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3 book printing processes that determine the effect of book covers

Time: 2021-07-30 Hits: 170


A good book cover design is no longer about concise, rich colors, and styles. It is important that the "coat" of the book itself conveys the temperament that matches the content of the book.


What is lamination?

Laminating is a post-printing process that is done by coating a thin layer of plastic on the card or paper. Laminates are used to protect and enhance the appearance, quality and content of printed matter. The most common types of lamination used by publishers are gloss, matte, and silk, which are commonly used for business cards, product packaging, brochures, book covers, and other printed materials. There are several benefits to the product using a film, such as children's books. Choosing a cover for children book printing with a film can make the cover more durable, tear-resistant, avoid creases, sunburn, and waterproof.

Gloss lamination

Using glossy lamination will make your book printing look a bit shiny than the natural glass-like appearance, which will enhance the color and vitality of the ink on the prints. In addition, glossy lamination is a durable option that can be easily cleaned with any type of dirt, dust or fingerprints. Usually used for marketing or promotional purposes that require a strong visual impact on printed matter.

Matte laminate

The matte film gives a natural and soft appearance, making it easier for people to read the printed matter. The soft look is created by softening the contrast of dark colors, so it does not stand out too much. The matte and fit texture is as soft as velvet, providing a satisfying operating experience for all kinds of readers. Generally, matte laminates are used for retail signs, seasonal packaging, clothing labels, or other printed materials that require a soft appearance and velvet texture.

Overlay Film

Applying silk lamination will make your print quality soft, natural appearance, and reflective under certain light, but not as reflective as glossy lamination. By performing silk lamination, the product looks more attractive and feels a high-quality product. Silk screen is often used for book covers, business cards, brochures and other products that require natural and clean finishes.


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