ThinkDon is our periodic Question and answer forum with expertise in the world of large format package printing by our VP of Manufacturing, Don Ellis.

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ThinkDon is our periodic Question and answer forum with expertise in the world of large format package printing by our VP of Manufacturing, Don Ellis.

What types of coating does HP offer and what are their characteristics?

Aqueous Coatings
  1. High-Rub Gloss Aqueous Coating – Our everyday gloss coating offers good gloss and consistently 800 rubs on a Southerland Rub Tester. Clients who also test their sheets have reported successful tests at 1,600 rubs.
  2. High Temperature Coating – Targeted for higher than normal temperature environments that may result in normal coating blocking, or sticking together.
  3. Non-Skid Coating – As the name implies the slide angle (the angle at which the label will slide) is greater than the standard coating. Due to the characteristics of the coating, rubs are reduced as the slide angle increases.
  4. Satin/Matte Coating – Used on projects where less gloss is needed. Rubs remain good but, due to the lack of gloss, the coating becomes burnished or marred easier than the conventional gloss coating.
  5. Strike-Thru Aqueous Coating – Used on projects to enhance some area(s) of the graphics. The process results in a slight difference between the gloss & matte areas.
 
UV Coatings
  1. Gloss UV Coating – Excellent gloss, excellent rubs. Applied in-line on most jobs.
  2. Strike-Thru UV Coating – Used on projects to enhance some area(s) of the graphics. The process results in good definition between the gloss and matte areas while continuing to provide very good rubs resistance.

Specialty UV Coatingsavailable thru our partners
  1. Matte UV Coating – Applied off-line.
  2. Raised UV Coating – Applied off-line. Gives a raised feel to specific spot areas.
  3. Textured UV Coating – Applied off line. Gives a raised and textured feel to specific spot areas.

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