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Upgrade your print with Special Finishes

Want to discover our range of Special Finishes? You’ve come to the right place.

Sometimes you just want that little bit extra for your print. Whether it’s adding some sparkle to your Wedding Suite, giving your Flyers a high-end look, or just wanting your Business Cards to stand head and shoulders above the rest – there’s a Special Finish for you.

Discover how to make your next project truly unique with these five Special Finishes.

Spot UV

Special Finishes Spot UV

If you want certain elements of your print to really stand out, you can’t go wrong with Spot UV.

Created by adding varnish to your design and then hardening it with a UV lamp, this finish adds a subtle shine to parts of your design that will truly wow when it catches the light.

Reducing the glare that would come from a more traditional glossy finish, Spot UV works on a whole array of colours but looks especially dramatic on a dark or matte background.

White Ink

White Ink

The fabulous fifth colour in our printing process (after CMYK), we carefully add layer upon layer of our specialised White Ink until you’ve got a bright white shade on your print.

Once only achievable by leaving areas of your design blank, but now a highly sought-after finish for print, this striking colour can add that extra dimension to your design and is available on six pigmented papers.

Makes sure to check out our video tutorial so you can easily get your artwork White Ink ready.

Die Cutting

Die Cut Wedding Invites

Want your print in a specific size or shape? That’s where Die Cutting comes in.

Ever wondered how door hangers in hotels get their shape? Die Cutting. What about those arch-shaped Wedding Invites? Die Cutting.

Whether you want to add some fun to your design or are looking for a card or Sticker that will fit your products perfectly, this is the finish you need. To get started on your custom-shaped project, get in touch with our Bespoke Team.

Foiling

Block Foiling

Foiling adds a beautiful shine to your design as well as making your print feel more luxurious. Whether you want to wow with a glittering Wedding RSVP or add an extra special touch to your Business Stationery, Foiling is a simple way to add some opulence to your designs.

Let’s talk about the two different types.

Block Foiling

Block Foiling (or traditional foiling) involves using hot metal plates to apply the foil and gives your design a real embossed and textured finish. It’s perfect if you want to use a thicker paper or one of our luxury paper stocks. It’s also the best way to add Foiling to smaller, more intricate designs.

Digital Foiling

Unlike traditional Block Foiling, Digital Foiling doesn’t require the use of metal plates, instead printing directly from a computer file. This means that there are no set up costs, making it ideal for smaller orders or shorter runs.

To set up your artwork for Foiling, all you need to do is create two extra print files. If you get stuck, we have a handy video tutorial to walk you through the process.

If you’re feeling inspired to add a Special Finish to your print you can check out our full range here. And if you’re not seeing something that’s right for you, don’t forget that with our Bespoke Service we can help you create something totally unique.

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