Add value to all your publications with our premium magazines. Gold and silver foil or 3D varnish are perfect for drawing attention to details on the cover. Try highlighting your logo, the title or key details from an image for a guaranteed 'wow' effect!
Printing and binding with special finishes
With Pixartprinting, you can print your bound products with special finishes online, quickly and easily. With the special finishes, you can embellish certain details of the print with a raised effect or shiny, metallic look. You can create books, catalogues, magazines and brochures with your preferred binding type. You can choose from special finish stapled binding, special finish wire-o binding and special finish perfect binding. You can also opt for a special finish hardback cover to print your books with a premium look!
What are special finishes?
Special finishes are a printing technique that allows you to highlight certain details of the artwork. There are various types:
- 3D varnish: this involves applying an extra-thick transparent varnish to selected areas of the artwork to embellish them and highlight them with an exclusive raised tactile effect.
- Gold foil: this involves hot stamping gold foil onto selected areas of the artwork to embellish them and highlight them with a shiny metallic effect.
- Silver foil: as above, this involves applying a silver foil, achieving a metallic silver effect.
Special finishes - Our tips
You can tell us which parts of the artwork to apply the special finish to using the dedicated layer on the print file. Download the Template from the product page and use it to set up your file:
- The artwork in the Finishing layer must not contain gradients, halftone screens or transparency, must consist of vector graphics and must use the Finishing colour swatch.
- You can make the finishes any shape you like, giving you more creative freedom.
- We recommend using a font size of at least 10 pt and a line weight of at least 1 pt.
- Finally, we recommend avoiding placing finishes over creases, to prevent the varnish or coating from breaking.