Customize your notebook cover:
choose the printing method best suits your needs.
Logos are essential for notebook cover design. So after designing the color of the notebook cover, how do you want to make it "high end"? This requires us to know about the printing process of the cover design. But with so many printing processes, how do you choose? In today's article, I'll share with you the five standard printing processes, each with its characteristics.
Ⅰ. Hot stamping / hot silver
Using aluminum or color film treatment and the back of the adhesive-coated foil stamping paper, transfer to the printed material by metal plate heating and pressure. In addition to paper, foil stamping can also be used on leather or plastic and combined with embossing.
The finished product from foil stamping is gleaming and eye-catching.
Ⅱ. UV Varnishing
UV varnishing can be subdivided into full-width varnishing and partial varnishing. The former is known in the industry as "over UV oil" or "over oil"; the latter is known as "local UV." UV printing using UV ink needs to be cured and dried through ultraviolet light, will contain Photosensitive ink and UV curing lamp with the need to highlight the pattern wrapped in a layer of light oil (light oil types are bright, matte, inlaid crystal, gold onion powder, etc.)
The primary function of UV varnishing is to increase the brightness and artistic effect of the product, while UV varnishing is also one of the most critical elements of the printing industry.
This is the process of "printing" without ink. Embossing, also known as embossing, embossing, is the use of mutually matching concave and convex steel or copper molds to press out the outer contours of the entire graphic or print pattern in a hollow and convex three-dimensional shape. In bookbinding, embossing is mainly used to print letter jackets, cover text and designs or wireframes to improve the three-dimensional feeling of printed materials, and print ink or local UV varnish after embossing to make the graphics more prominent. This process is also heavily used in hardcover books or simple binding book covers or covers. With hand engraving, it can also make relief effects with three or four layers.
Die-cutting is the process of using a steel blade to line up a die-cutting plate - the printed material or paper is rolled and cut into a particular shape on a die-cutting machine. The die-cutting machine can cut the printed material into curved or other complex conditions, punch or hollow out the printed material, and further processing. The die-cutting process can be made following the graphic design of the printed material in advance to create a die-cutting knife plate for cutting so that the shape of the printed material is no longer limited, increasing the expressive power.
Also known as UV imitation metal etching printing, it is in a metallic mirror luster of the substrate (such as gold, silver cardboard, etc.) printed on a layer of uneven translucent ink later, through ultraviolet (UV) curing, the Frosting so that the printed surface plays the effect of etching or frosting to make the product more aesthetic and durable.
We hope this information gives you a better understanding of the printing process, and you can visit our website to learn more about the production process of custom notebooks.