Print Coatings for Your Packaging Solution
Sunrise Packaging offers multiple ways to enhance and protect the graphics applied to your custom box, binder, or blister card. With a print coating, you protect your graphics from exposure to moisture, extreme temperatures, and the everyday effects of repetitive use. Not only will a print coating protect your personalized packaging, it also improves the visual appeal by adding a sleek, professional finish to your design. Each type of print coating is applied in its own unique way to enhance your custom packaging. All finishes are available in matte, dull, satin, or gloss.
Each print coating comes with its own pros and cons depending on the project. Be sure to discuss your options with our experienced packaging experts to choose the print coating that is best for your custom packaging.
Applying varnish is an inexpensive way to add a glossy print coating to your pocket folders. Although not as rugged as other coatings, varnish does offer some protection from dirt, smearing and water. Varnish can be applied two ways:
Overprint/Flood in which the print coating is applied over entire surface for protection.
Spot/Pattern where the finish is applied to select elements for emphasis.
Varnish print coating can also be color-tinted. Gloss varnish reflects more light which adds to the sharpness and saturation of images. Matte or dull varnish increases readability by diffusing light and reducing glare.
Overprint varnish is an affordable solution that provides a mild shine and protection, but can yellow paper over time.