We use a Dull/Satin Aqueous coating that protects the product and enables us to expedite your cutting and shipping. Most mail houses can inkjet on this coating, but it is not recommended for postal meters and is more difficult to write on than “no coating” products. Our Dull coating is a very pleasing finish and considered a more tasteful look than “Hi Gloss’ Aqueous. For those wishing to have the Hi Gloss look, please choose “UV coating” when ordering. UV coating is even glossier than Hi Gloss Aqueous.
UV coating is also referred to as “Liquid Laminate”. This is the highest possible gloss. Because of the amount of plastic content in this coating it is not suitable for inkjet addressing. Most postcards are printed “UV1” which means that the front of the postcard will have the UV coating and be very glossy, while the back of your postcard will have either “no coating” or our standard Dull Aqueous Coating. UV Coating ADDS 1-2 Days of Production time.