Custom Spot Coatings

Strike-Thru Matte Varnish

Apply a matte coating to our standard gloss stocks just like any spot color. That means you can customize your matte design by applying it to only certain areas, creating a matte pattern on top of your design.

Pro Tips
  • Matte / gloss patterns always show up better on dark designs with heavy ink coverage. As cool as it sounds, the effect disappears on solid white prints.
  • Matte varnish is a subtle effect. If you're looking for a strong matte / high-gloss contrast, you'll be much happier using a clear foil instead.
  • File Setup: Design with a matte varnish the same way that you would a setup spot color. Note that since the paper stock is gloss, where you put your spot color will be matte.

Pricing

  • Select "Strike Thru Matte Varnish" under "Upgrades" on applicable product pages. 

How to Order

  • Select "Strike Thru Matte Varnish" under "Upgrades" on applicable product pages. 

What You Need

  • Specify the area you want to receive Matte Varnish on in a separate layer. 
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