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What is Opacity?

Opacity refers to how much light passes through a material, affecting its transparency.

In the context of printing and design, opacity is crucial as it affects how colors and images appear when printed on different materials. For instance, a higher opacity in paper or fabric ensures that underlying colors or textures do not show through the printed design, providing a crisp and vibrant output. This characteristic is particularly important in advertising materials where clarity and visual impact are key. Brands often opt for high-opacity materials for their marketing collateral to ensure that their message stands out clearly, regardless of the background on which it’s placed.

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