Print derived from other processes can be brought to life and given additional functionality when augmented by screen printing. Typical effect examples include high gloss, matt, tactile, glitter, brail and metallic finishes that help draw attention, deliver interactivity and make messages and products more appealing.
This can be applied to brochures, magazines and packaging, with the intention of enhancing user experience, increasing value and in some cases adding functionality. Often these inks and coatings are applied by screen printing so drying is mission critical. Margins are very thin, so repeatability, flexibility and speed are essential, and the Sakurai Natgraph combination is widely accepted as the gold standard in this market.