Printing finishes

Packaging with special effects

Partial mat lacquering is the most common finish applied with gravure presses. It is a very noble design element that among other effects showcases especially delicate motifs and typography. A recommendation: as little lacquer as possible should be applied to achieve the most striking effect. The lacquered surfaces stand out both visually and haptically if only about 5 to 15% of the printed surface is lacquered.

Mat and gloss effects are also easily achievable with digital presses. However, the most interesting aspect in digital printing is the ability to print mat and mirror gloss effects across the full surface, which even produces a 3D look, depending on the artwork. Further interesting effects can be achieved by cleverly combining the laminate, ink, and colour coverage. As an example, quasi-metallic effects can be created.