Online Print & Pack

Finishing Technology

Varnishing Varnishing can be done inline at the time of printing and can also be done offline after printing. It can provide a glossy or a matt effect. Varnishing not only provides a value added look but also acts as a barrier and helps in avoiding scuffing of ink.

Aqueous coating is a fast-drying, water-based, vegetable cellulose product used as a protective coating which is applied in-line on press.
UV Coating
A UV coating is a clear liquid spread over the paper, like ink, and then cured instantly with ultraviolet light.

The UV varnish achieves extremely smooth surfaces, virtually indistinguishable from laminates. Their advantage over laminates is in that they are 100 per cent recyclable.
Spot Varnishing
To enhance the visual attractiveness of an image set against an unvarnished area, spot varnishing is used . The image is highlighted with matt or gloss varnish, through IR (infrared) or UV (ultraviolet) technologies.
Embossing Blind Embossing Online Print & Pack also offers blind embossing, that is embossing without foil stamping. Raised designs, in the shape of the die, are made on a flat substrate.

The process is an efficient and minute one, involving a male die and a female die a set of stamps which fit each other perfectly, the male part featuring a raised image of the design and the female one a sunken image of the same.

The embossing is obtained by applying pressure to these parts.

Braille Embossing Online Print & Pack also enables its clients to comply to the requirement for Braille on Pharmaceutical Packaging which stems from the European Directive 2004/27/EC -amending Directive 2001/83/EC (community code to medicinal products for Human Use). Braille embossing is a very intricate process wherein the surface of the carton is embossed in Braille format thereby enabling visually impaired consumers to read the embossed text.
Laminating is a finishing technique with boundless possibilities for application. For instance, the laminating of plastic (BOPP/PVC/Polyester -Gloss/Matt) results in maximum gloss/matt, not to mention the barrier properties the lamination offers. Using foils with structured surfaces also offers the advantage of interesting optical effects.
Foil stamping
Foil stampingFoil Stamping Flat Flat foil stamping is a basic form of foiling. The areas covered with the transferred colour or metallic coat of foil lie flat on the substrate. Ideally, the print and the surface of the substrate form a plane; however, in practice, it differs depending on the thickness and flexibility of the substrate and on the pressure required. If desired, this effect can be intensified to give a clearly deep embossed result.

Foil Stamping with Structure A special structured die is used for this foil stamping process. As a result, certain areas of the foil print show a structured surface while the other foiled areas are slightly deeper or higher than the structured areas.

Foil stampingDepending on the angle of the light or the viewing perspective the foil print shows different gloss-matt contrasts between the flat areas reflecting light and the structured areas remitting and scattering light. In most cases a male die is used for this process, though sometimes an elastic material forms the counter die.

Foil Stamping with Embossing In this case the foil stamped areas of the stock appear as raised designs. They are formed or embossed by using a female and a male die. The process can be made in one pass, using an engraved embossing die, or in two steps. In the latter case, the substrate is foil stamped first and then the printed designs are embossed through blind embossing.
Die cutting
Die cuttingDie cutting is a process necessary for the production of objects such as folding cartons, cut-outs etc. It involves the cutting of an object out of a sheet of paper, using a steel rule die.

The automatic die cutters used at Online Print & Pack are capable of not only matching but surpassing the speed of the offset machines.
Carton folding and gluing
Carton folding and gluingCarton blanks, die cut from the printed sheets, are loaded onto the automatic folding and gluing machines to have their sides sealed and bottoms pasted.

All the cartons are pre-folded so as to ensure maximum output and minimum wastage on the packing lines of the clients. Bar code scanners on the folding and gluing machines eject the misprinted cartons to ensure zero per cent defect in the cartons supplied by the company.
In-house facilities for back to back pasting, hard cover pasting , centre pinning, stapling, wire-o and spiral binding ensure minimum lead time for deliveries.