Finishing Options

Finishing Options

There are a number of finishing or decorative options available to draw attention to your printed piece – from spot UV, gloss or matt lamination, MetalFX, aqueous coating to die cutting, debossing, embossing or even foiling.  Discuss finishing options at the design stage of your project with one of our graphic designers who can assist you in making your printed piece look extra special!

ELEV8

Stand out from the rest. Introducing the ELEV8 range exclusive to Worldwide. Our team has worked tirelessly to provide a brand new finishing effect for your print and our highest raised coating ever.

Lift your logo, emphasise images, add grandeur to graphics; the sky is the limit. Utilising this innovative tactile process, the ELEV8 range will make your designs stand out from the rest.

Spot UV

Spot UV is a liquid coating that is applied to the surface of a sheet which is then dried/cured under an ultra violet light. This has the effect of highlighting and drawing attention to parts of the design, but it also provides the additional visual stimulus of having varied textures on a single printed surface.

Matt or Gloss Lamination

Lamination adds a layer of protective coating either gloss or matt to the printed piece. Lamination improves the sturdiness of the piece as well as giving it a level of water resistance. Matt laminated prints are more subdued but add a elegant finish to the printed surface. If a gloss laminate is applied to the printed surface, photos and images appear to have more shine and brightness.

Metal FX

MetalFX is a process of mixing metallic silver with a variety of process colours to give the desired effect. The process gives a metallic lustre to the printed image.

Die Cutting

Die Cutting is a unique feature that can make your printed piece stand out. Die cutting is a process used to cut paper into a specific shapes using a steel cutting die.  Die cut shapes are commonly used on presentation folders, brochures, promotional material and even business cards. The possibilities are endless.

Aqueous Coating

Aqueous Coating is a fast-drying, water-based protective coating which is applied while the paper stock is on the press to achieve a finished look that exceeds the quality of a varnish. This water-based finish dries quickly and is resistant to smudges and fingerprints.

Embossing and Debossing

Embossing and Debossing are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper and other materials. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material (but might protrude somewhat on the reverse side).

 

Foiling

Foiling is the application of metallic or pigmented foil onto a solid surface by application of a heated die onto foil, making it permanently adhere to the surface below leaving the design of the die. Examples of items that are foil stamped include annual reports, pocket folders, product packaging, note cards/thank you cards, business cards, envelopes and letterheads. The foil stamp is a permanent process. Foils come in a wide selection of colours and finishes, from the most commonly used metallic gold and silver to foils with pearlescent and holographic effects.

Die Cut with Gloss Laminate

Die Cut: A process used to cut paper into specific shapes using a steel cutting die. Die cut shapes provides a printed piece with a noticeable, eye-catching finish.

Gloss Lamination: A plastic film that adds a high gloss layer to a printed piece while brightening up the colours.

ELEV8 with Matt Laminate

ELEV8: A form of Scodix that give you the benefit of SpotUV with and an added tactile effect, that is notably different touch and feel. It is a digital enhancement printed on top of an image after the printing and laminating process.

 

Matt Laminate: A plastic film that adds a low gloss sheen printed piece while giving it a noticeably different feel.

Gloss Seal

Gloss Seal: An aqueous coating that adds a light gloss sheen to the underlying print.

Matt Lamination

Matt Lamination: A plastic film that adds a low gloss sheen printed piece while giving it a noticeably different feel.

Metal FX with Matt Laminate

Metal FX: A process of mixing metallic silver with a variety of process colours to give a metallic luster effect to a printed piece.

Matt Lamination: A plastic film that adds a low gloss sheen printed piece while giving it a noticeably different feel.

Ram Cut with Gloss Seal

Ram Cut: If round corners are more your style, we offer a range of RAM cut templates for you to choose from.

Gloss Seal: An aqueous coating that adds a light gloss sheen to the underlying print.

Matt Lamination with Spot UV

Matt Lamination: A plastic film that adds a low gloss sheen printed piece while giving it a noticeably different feel.

Spot UV: SpotUV is a clear gloss ink that when printed over the top of a matt surface, draws attention to parts of the design.

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