Special Processing

DRIP OFF

This effect is similar to a glossy UV varnish with a matte background (although less marked and decisive) but with considerably lower costs. Drip Offpainting is a printing solution to achieve partial polishing effects using a combination of acrylic paints and water-based paints.

DIE-CUTTING

The die-cutting process allows printed elements to be moulded even according to broken and curved lines, therefore giving them freedom from the strict orthogonality imposed by cutters. Die-cutting can be used to carry out complex paper projects, transferring complex visual and spatial communication concepts into reality. Die-cutting is used to create complete cuts, half cuts (for adhesive papers without affecting the support, making removal and application easier) and creasing (which determine folding lines without cutting the paper).

EMBOSSING

Embossing or punching is a printing technique practised by impressing colourless, protruding images on the surface of the paper.

The impression is obtained by compressing the sheet between a cantilever punch and a hollow space: the typographic plate and offset parts. Embossing can be divided into: Embossing and Debossing.

Embossingis when you raise a design with respect to the surface, while Debossingis when you create an indent in the material.

PLASTICISATION

Eye-catching covers, brochures and paper and cardboard packs for countless products with a strong visual impact often owe their appeal to plasticising treatments which, besides isolating the surface from moisture and dirt, make colours even brighter.

In addition to classic glossy or opaque laminations, plasticisation can be produced soft touch, canvas, embossed, silver, gold, oleographic and metallised.

SCREEN PRINTING

Foil is the ideal way to highlight the elegance and sophistication of precious products. The refinement of gold, silver, and other metallic colour writing is exalted using foil.

Hot foil is carried out by means of a raised plate which, when heated, detaches the part in contact with the raised layer from the foil, depositing the foil on the support.

Cold foil does not use heat or a plate, for greater shine on the film. This system has no installation costs and offers perfect registration thanks to the absence of heat that deforms the support. Moreover, as it is not subjected to pressure, the support does not have the print relief on the back.

FLOCKING

The term electrostatic punching relates to a special process for achieving a desired effect.

How is it achieved?

Directing and projecting particular artificial or natural fibres against surfaces coated with adhesive. The energy used to direct and accelerate the fibre in such a way as to make it penetrate into the glued layer is provided by an electrostatic field applied between the fibre dispenser and the surface to be blocked. The fibres involved in the process have dimensions ranging from a few tenths of a millimetre to a few millimetres.

Date:
2 May 2015