Glintt

Technical Information

 

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Printing and handling guidelines

> Applications
Annual reports, brochures, posters, report covers, greeting cards, invitations, box wraps, end papers, menus, cool stationery and very cool catalogue covers.

 

> Technical Information
Please note that due to the optical effect of these papers,
the print result will differ from standard coated and uncoated sheets.
> Print techniques
Suitable for widely used print techniques, including offset lithography, letterpress, silk screen process. Please note The unique surface finish of these papers will interplay with printed images in interesting ways. The distinctive metal-like surface of the papers will show through the ink and may reduce the image contrast - all as part of the designer’s intended effect. By the same token, deep, solid areas of black or blue can be difficult to achieve; this is not a paper defect but a natural characteristic of metallic/iridescent papers. On press, it is normal for some of the special surface coating to transfer to the blanket. Blankets are likely to require cleaning from 4,000 impressions onwards.

> Inks
We recommend using fully oxidizing inks. Please consult your ink manufacturer for specific colours or formulations. Glintt papers do not contain ground metals and are not foiled papers.

> Screen ruling
To ensure maximum clarity, we recommend screen rulings of 150 lpi. Under-colour removal (UCR / GCR) to 260% combined ink level may be advantageous with images containing large dark areas.

>Spraying

We recommend using spray powder with a particle size of 35 microns or above when printing board weights.

>Varnishing

Silk-screen UV varnishing is the only method to achieve a good gloss finish on this absorbent paper. A matt UV varnish must be laid down prior to gloss UV varnishing. Repeat gloss varnish applications may be required to achieve the desired effect.. We do not recommend other machine varnish applications.

 

>Sealing

Sealers can be used to avoid marking during further processing and handling, although the papers’ metallic nature will be compromised.

>Blind Embossing

All finishes can be blind embossed. The corners of the dye should be rounded to avoid creases and areas of weakness in the embossing.

>Laser Cutting

The Glintt papers can be laser cut. Some scorching may be apparent around the cut area.

>Film Laminating

All the Glintt papers can be film laminated, however the metallic sheen will be compromised as will any dark print.

>Hot Foil Blocking

Compatibility between the hot foil film and the Glintt paper should be tested.

>Folding & Creasing

To guarantee good folding results, prior creasing is recommended on board weights. Creases should be made parallel to the grain of the board. For best results a creasing rule and matrix system should be used. Fold into the bead for prominent folds. Tests should be achieved to evaluate the quality of the result.

>Ink jet printing

Compatibility to printers and inks should be tested.

>Dry Toner Printing
Compatibility to printers should be tested.

>Silk Screen Printing

Paper and board inks, vinyl inks and UV inks can be used. Due the heavy film weights printed by this process, it is unlikely any metallic effect will shine through the ink.