07 Jan



Paper appearances and textures vary from project to project. A manual can be smooth and glossy while the pages of a book are rough and matte. To change the feel and look of the paper, add a coating to it! There are a few types of coatings that work for a variety of products.


Coatings can be done in multiple ways: as a spot, flood, texture, or articulated. Spot coatings only cover part of the paper to usually emphasize a graphic, such as a photograph or heading. Flood coatings cover the entire page or sheet for things like brochures and pamphlets.



UV Coating

UV Coating is a clear, durable, protective liquid applied over the printed piece and cured with ultraviolet light. It dries fast and is extremely glossy. The intensity of the gloss and clarity make it perfect for highlighting logos or headings. It works wonderfully on art, book covers, and other sturdy pieces.


Aqueous Coating

An aqueous coating is a water-based application protecting and enhancing the printing underneath. It is used to instantly seal the paper surface and can be immediately handled without damaging or smearing the ink. It is great for products like postcards, brochures, catalogs, and other things that go through the mail or are passed frequently between hands. It is smear resistant and unlike UV coating does not risk cracking if folded too many times.


Soft Touch Coating

Soft Touch is a an aqueous based coating that covers the page and gives it an almost suede feeling. It should only be used on heavier papers. This quality gives products an immediate unique feeling that will be remembered. It can make printed pieces distinctive and works excellent on covers, presentations, and anything where the sense of touch is desired.



Contact us through the website or directly if you have a CPC Sales Representative to find out how a coating can enhance your next project.