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Aqueous coating is a fast-drying, water-based, protective coating which is applied while the paper stock is on press to achieve a finish that exceeds the quality of a varnish. This water-based finish dries quickly and is resistant to smudges and fingerprints. In addition, aqueous coated materials work well with ink-jet printing for direct mailers. As with varnishes, aqueous coating is available in high gloss, satin or matte finishes. Unlike varnishes though, aqueous coating typically covers the entire sheet, whereas varnish plates can be created to apply on certain parts of the sheet (spot varnish).
When adding coating to a project, always consult with us to help you choose the coating option most appropriate for your project.

Aqueous coating advantages over conventional varnish
 Higher gloss
 Better clarity
 More efficient (fast drying)
 Will not yellow with age
 Higher abrasion
 Higher rub resistance
 Environmentally superior (Water-based)
 Enhance lesser grade papers (glossier finish)

Common Uses
 Art posters
 Art prints
 Annual Reports
 Book covers
 High Quality Calendars
 High-quality print advertising
 Picture postcards