Varnish is a clear substance that you can use both for protecting your work from light scratching and to foster its visual aspect through its depth and texture.

Types of Varnish

  • Barniz de máquina o de protección

    From machine

    This varnish consists of the application of a fine layer, practically imperceptible, that seals the ink without influencing notoriously in the visual aspect.

    It is recommended for coated paper in pieces with big backgrounds. We do not recommend natural papers as the cellulose absorbs the paper. Coexists well with UVI varnish.

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    UVI varnish

    UVI varnish is applied as a direct ink that is dried with ultraviolet light.

    You can choose between matt or gloss and its mode of application: offset or silkscreen.

    It allows you to feature definite areas and if you first laminate your piece, for the application of silkscreen, the highlighting effect is even more evident.

    If the varnish is applied with silkscreen the result has a degree of quality superior to offset. It is also superior in cost.

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    Acrylic varnish

    The acrylic varnish is the most effective solution in natural papers to avoid repainting and to increase resistance to friction. After being applied its fast dry times allow to continue in thirty minutes with different production processes.

    Differs from machine varnish having twice the brightness and is not absorbed by the base, it does not mix with the ink, but creates an upper layer that seals and prevents transmissions. In no case yellowing, so the colors remain neutral. It also provides a soft touch.

    Its water-based makes it environmentally friendly. Being clean it is permitted in the food sector.

    Should not apply if the piece will have UVI varnish, it does not allow to be fixed.

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    3D varnish is the digital solution for a finished embossed with different thicknesses, textures, brightness and height.

    It is recommended for coated and laminated substrates. In porous paper cellulose absorbs the varnish and optimum result is not achieved.

  • Glitter

    This varnish has particles of glitter dissolved whose distribution is random. It is applied through silkscreen, thus it can cover paper directly or a laminated surface.

    It will give you bright and festive results on Christmas cards, picture cards, stickers…

  • Tactile or Braille varnish

    This varnish is planned for obtaining forms in high relief. Its height can vary and you can apply it on paper, cardboard, polypropylene…

    It is applied by silkscreen.

    Frequently it is used for printed labels or packaging materials, but don’t forget that only your creativity puts limits to its fields of application.

  • Aromatic

    This clear varnish is printed on the surface of the paper as an offset ink. Upon rubbing some microcapsules are broken and free the aroma. There are standard aromas (strawberry, coconut, lime, cinnamon…).

    Subsequent times you can rub it and it will still have its scent. The makers tend to speak of a durability of some 3 months.

    It is recommended for large runs due to the minimum order of kilos that must be made from the ink vendor, if you want a special aroma it can also be made. The only difficulty is the cost increase.

  • Iridescent

    This varnish has the capacity of modifying its appearance according to the angle from which you look at it.

    The possibilities of its effects range according to how different types of particles are combined. You can achieve anything from a pearlescent appearance, very covering, to a subtle reflection of colours.