What are the different types of finishing?

The application of a varnish or a film coating is only allowed on paper with a minimum paper weight of 170gr. Polypro film coating is not recommended on uncoated paper.

Select in the Varnish and Finish section the type of protection available to protect, embellish or stiffen your document.

Varnish online (the cheapest, the fastest).

These varnishes, visually neutral, applied over the entire surface of the document are non-polluting, ecological (water-based). They shorten the drying time of your online impressions.

  • The satin acrylic varnish has a slightly silky touch less sensitive to scratches.
  • The glossy acrylic lacquer has a very soft touch.
  • The matte acrylic varnish has a slightly rough feel.
  • Glossy UV offset varnish
  • UV offset varnish satin
  • Matt UV offset varnish

Varnish selective (the cheapest, the fastest).

These polishes bring relief to certain parts of your creation and give an elegant side to your prints. It is said to be selective or reserved because it is applied to certain areas of your creations.

  • 3D varnish flatters both the eye and the touch thanks to its perceptible relief to the eye and the finger.
  • Glossy selective varnish consists of applying a thin layer of varnish to your printed media.

Polypropylene film (most common)

  • Glossy polypro lamination is a protective varnish giving a glossy appearance.
  • The anti-scratch glossy polypro lamination is a superior protective varnish.
  • The matt polypro lamination is a protective varnish giving a matte appearance.
  • Anti-scratch polypro matte film is a superior protective varnish.
  • Soft-touch polypro lamination gives a peach skin feel.
  • Canvas polypro lamination offers a textured appearance.

Combinations of varnishes and lamination

You can combine different varnishes and laminating to apply multiple colors, multiple effects, and multiple textures to your documents.