Print Finishing | Varnishing
Varnishing is a core finishing product area for Celloglas.
A varnish sometimes called a coating or a finish is often combined with other decorative effects to enhance printed materials. Varnish finishes can also be applied to add protection from general handling or contact with moisture.
A varnish that is applied to an entire printed surface after printing is called overall varnish. Varnish that is applied to specific and limited areas is called spot varnish.
There are two methods of applying a varnish. As a silk screen process which offers a high-quality finish and is the recommended method for special effects finishes glow in the dark, glitter, stipple and pearlescent coatings.
Or, where speed is of the essence we can provide an overall cover or spot varnish using a Heidelberg press. This enables us to finish a high volume of sheets with a faster turnaround as a high-speed process, our Heidelberg press can apply both overall and spot finishes and has a twin coating option.
It is possible to achieve a wide variety of effects such as hi-build varnish sometimes called a raised varnish by increasing the thickness of the varnished layer. Special finish varnishes can also be used to create a variety of effects, including pearlescent varnish, glitter varnish or velvet varnish.