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Textured Printing & Soft Touch

Textured printing, including Soft Touch®, helps consumers connect with your brand through packaging, retail POP displays, book covers, gift cards, credit cards, greeting cards, direct mail and any other printed piece, helping you be Anything But Ordinary.

Soft Touch

Soft Touch coating gives paper a soft, velvety feel that conveys a luxurious tactile appeal. Soft Touch UV coatings dry quickly, don't turn yellow and are relatively eco-friendly. It also resists fingerprints and also scuff marks during its production as well as in use, which is an advantage of Soft Touch UV coating vs. varnishes. Soft Touch is best applied for a raised, 3D effect on gloss paper or on plastic, which minimizes flattening of images when applied on a spot basis.

One example of Soft Touch include gift cards for a retailer of baby products (right) where the letters feel as soft as a baby's blanket. We've also printed fuzzy teddy bears on greeting cards and have applied soft touch to liquor packaging, similarly to how Apple uses a version of Soft Touch for all of their packaging to give them a luxury feel.

Textured Printing: More Options

We've also used UV coatings to print pieces with a leather, wood, sand, grit, or other custom textures. We even simulated the feel of enamel for a toothpaste ad and the feel of duct tape for a major retailer's gift cards. We pride ourselves on creating textures to match your branding and concept so challenge us!

Textured Printing & UV Coating: Leather

Textured Printing Example Utilizing a UV Coating: Note the Raised Leather and Stitching

Contact us to learn how Soft Touch printing with UV coating can help you be Anything but Ordinary

Soft Touch & Textured Printing Specifications

Substrates

  • Paper and plastic (30 mil)
  • For automatic presses: minimum 70# text max 30 pt. board
  • No textiles or apparel
  • Flat surface

Artwork

  • Area to be screen printed should be 100% solid black (no screens or half tones)
  • In position for entire sheet with crop marks
  • We prefer PDF format

Minimum Order Quantity

  • 500 sheets for fully automatic
  • Otherwise $750

Sheet Size

  • Fully automatic: minimum size: 15″ x 22″; maximum size 28″ x 40″
  • Semi-Automatic: no minimum size; maximum size: 25″ x 38″
  • Please allow 3/4″ to 1″ for gripper

Contact us to learn how Soft Touch printing with UV coating can help you be Anything but Ordinary

Print

On any flat surface, including paper, plastic, pressure sensitive, acrylic, magnetic, chipboard, metal, glass, banners, film and more!

Promise

Consistent quality with established process, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence means repeatability and reliability.

Provide

State of the art techniques and technology, fueled by our cutting-edge research and development for creative, unique solutions.

Fulfill

Any quantity, small promotions or long runs, hand-work to fully automated, our process manages your project with the attention you expect.

Deliver

According to YOUR schedule – with two full operating shifts enabling dependable quality and turnaround when your deadline is critical.

Drive

Innovation with new vendors, substrates, inks and coatings from around the globe to create a unique effect that stands out.

True interactivity... You touch it, it touches you. Print, the medium that invented interactivity, is vibrant and evolving.

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