About Coatings

Aqueous coating

Aqueous coating is a fast-drying, water-based, protective sealant particularly resistant to smudges and fingerprints.

aqueous and uv coatings for printAqueous formulations afford greater protection than varnish and have gloss characteristics that fall between varnish and UV coatings.

A high gloss finish has less rub resistance and conversely, greater rub resistance reduces the degree of gloss. They are not water/liquid resistant because the cured coating does inhibit complete drying of the inks on the folder.

Advantage of aqueous coating over conventional varnish:

  • Higher gloss
  • Better clarity
  • Faster drying
  • Will not yellow with age
  • Higher abrasion
  • Higher rub resistance
  • Environmentally friendly (water-based)
  • Glossier finish on lesser grade papers

Available with book and cover weight papers.

  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Booklets
  • Catalogs
  • Sales Sheets
  • More

UV Coating

UV coating is a liquid based, protective coating which is applied and cured by ultraviolet lamps leaving an extremely high gloss hard finish that is chemical and abrasion resistant.

Advantage of UV coating over other coating methods:

  • Highest gloss
  • Better clarity
  • Higher abrasion
  • Higher rub resistance
  • Solvent free and emit no VOCs (volatile organic compounds)

Available with heavyweight papers and card stock.

  • Business Cards
  • Postcards
  • Greeting Cards
  • Presentation Folders
  • Sales Sheets
  • More