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    DOes anyone have any suggestions to make jobs POP more when printing jobs that require a spot GLOSS Varnish or Aqueous Coating with a dull background. We often use a strike through but it never seems to POP as much as we would like. Any suggestions.

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    Re: Spot Gloss Varnish or AQ Coating

    are you dry trapping the varnish? that seems to help make it pop a bit more, I also believe we order High Gloss varnish from our ink vendor when the client it looking more of a pop as opposed to protection.


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      Re: Spot Gloss Varnish or AQ Coating

      Try overall Satin or Matte AQ and then Spot High Gloss Varnish. You can add a drying agent if needed ( SpeedyDry) . Very Punchy but it's two pass and racked off press.

      In my experience, Strike through has only provided good results when printed over a very dark background. Without the strong contrast, the results can be hard to see at times.


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        Re: Spot Gloss Varnish or AQ Coating

        Keith I have heard of this - is this where you Spot gloss varnish the images on the last unit and then put an overall matt coat down on your coater - the coating is repelled by the gloss varnish - so you get a Matt background with a High Varnish in the pics



        • #5
          Re: Spot Gloss Varnish or AQ Coating

          a few years back at the graph expo, komori had some sample using a matte varnish/gloss aq coating. to get the full effect put 1oz per pound opaque white in the matte varnish and inline lay down the flood gloss aqueous coating. knock out what you want to be gloss in the matte plate. dark solids show the effect best. it does take 10 mins or soo to show up. enjoy.


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