Wednesday, 13 November 2013


Coated + Uncoated

Uncoated: Matt

Coated: Sheen

U.V: Ultra Violet Coating.

Glass and plastic can be coated.
Can be applied on spot locations of the paper or by flooding the page.
Ultra-violet coating of Wood.

Coated and uncoated paper stocks are easily distinguished by their appearance.

A coated paper has a shimmer to its surfaces and will feel smooth and waxy to the touch, whereas uncoated papers appear matt and will feel rougher or grainier to the touch.

Die - Cut

Die cutting is a manufacturing process used to generate large numbers of the same shape from a material such as wood, plastic, metal, or fabric.

simply put: it’s way of making a hole in paper in a desired shape using the same presses that we use for letterpress printing.

Embossing + Debossing

Embossing is to raise an image up above the surface of the paper whereas debossing pushes the image down into the surface of the paper.

Either process can have color or can be blind i.e. without colour.

Both embossing and debossing are produced on letterpress equipment and require film and metal dies to be made.


The litho-laminating process is a means of creating corrugated board that has a high quality, litho printed surface.

The litho-laminating process can be sub-divided into three main types - inline, offline, and sheet to sheet.


Duplex printing is a feature of computer printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) that allows the automatic printing of a sheet of paper on both sides.

Print devices without this capability can only print on a single side of paper, sometimes called single sided printing.


Foil stamping, typically a commercial print process, is the application of pigment or metallic foil, often gold or silver.

But can also be various patterns or what is known as pastel foil which is a flat opaque color or white special film-backed materi- al, to paper where a heated die is stamped onto the foil.

Making it adhere to the surface leaving the design of the die on the paper.


Die cut
Spot ink
UV varnish
Thermo Ink

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