Specialty Coatings…This Time with Feeling!
Aqueous coatings are a clear, fast drying water-based coating that can be applied on certain printing presses. The coating provides a surface that deters dirt and fingerprints. They also allow the printed sheet to be processed further almost immediately; no need to wait for the inks to dry. At Chromagraphics, our presses have the ability to apply these coatings in a variety of finishes; gloss, dull, satin and soft touch.
Recently, innovations in specialty coatings have been developed which can give designers tangible, tactile properties to their printing projects. Adding depth, dimensionality and texture will transform the viewing experience by appealing to multiple senses. You can raise images and text off the page or give the illusion of multiple layers through liquid embossing or raised spot UV coatings. Specialty coatings can add a rich velvety feel to your pieces through a flood soft touch aqueous coating. You can include dramatic visual and tactile impact with a spot raised UV glitter application.
There are numerous new effects now available and we recently produced a promo piece which uses many of these special coatings. This cool poster has the following five spot UV effects all on it: gloss, dull, raised gloss, textured and glitter. If you would like to see this piece or other specific coating samples, you can request a free sample here.