What is soft touch made of?

Soft-touch lamination – uses bi-oriented polypropylene film or BOPP, which is applied during an additional finishing process.

What is soft touch coating?

It is a coating that, when applied, creates a velvety texture. The paper becomes “soft” to the touch and increases the tactile appeal. Soft Touch® coating creates a softer look and feel on printed materials than either aqueous or UV coating, while creating a barrier which is fingerprint resistant.

What are some additives in paint?

Commonly used extenders include clay, silica, diatomaceous silica, calcium carbonate, talc and zinc oxide.

  • Clay: Used mainly in interior paints, clay provides hiding power.
  • Silica: Provides enhanced durability in exterior paints as well as scrub and abrasion resistance.

How is soft touch plastic made?

Soft-touch coatings are two-component materials requiring the mixture of a base and catalyst to create a chemical reaction that eventually cures and solidifies within a set timeframe. This is what produces the unique soft feel, yet with a tough, scratch-resistant surface.

What is soft lamination?

Soft touch lamination, sometimes called Cellotouch, offers a protective finish with a matt effect and a soft, velvet-like texture. This distinctive finish encourages people to engage with the product due to its appealing surface.

How do you do a soft touch coat?

How is a Soft Touch finish achieved? A soft-touch finish is accomplished by applying either a soft touch laminate film or a soft-touch coating. Soft-touch coatings are applied in a liquid form, usually as an inline process, after the printing ink has been applied. The coating then dries with the “soft feel” texture.

How do you make paint smooth?

6 Secrets to Silky Smooth Paint

  1. Prep the Wood. Sand any bare wood to 120-grit and no finer.
  2. Sand Your Primer. Without a smooth base, you can’t get a smooth finish.
  3. Use Additives.
  4. Buy The Right Paint.
  5. Strain Your Paint.
  6. Put it On, Leave it Alone.

How do you do soft touch lamination?

Soft touch lamination is added to one side of the sheet after printing, then cut down to the final dimension. This means that the whole printed sheet is covered by the lamination. Like most single-sided lamination, soft touch can only be applied to coated cardstock paper types.

What is velvet lamination?

This velvet material is sealed over the paper until the two become one material. The result affects both the look and touch. Velvet lamination may at first glance be compared to matte finish, but with a closer look you can see it gives the colors of the paper more of a depth.