It surprises many people to learn just how many different types of paper there actually are. The stocks can vary greatly in terms of the texture, thickness, and many other elements. However, when you think about marketing there are two broad categories to consider; coated and uncoated. They can have a big impact on your project, especially if you are choosing foiling services.
What is the difference?
Paper will always begin life without any kind of coating. Here there are gaps between the fibres and the surface will be rougher and more porous. This is perfect for a number of uses, including papers for writing and drawing on. However, one thing to keep in mind is that images will be less crisp when printing on this type of paper. That is because more ink will be absorbed.
Many types of raw paper have a coating to finish them. These coated materials can have a glossy, high sheen surface or be either semi-gloss or full matte. There are lots of options but regardless of the finishes, every type has an agent on the surface. This fills the gaps between the fibres in the paper. In turn it can improve the properties when you come to printing. For example the print will be brighter because less ink will soak into the paper itself.
Considering foiling services
It is possible to add foil to both coated and uncoated papers. However, what you need to think about is the kind of design you are going for. The latter can be a great option if you want a subtle look as the paper can have a nice texture. However, if you want the foil to really pop, it can look fantastic on a glossy coated paper.
What you should do is come to us to talk about your design ideas. Foiling Services is the UK leader in this field. We can support all kinds of clients and help them to produce beautiful products. That can include everything from business cards to glossy brochures and even packaging.
So, if you have any questions for us, please get in touch. You can learn more on our website.