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Finishing Effects explained below

 

Matt Laminate
Gloss Laminate
Spot UV Varnish
Binding Options
Diecuts / Formes
Perforation

Matt Laminate
Matt lamination gives your product a smooth, satin finish. If you are trying to achieve a sophisticated look and feel, matt laminate is a great choice. Laminates are difficult to write on so if you are intending to write on your product, we suggest you leave one side unlaminated.

Laminates are very strong, somewhat moisture resistant, and help to protect and extend the life of your printed piece.

Gloss Laminate
Gloss laminate intensifies colours and gives a high shine finish to your product. Gloss laminate catches the light and is particularly effective on bright graphics and photography. Consider leaving one side unlaminated if you intend to write on your product.

Laminates are very strong, somewhat moisture resistant, and help to protect and extend the life of your printed piece.

Spot UV Varnish
Are you looking for a finishing effect that will make your product stand out from the masses of material in the market? Spot UV Varnish is the answer! As the name implies, a spot varnish is applied to chosen areas of your artwork to highlight and enhance those elements. Clever use of Spot UV Varnish is visually stimulating, adds texture and depth, and gives the printed piece a premium finish.

To achieve the maximum effect with great contrast, use a Spot UV Varnish over a matt laminate.

Binding Options

 

Saddle Stitching

Saddle stitching is where one or more printed sections are bound together using wire staples through the folded spine. It is used for brochures, booklets, newsletters, catalogues, pricelists etc. Saddle stitching is suitable for documents from 8pp to 64pp. We recommend Perfect Binding for documents above 64pp.

Perfect Binding

Perfect Binding is a method used for large brochures, manuals and books, to give a professional finished appearance. Pages are placed between a heavier cover and glued together at the spine with strong, flexible, water resistant adhesive. The three open sides of the book are then trimmed down to give them sharp, clean edges.

Custom Stapling

Some print jobs require custom staple positioning e.g. head rather than spine, or additional staples for durability. If this is what you need, we can certainly help. Please contact us for a quote.

Diecuts/Formes
A diecut/forme is the template used when you choose a custom finish size or shape. Common examples are uniquely shaped marketing cards, presentation folders with custom pockets or cover cutouts, non-standard business cards etc.

The options with diecuts are endless, the only limit is your imagination!

Contact us for a custom diecut quote.

Perforation
Perforation allows documents to be separated into smaller parts, or detached altogether. The tear strength of a performation is measured by “Teeth per inch” - the fewer teeth per inch (TPI), the easier the perforation will tear away. Don’t be too concerned about the mathematics of TPI, you can safely specify Light Release, Medium Release or Stiff Release.