How do I set up a Metallics Unlimited (MU) file?
With our Metallics Unlimited (MU) system, you can make any CMYK color or full color image into a metallic color. MU jobs must be created in Photoshop. In addition to your full color artwork, you must add a channel to your final file. After creating your full color design in a Photoshop layer, select what you would like to be metallic with the magic wand or selection tool. Make sure when making your selection, to only select the area that you need metallic. The MU system will not work on gradients so do not include them in your selection. After the selection is made, go to the channels pallet, then the channels menu, and select “New Spot Channel…” When the “New Spot Channel” window shows up make sure the name of your spot channel is “mu channel”. Under “Ink Characteristics”, color is set to, C 0 M 0 Y 0 K 100. Solidity is set to 100%. The black parts indicate what will be metallic and the white parts will print as normal CMYK ink. Remember, the color or area you indicated in the chann