FAQ: What finishes can you do?

   28th Sep 2021


What finishes can ABC Packaging do?

We provide embossing, windowing, foil blocking, offset printing, UV varnish, and litho lamination.

What is embossing?

Embossing is a technique used to raise portions of a material to create words or patterns. This gives packaging a unique look and texture and helps images and text stand out.

What is windowing?

Windowing provides a transparent plastic viewing panel in your packaging that allows your product to be viewed without compromising protection or packaging integrity.

Windows can be added to many different types of packaging and are made out of a number of different types of plastic or acetate films. We also supply a 100% bio-degradable window.

What is foil blocking?

Foil blocking is the process of applying ultra-thin metallic foil effects to a surface. This can create a variety of finishes such as gloss, matt and satin that are impossible to achieve with traditional ink printing. The foiled cartons are still both recyclable and biodegradable.

What is offset printing?

Offset printing is a process where aluminium cylinders are used to transfer an inked image onto a rubber blanket which is then transferred to the final surface.

There are many benefits of using offset printing versus digital printing, including higher efficiency, accurate colour reproduction, and crisp images.

What is litho lamination?

Litho lamination refers to a process of laminating the outer layer of a corrugated cardboard box with a printed sheet. With these techniques, we can reproduce detailed, high-quality images to achieve a refined look that is combined with the strength of a traditional corrugated box.

What is UV varnishing?

UV varnish adds an ultra-high shine or matt finish to packaging. This can be added to the whole of the carton, or just to specific parts to give certain aspects of the graphics special attention.

Are finishes eco-friendly?

We’re committed to adopting sustainable practices across our business, and have already invested in a number of eco-friendly finishing solutions.

All our cardboard, varnishes, and foils are fully recyclable, and we produce windows that are 100% bio-degradable.

 

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