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From plain protective and gloss coverings, coatings in all their different forms have developed into attractive design features. Increasing deadline pressure from customers has lead to printed products being given a protective coating to allow the next stage in the sequence to be started more quickly. However, the demand for still more brilliant printed products, that often could not be justified economically, has led to developments by the machinery manufacturers and the ink and coating producers.

Whether applied to the whole printed area or just parts of it, the creative use of coatings results in printed products that stand out from the crowd both visually and to the touch; and, by extension, print service providers can set themselves apart from their competitors through appropriate added value services.

Hybrid or double coating presses allow very effective matt-gloss effects to be achieved. Metal and pearl gloss effects can also give rise to unusual visual impressions. Scented coatings appeal to the sense of smell, rub-off coatings deliver surprises, blister and adhesive coatings add function to packaging, UV coatings improve the user properties of folding boxes, plastic films and cards.

For a number of years the use of matte coatings have increased. Brand owners use matte effects to set their products apart from the competition. The gloss values of the various matte categories are Silk Matte (20 to 30 gloss points), Matte "standard" (15 to 20 gloss points), and Dull Matte (less than 10 gloss points). These measurements should always be assessed in relation to the ink coverage. Mulit-sense packaging is another marked trend. In order to draw the attention of the final customer away from competing products on the shelves, brand owners are increasingly exploiting the tactile as well as the visual qualities of their packaging.

  • Die Making
  • Die Cutting (up to 60")
  • Foil
  • Embossing
  • Steel Die Engraving
  • Folding
  • Saddle Stitching
  • Spiral Binding
  • Case Making
  • Padding - Hot & Cold
  • Perfect Binding
  • Gluing
  • Tipping
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Wire Binding
  • Coating-Varnishing
  • Laminating
  • Sewing
  • Edge Gilding
  • Holographics
  • Perfect Bind     Coil Bind     tabs    

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