Continuing with the theme of the week, we will talk about the finishes that can be given to paper, we already talked about the main materials and recommendations, now we will talk about the finish, this, like the material to choose, is one of the most Importantly, it affects not only the visual element, but also the perceived texture to the touch.
So, this process affects two main aspects, vision and touch, so we will talk about these finishes.
The first one that we have already mentioned enough is the Foil , there are several ways to apply this material, with the Hot Stamping , the laminator , or with the Pen Foil Quill , but what is the main objective? This finish offers you a shiny finish, with metallic touches on the surface, it also creates a small relief to the touch.
This type of finish works like a laminate, which allows you to apply a layer of plastic on the surface of the material, but giving a more pleasant effect to the touch, it is normally used for flexible packaging and labels, but can be applied to different surfaces. . With this you can get glossy and matte finishes.
UV / UV varnish to register
This finish consists of applying varnish which is a "resin" that is applied to the different surfaces of the materials, giving it a transparent layer of protection (as it is applied to wood). This process is already a little more industrialized, since it consists of the application of a layer of varnish after printing the design and finally, you pass the application of the varnish through a UV light to give the painting a drying and shiny finish. layer, this finish is quite durable. The case of registered UV consists of applying this finish to specific areas of the design.
After introducing you to all these processes, we hope we have helped you decide which would be the best finish for your business cards and jobs.