In album printing, customers are often asked what is the difference between a glossy film and a matte film on the cover. The following editor will share the difference between the glossy film and the matte film:
The light film can generally be effectively distinguished from the surface of the printed matter. The album surface after the light film will be very bright and the gloss is very good. The surface effect of the matte film is a layer of mist. The reason for this state is that the matte matte is used in the coating process, so it looks more artistic. And it feels bumpy to the touch, not as smooth as a light film.
Light-coated film, sub-film, is the main process in the post-processing of album printing, also known as over-gloss film, over-matt film. It is a plastic film coated with an adhesive, which is then heated and pressurized together to form a paper-plastic product. It is one of the common post-printing processes for paper prints. For example, the cover printed on the product manual, the cover printed on the album, the surface of the color box, etc., will use this process.
The printed film has a thin and transparent plastic film on the surface, which makes the surface smoother and brighter, which not only improves the gloss and fastness of the printed product, but also prolongs the service life of the printed product. Waterproof, antifouling, abrasion resistance, folding resistance, chemical resistance and other protective effects. The light-coated film can make the color of printed products more vivid and full of three-dimensional effect. If the sub-film is used, the printed products can bring a noble and elegant feeling to consumers.
In the printing of albums, in addition to glossy and dull films, there are also higher-grade bronzing, UV, etc. For more album printing processes and album printing quotes, please consult the printing industry salesperson for details.