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1 November 2016

November Spotlight - The Laminates

November Spotlight - The Laminates

Gloss & Matt Lamination - protective and tactileWe’ve already written about our favourite laminate – we just couldn’t resist! The soft-touch has taken the industry by storm and is adored the world over.But there are other laminates around that are just as popular… and some even more exotic!First though, let’s have a quick look at the two most common types of lamination because that’s what you’re most likely to be able to relate to. Gloss lamination and Matt lamination does pretty much what it says on the tin but it’s more...

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6 September 2016

September Spotlight: The Gloss Coating

September Spotlight: The Gloss Coating

The Gloss Coating – secretly awesome  Glossy print is generally consigned to cheap, throwaway flyers these days. But we’re now seeing a revival with a modern twist.Gloss paper in itself is mostly (and yes, I’m stereotyping here!) seen to give a cheap and cheerful image. Gloss lamination is similar. But halfway between these two is the little-known yet stunning gloss coating.Without going into the nitty gritty right here and now, coating is just like a varnish; applied to the printed surface of the paper to protect and enhance the finished...

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3 May 2016

May Spotlight: The Soft Touch Laminate

May Spotlight: The Soft Touch Laminate

The Soft Touch Laminate: irresistible luxury  Pick up your Newton Print calendar and run your fingers over the May page (tell us if you haven't got our 2016 edition). Have you ever felt anything so velvety? We think it's like a rose petal to touch. Soft touch lamination is one of the best-loved finishes and trusted by thousands of marketers to give their print an incomparable quality. With a velvet-soft touch and a robust surface there's no wonder it's a popular choice for direct mail, brochure covers, postcards and more.This finish is...

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4 April 2016

April Spotlight: The Soft Touch Coating

April Spotlight: The Soft Touch Coating

The Soft Touch Coating: gently does it  As we discussed in our last post, a coating is a really cost-effective alternative to lamination. "But what is the difference between coating and lamination and why bother if a coating is second best?", we hear you cry.  Well, here goes...Laminating is literally an ultra-thin plastic layer on the surface of the paper which protects it from the general rough-and-tumble of life such as scratches, the odd coffee-spillage and those awful dog-ears. In the case of soft touch lamination, it also transforms the whole...

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1 March 2016

March Spotlight: The Matt Coating

March Spotlight: The Matt Coating

The Matt Coating:  subtly prestigious  There are a good many things in life that you don't really notice until they're not there. In fact, that could be said of print in general - as long as you keep seeing consistency you'll never notice that what you're receiving is top quality. But as soon as some dodgy print shows up, you'll realise that good quality has become the status quo.On the flip side, matt coating is one of those things in life that you probably don't realise you're missing out on...

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