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Add Depth with Specialty Coatings

Here's a sample of a beautiful design on its own with no coatings applied.

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Raised Coating

You can now see how the design is enhanced with a clear raised UV application. Being translucent, the beauty of the original design still comes through with the added visual and tactile effect of the UV raised coating.

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Coating and UV Adds Sparkle

Sparkles can be added into the UV coating to increase the dramatic visual effect by enhancing part of the design underneath or creating entirely new graphic elements. Unlike other glitter applications, these flakes are totally embedded and won't rub off.

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Highlights & Trends

Lamb and HandSpecialty Coatings...This Time with Feeling!

Over the past few years, innovations in specialty coatings have been developed which can give designers tangible, tactile properties to their printing projects. Adding depth, dimensionality and texture will transform the viewing experience by appealing to multiple senses. You can raise images and text off the page or give the illusion of multiple layers through liquid embossing or raised spot UV coatings. You can add a rich velvety feel to your pieces through a flood soft touch aqueous coating. You can add dramatic visual and tactile impact with a spot raised UV glitter application. There are numerous new effects now available and we recently produced a promo piece which uses many of these special coatings. If you would like to see this piece or other specific coating samples, you can request a sample here.



QRTagChromaGraphics, Inc.
15950 Trade Zone Avenue
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
Phone: 301.249.5115

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    Be sure to specify paper on your next job that is harvested from sustainable forests utilizing the FSC or SFI chain of custody certifications.
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    Specifying stock from sustainable sources can help other areas of the environment. See the environmental calculators below.
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    Printing from papers manufactured from sustainable forests actually grows trees...See “Print Grows Trees” below to learn more how you can help.
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    Chroma Graphics uses a portion of its energy requirements from wind-powered energy sources.

In addition to displaying the FSC logo on your printed pieces, you can display the positive impact this choice can make for the environment with an Eco-Box.

Below are links to some environmental calculators to estimate this positive impact.

Print Grows Trees

Mohawk Paper
Resource Calculator

Wausau Paper
Resource Calculator

Neenah Paper
Resource Calculator