Lamination adheres a protective film to the surface of packaging materials to maximize strength, durability and provide a barrier to avoid any water damage to your artwork designs.
- Maximizes strength and durability
- Available in a glossy and matte finish
The lamination process adheres a clear film to substrates to create a barrier that protects and enhances artwork designs. Ideal for flexible packaging materials like folding carton, lamination is a cost effective alternative as it can be applied using the CMYK color process for optimal results. Laminates are water proof providing long term moisture protection to flexible packaging types. This allows product packaging to withstand longer storage times and maintains the quality of artwork designs. Available in a gloss and matte finish, laminates are a budget friendly way to add a higher perceived value to any shelf ready packaging. compare with glossy finish, the matte finish has a look of high-end and more elegant.
Gloss laminate is durable because it repels dust and dirt. Even when it does come into contact with surface dirt, it’s easily wiped clean and offers great protection for your product.
Gloss gives a premium feel but in a brightly lit retail environment, wrinkles, scratches and indents can be more visible.
Hot foil stamping uses heat and pressure to apply metallic detailing to enhance brand logos or packaging artwork designs. Commonly used for applications in luxury and cosmetics packaging, hot foil stamping is an easy way to elevate your branding.
- Applied to brand logos and artwork designs
- Commonly used for luxury packaging
Hot stamping foil is a thin film used to permanently transfer aluminium or pigmented colour designs to a substrate via a stamping process. Heat and pressure is applied to the foil over a substrate using a stamping die (plate) in order to melt the adhesive layer of the foil to permanently transfer to the substrate. Hot stamping foil, although thin itself, is made up of 3 layers; a waste carrier layer, the metallic aluminium or pigmented colour layer and finally the adhesive layer.
Spot UV is a popular coating technique where high-gloss UV coating is applied to a product, by using ultraviolet (UV) light to cure the printed material’s varnish. This spot UV printing method gives the targeted “spots” a shiny, vibrant aesthetic, and adds a protective coating to the printed product.
Spot UV and spot gloss are methods used in print finishing that involve putting a high-gloss UV coating on a certain area of the final printed product.
A primary reason for using spot UV is to make the CMYK or PMS colors of your printed material shine and appear more vibrant, so you can draw more attention to that targeted area.
If spot UV finish is applied to the company logo of your custom boxes or other packaging, then your logo will have a nice, glossy sheen. This helps your brand to stand out with a more unique packaging design with an eye-catching appeal.
This printing technique involves using ultraviolet (UV) light to help “cure” the coating that is applied to protect the packaging (gloss or varnish). Not only does this help seal in the vividness of the color, but it also adds an additional layer of protection to the finished product. UV coatings can vary from a glossy look to a highly reflective shine. As the name implies, with spot UV coating, this protective coating is only added to certain areas.
The moment this affected area is exposed to UV light, the coating dries instantly, which lets designers get creative (and precise) with the covered area. Spot UV is a great way to lock in the shine and add a protective touch over the areas of your packaging that are most important to you.
Like lamination, it increases the perceived quality of printed items. This technique can be used to enhance key elements of your packaging such as;
- Artwork designs
Spot UV is best reserved for fewer areas of the printed item – specifically the message or artwork.
Embossing (and its opposite, debossing) are two techniques used to either impress or depress an image into paper. To emboss, printing companies use two main things: a die, which is a personalized metal plate that’s cut into the image you want to emboss, and paper. The die presses into the paper material like a stamp and slightly raise images off the paper of your print piece. The die can be single-level or multi-level, where a single-level raises your image to one consistent height or depth, and a multi-level creates a more complex emboss or deboss.
The result is a 3D effect that emphasizes a particular area of your design. People often emboss a company logo, a custom illustration, initials, or a pattern for a luxurious effect.
When most people think of embossing, they think of raised effects on paper like custom packaging box, paper shopping bag, and gift boxes. But embossing can be done on other materials like metal, acrylic, leather, wood, and cloth. In this piece, however, we’ll focus on embossing paper, combining embossing with other effects, and prepping your design for the best outcome.
Blind embossing presses logos and text into paperboard to create a 3D design that customers can see and feel. Ideal for creating cutting edge artwork designs, embossing is popular across a wide rang of industries including apparel, cosmetics and luxury goods.
- 3D design
- Time efficient
- Ideal for enhancing logos, text and designs
Anyway, Embossing is the process of creating a raised image, design, or text on a material, such as paper, leather, or metal sheets. Embossing can be found on custom jewelry gift boxes,branded paper box, cosmetic box, corrugated paper box etc, and is a popular technique in DIY crafts and activities.These popular print effects are ideal for giving your print piece a fresh, contemporary look — and when combined with other effects, like foil stamping, embossed designs can transform a great piece to a luxury one.Think of debossing as the opposite of embossing. Debossing is when an image (logo, text, etc.) is imprinted into your print piece, creating a depressed effect. Just like embossing, you can choose to leave the debossed area untouched or fill it in with ink or foil stamping.
Unlike embossing, debossing doesn’t interfere with the back of your print piece, giving you both sides to work with. It can be used on its own, or in conjunction with embossing.
Varnish is basically clear ink and can be gloss, satin or matte，widely used to create a protective layer for items like product packaging and business cards. It is essentially a clear ink that is spread on printed medium and dried.
A flood varnish covers the entire printed page for protection or sheen. A spot varnish allows you to highlight specific areas of a printed piece and adds shine and depth to specific elements on the page such as a logo or image. Varnishes are also applied on-press, but they are heavier-bodied and can be applied (like inks) to only certain areas (spot varnish). A press plate must be created to apply a spot varnish, so artwork that clearly defines where to apply it is necessary.Varnish is a clear, transparent coating that is applied to a printed piece during or after printing. Varnish is often added to packaging to protect the printed material against fingerprints, smudges and scuffs, and to enhance the depth of the packaging’s colors and overall appearance for a distinctive style.