Prints with “blue blood”: paper with decorative finishes
Yes, okay, we are humble people, “down to earth”, put it any way you like. We are not “posh”, and we don’t want to be, but everyone likes sophistication, beauty and elegance. And we like to convey them even more with the products we create.
This is why we specialise in the art of decorating printed matter, that is, in making the sheet original and precious, using highly advanced finishing techniques, both in offset printing and in digital printing. In particular, with the advent of digital printing it is possible to decorate the sheets inline, and apply all kinds of customisation, even on very short runs.
Coating is a decorative finish that has the dual function of not only protecting but also highlighting the surface of the sheet. In fact, it is used to highlight logos, lettering and areas of the printed matter that need to “stand out” and guarantees longer product life. Depending on the desired effect, we can apply different types of coating.
Thick coating gives prominence to brands, logos or details of images… for a pleasant effect both for the eye and to the touch.
Thanks to the contrast between glossy and matte areas, drip-off coating highlights specific areas of the printed matter.
Glossy coating protects the print while making it shine.
Matte coating is used for an elegant presentation without sacrificing the protective function.
Spot varnish coating, through the contrast between glossy and matte, highlights some details and/or images on the sheet, this is also possible in digital printing.
Glitter coating decorates the sheet with a glittery effect that causes an explosion of light and colour.
Plastic lamination is a process that protects printed products from ultraviolet rays and scratches. It is used to guarantee that the printed product has a longer life and can be done with different applications depending on the effect to be obtained.
Soft touch lamination creates a pleasant velvety effect that also protects the sheet.
Glossy lamination gives the page strength, protecting it from wear and tear.
Matte lamination gives a rigorous and corporate quality, with total protection.
Anti-scratch lamination protects against the signs of constant use.
Canvas lamination recreates the texture of fabrics, giving a hint of class that is very pleasant to the touch.
Hot foils give the sheet, or certain areas of it, the brilliance and preciousness of metals such as gold, silver and bronze. The heat-printing process adheres a thin foil to the paper, imprinting it by means of a plate that reproduces the desired parts of the printed matter (logos, lettering, etc.)
Embossing is the ideal mechanical process for decorating sophisticated products, giving thickness (embossing) or depth (debossing) to certain areas of the page. In both cases, the finish is obtained via a compressive action, so that as the light hits the deformed surface of the paper, it gives shape to the embossed graphics and highlights them.
It is possible to obtain special colours (Pantone colours, white, fluorescent) even on limited runs, to accentuate the characterisation of the branding.