Varnish

“Print varnish is either a water-based, solvent-based or UV-light-reactive clear finishing liquid that is applied by flood-coating or printed as partial embellishment onto a base substrate to achieve a matt or gloss surface for embellishment and protection”

Varnish is predominantly used to seal the label against mechanical impact and to provide a certain degree of protection against moisture of paper-based labels. Varieties are gloss or matt varnishes or even special formulations with added scents (scented coatings). High-build spot-varnishes can simulate embossing on films to provide a tactile effect on materials that don’t lend themselves for embossing. Gloss spot-varnish on matt surfaces is applied to create elegant high-lighting on luxury packaging, such as wine and spirit labels.

Can be used in conjunction with printing, foiling, lamination, thermal transfer printing

Varnishing at Lotus Labels:

Within our group we have the expertise and the required technology (including screen printing) to apply special decorative varnishes to printed products.

Print embellishments

Embossing

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Fluting

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Optical Lenses

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Holograms

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Laminates

Laminates “A print laminate is a protective or decorative material applied as...

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Varnish

Varnish “Print varnish is either a water-based, solvent-based or UV-light-reactive clear finishing...

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