white.