When it comes to printed materials, the type of coating you choose can make a significant impact on the overall look and feel of your design. Matte coatings, in particular, offer a range of benefits for various purposes. Here's a quick rundown of our most popular matte coatings:
Matte: This coating provides a subtle sheen when held against light, thanks to its varnish-like liquid form. The texture is smooth, and you can even write on it with a ballpoint pen. Just make sure to let the ink dry before touching it to avoid smudging.
Silk Matte (Soft Touch): This coating is our most popular matte option due to its distinct "soft touch" texture. However, note that colors may appear slightly muted with Silk Matte. For a more vibrant look, we suggest choosing a Matte coating or a coating that enhances colors like Semi Gloss or Super Gloss.
Textured Matte: If you're looking for a unique texture, Textured Matte offers a sandy-like feel without compromising the quality of the print. It's also durable and protects against scuffing.
When selecting a coating for your printed materials, keep in mind the type of design you want to achieve and the purpose of the piece. With the right matte coating, your design can stand out and leave a lasting impression.
Unlike our Soft Touch and Textured Matte cards, our Standard Matte cards do not have a film coating applied to them. The film applied to the other two options acts as a protective coating in addition to providing texture.