Ultra Violet (UV) Varnish
UV varnish is available in high gloss or matt and can be applied overall the design. Spot UV is when the varnish is applied to a selected area of a printed image to highlight or emphasise. When Spot UV is used with matt lamination, it produces a very effective contrast that highlights pictures or text and therefore enhance the product.
Most of the time Foil Blocking is placed on stationery and promotional materials, for example brochures. Foil Blocking adds an impression of quality that can be of great benefit to companies in today’s competitive market. The are a huge range of colours and textures available. The most popular are gold and silver but other colours are available.
Embossing and Debossing
Embossing is where an image is pressed into the material so that the image raises from the surface. With debossing material around the die impression is raised rather than raising the design area itself. An uncoated stock usually gives the best effect.