Do you know what UV coating stands for?

What can a UV coating do for me? Looking to draw attention to your printed piece? UV coating might be the ideal finishing touch to you. It is a matte or glossy coating applied to the press sheet after your job has printed. It is applied by a separate machine […] Read more »

When to Use an Aqueous Coating

Aqueous Coating (aka AQ) is an environmentally friendly water-based coating applied to your printed piece.  It’s applied on press during the printing process and has two purposes. 1. It protects the piece against scuffing, which is very helpful if you have heavy ink coverage. 2. It aids in the drying […] Read more »

All About Varnishes

A varnish is a finishing technique applied when your job is printed.  It can be applied at the same time the inks are laid down or as an additional pass through the press. A varnish is similar to ink, though it has no pigment and it’s purpose is to protect […] Read more »

What is Offset Printing?

Offset printing is a technique whereby ink is spread on a metal plate with etched images, then transferred to an intermediary surface such as a rubber blanket, and finally applied to paper by pressing the paper against the intermediary surface. Offset printing is most cost effective when producing large volumes […] Read more »