What are the processes of printing paper cover
- By:Trade Corsican
After designing the color tone of the book paper cover, what should I do if I want to make it more high-end and atmospheric? You can learn about the printing process. But with so many printing processes, how to choose? In today's article, I will share with you the 5 most common printing processes.
1. Hot stamping/silvering
Use "bronzing paper" that has been treated with anodized aluminum or color film and coated with an adhesive on the back, and is transferred to the printed matter by heating and pressing a metal plate. In addition to paper, hot stamping can also be applied to leather or plastic, and it can also be used with embossing to make the finished product very shiny and eye-catching.
The UV ink used in UV printing needs to be cured and dried by ultraviolet rays, and the ink containing the photosensitizer is matched with the UV curing lamp. Wrap a layer of varnish on the pattern that needs to be highlighted (glossy, matte, inlaid crystal, glitter powder, etc.), mainly to increase the brightness and artistic effect of the product, which is one of the most important contents in the printing industry.
The surface of the printed matter is made into a three-dimensional (protruding/depressing) pattern or texture by using a template through pressure. Divided into cheap ordinary etching version and expensive laser embossing version.
4. Die cutting
Refers to a kind of wood-cutting process in the post-processing of printed matter. Die-cutting process can make die-cutting knife plate according to the pre-designed graphics according to the printed matter, so that the shape of the printed matter is no longer limited and the expressiveness is increased.
Also known as UV imitation metal etching printing, after printing a layer of uneven translucent ink on a substrate with metallic mirror luster (such as gold, silver cardboard, etc.), it is cured by ultraviolet light (UV) to make the surface of the printed matter It has an etched or frosted effect, making the product more aesthetically pleasing and durable.