Lamination is the process of applying a thin layer of plastic to paper or cardboard to enhance and protect the printed matter. Common types of laminate are gloss, matt and silk. Lamination is often used for packaging, book covers, brochures, business cards and other printed items.
Digital laser cut or engraving allows you to go beyond the boundaries of the usual. The method of laser engraving can be technologically complex, despite this complexity, very precise and clean cutting can be achieved at high speed.
Foil stamping is a special way of applying a flat impression, in which the foil is transferred to the material using a pre-made cliche.
Embossing refers to a method of pressing an image into paper or cardstock to create a three dimensional design. The embossing procedures involve the use of two metal dies – one has a raised surface on it and the other has a mating surface recessed into it. The two dies fit into one another.
UV coating is basically a compound that is applied to paper wet and then instantly dried by ultraviolet light. Depending on the type of varnish used, it gives the printed surface either a matt or glossy shade.
Selective varnishing or spot varnish makes it possible to obtain very interesting and original effects. A varnish applied only to portions of a printed piece after printing, rather than to the entire sheet, is typically for aesthetic purposes.
Die-Cutting refers to the act of using sharp die to cut paper, cardstock, labelstock, or other substrates into various shapes with the help of special stamp. The is one of the most important methods of postprinting, as most products are processed by the same method.