Golden Digital Grounds

Golden Digital Grounds turn just about any relatively flat surface into a printable surface. These mediums can be used on acrylic skins, metal, specialty papers, and more. Printed images come out clear and crisp, with great color.

While almost any porous, flat surface can be run through an inkjet printer — including off-the-shelf papers made for printmaking and watercolor — the resulting images are frequently dull, faint, or blurry. This is caused by an overly absorbent substrate: there's no way to encapsulate or prevent the ink from spreading outward or penetrating too far into the surface.

Conversely, on non-porous materials like acetate, plastic, and metal, inks readily pool up, run, and are easily smeared by both the printer mechanism and subsequent handling.

Golden Digital Grounds help control how the ink resides on the surface (which affects color density), and protect inks from pollutants that can cause air fade.

Digital Ground for Non-Porous Surfaces — This ground is similar to the Clear Gloss, but is optimized for increased adhesion and performance on non-porous surfaces such as aluminum, copper, metal foil, marble, and plastics such as Mylar, Lexan, Plexiglas, and acetate. Surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and free of oils before applying.

Digital Ground, Clear Gloss — This clear ground with a gloss sheen is ideal for use on most absorbent surfaces, including watercolor and printmaking papers, Japanese rice paper and other specialty papers, canvas, various fabrics, wallpaper, leather, and unsealed wood veneer. After application, the underlying material is allowed to show through.

Digital Ground, White Matte — A porous, opaque, white ground for use on a wide variety of surfaces, including watercolor and printmaking papers, Japanese rice paper and other specialty papers, canvas, various fabrics, wallpaper, leather, and unsealed wood veneer. Like other porous ink-jet coatings, this ground allows prints to dry very quickly, making it the safest choice for use with unmodified desktop printers that have "pizza wheels" or ejection rollers. It is also an ideal starting point for the first-time user who is looking for the most trouble-free application on a wide range of materials.

Digital Mixed Media Sample Set — This is a complete set of Golden’s Digital Mixed Media products. The Set includes one 2 oz bottle of each of the following mediums: Clear Gloss Digital Ground, White Matte Digital Ground, Digital Ground for Non-Porous Surfaces, Gloss Gel Topcoat, and Semi-Gloss Gel Topcoat.

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Comparison of Printed Surfaces Prepared with Digital Grounds
Clear Gloss
White Matte
Digital Ground for Non-Porous Surfaces
Digital Mixed Media Sample Set

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