Picture book printing, which is mainly based on picture display, is the core printing business of many printing companies. So, what kind of paper do you usually use for printing pictures? What are the printing processes?
Paper used for book printing
The product brochures are printed on coated paper. The inner pages are usually 157-200 grams, and the cover is 300 grams of coated paper coated with sub-film. The real estate corporate image brochures are generally 200 grams of matte paper on the inner pages and 300 grams on the cover. Sub-powder coating.
There are also some special papers that are used in many high-end photo albums, such as many furniture album printing, lighting album printing, jewelry album printing, clothing album printing, etc., not only require good printing color reduction, but also high-end. So more will choose super-sensing paper to print high-end picture albums. The weight of super-sensing paper generally ranges from 100 grams to 330 grams. The color of super-sensing paper is generally beige or white.
Advantages of coated paper for picture book printing
1. Good color reproduction
Whether the printing effect of the album is good or not, an important criterion is whether the color reproduction is high or not. Coated paper can fully print out the original colors, making the printed colors more realistic, the closer to the colors we see on the computer, reducing errors. The printed color is exquisite, the gloss is good, and it looks more bright.
2. Moderate thickness
The album also has requirements for the thickness of the paper. Too thick will increase the weight of the album. If the thickness is too strong, it will reduce the interest in reading. If the paper is too thin, the paper will appear light and fluttering when flipped, and there is no texture. Coated paper solves this problem perfectly. The coated paper with a moderate thickness is very suitable for the needs of album paper.
3. Cheap price
Coated paper is cheap, cost-effective, and meets the needs of picture albums. It also perfectly solves the cost problems that printing manufacturers worry about. For printing companies, it takes more paper to make a picture book, and the printing process is also higher than other printing products. Coated paper solves this problem well.
5 kinds of crafts for printing pictures
1. Laminating: It is the process of covering the plastic film with a series of technologies such as coating adhesive, heating, and pressing. After lamination, the paper is smoother, the paper is more flexible, has a high-end feel and three-dimensional effect, and has the functions of waterproof, antifouling, wear resistance, folding resistance and corrosion resistance. There are two types of film covering: dumb film and bright film. Bright film: bright and beautiful, changing colors, long-term discoloration, to prevent paper wear. Matte film: matte surface, elegant and noble, prevent paper wear and yellowing and fading.
2.UV: It is a layer of UV ink on the surface of the picture book, that is, "UV varnish". Relatively speaking, local UV can highlight keywords, LOGO, pictures, etc. Pictures or text after UV have high gloss The effect, highlights the three-dimensional sense, texture, artistic sense, but also has a comprehensive effect of anti-scratch, anti-scratch performance.
3. Hot stamping: commonly known as hot stamping. It refers to the text and patterns of materials such as colored foils on the cover of the album, or the use of hot pressing methods to imprint various convex and concave titles or patterns, which makes the patterns clear, beautiful, colorful and eye-catching, and wear-resistant. The finishing touch, highlighting the design theme. Hot stamping mainly includes hot stamping, hot silver, hot purple gold, hot red gold, hot sub-gold, hot black gold, hot green gold, and laser silver colors.
4. Pattern unevenness: an important process in post-printing process, is to use a mold to deform the paper under a certain pressure, so that it has a beautiful three-dimensional sense, increase the layering of the pattern and artistic rendering power.
5. Handle / Knockout: Engrave the pattern by removing part of the paper so that it looks a complete pattern from the outside. It has a high visual impact and highlights the design theme.