Finishing

Hot foiling

Hot foiling is one of the standard printing finishing techniques. In digital printing all covers are foiled to secure the print. It is a method of covering the printed sheet with laminate, in this particular case with foil. We can offer standard glossy or matt filming, as well as a more elegant finish, including soft-touch (velvet), structural (thin linen) filming.

We offer various foiling methods

  • Single-sided and double-sided foiling by covering one or two sides of the sheet with foil.
  • Glossy foiling
  • Matt foiling
  • Structural foiling
  • Soft touch foiling
  • Anti Scratch foiling – scratch-resistant matt foil

The advantage of foiling the print is the increased durability. Protected prints are resistant to abrasion, scratches and even chemical exposure. Additionally, the foil makes the colours more rich, which significantly increases the attractiveness of the printout. A great advantage of foiled prints is also the possibility of their cleaning.

Varnishing

With the development of technology, the range of varnishing methods we provide to our customers has also increased. Currently, we offer, among others, selective glossy UV varnishing.

UV varnishingis one of the most frequently used methods of decorating print. It owes its popularity mainly to the speed of its implementation and effective protection. The applied varnish makes the print more resistant to humidity, mechanical damage (scratches, abrasions) and sunlight. It perfectly protects against abrasion and fading, and at the same time it boosts colour creating an interesting visual effect.
UV glossy lacquer – is a specific product, which is first applied on the printed surface and then fixed with ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Its main components are modified resins and reinforcing compounds.

Hot-stamping

Hot-stamping, also known as hot-printing or thermal printing (made under the influence of heat), is currently one of the most popular finishing methods available on the market. Hot-stamping involves applying a special foil to selected elements of the print, giving them a characteristic metallic, silver, gold or other colour shine. The effect of this finishing is extremely elegant. To reproduce the refinement on the sheet, so-called convex matrices made of heat-conducting materials are used.

Types of hot-stamping foils

Metallic foils – tandard thermoplastic foils with a metallic look, most often used in silver, gold or copper, other colours are also available.
Pigment foils – are available in various colours, and a choice of glossy or matt.

Embossing

The embossing is a process similar to the popular hot-stamping, with the difference that it does not use foil or high temperatures. We offer concave, convex and blind printing. Embossing is a very traditional technique, known for years, and the results often depend on the choice of substrate and precision of the embossing techniques used. With a bit of creativity, embossing can give amazing possibilities to decorate stationery, covers, postcards or product packaging.

Embossing types

Concave embossing – in other words, down embossing, in which the embossed element is “pressed” into the surface refinement.
Convex embossing – embossing upwards using a specially prepared matrix allows a convex effect. The embossed element is “pulled” upwards, above the surface.
Blind print means pressing (embossing downwards) in the substrate only a pattern without paint, which becomes visible due to light and shadows.