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Aqueous Coatings

What is Aqueous Coating?

postcardsAn aqueous coating is a fast-drying, water-based, clear protective coating which is applied in-line on press. This clear coating provides a high gloss surface which protects the surface from dirt, smudges, fingerprints and scratches. The aqueous coating is applied on brochures, catalog covers, postcards, and flyers. It is applied to the printed sheet right after the inks and it provides a great rub and scuff resistant clear coating. After the coating is applied, the sheets are sent through a heated air flow system to dry the coating quickly. The sheets can then go quickly to the finishing department. Aqueous coatings give a clear coat protection that far exceeds other varnishes. It protects the product all the way through shipping to end use. Aqueous coatings can be applied in-line or off-line, wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry. They offer a variety of finishes - high gloss, satin, matte - as well as primers for other coatings. Aqueous coatings are versatile and tough. They also have higher gloss, better clarity, higher abrasion, and more rub resistance than conventional press varnish.

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