Ultra Silk® + Spot Gloss (Postcards / Flyers)
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Full Color Postcards | Ultra Silk & Spot Gloss Finish | Premium Heavy 16pt/19pt Stock | Single Or Double Sided Printing | 96%BW Stock | Soy Based Inks | 500LS High Resolution Offset Printing
Available Sizes: (4” x 6”), (4.25” x 5.5”), (4.25” x 6”), (5” x 7”), (5.5” x 8.5”), (6” x 9”), & (6" x 11"). Other sizes available by custom quote. (Request Quote)
High-Volume Discount: Quantities over 25,000 qualify for special volume discounts. (Request Quote).
What is a Ultra Silk® & Spot Gloss Postcard?
Ultra silk is a soft, dull, luxurious finish that gives the postcards a muted, silk-like look and feel. Ultra silk feels like elegant paper but is actually a premium plastic film, a dull thin film laminate that's applied to both sides of the postcards. Ultra silk film is water and tear resistant (not proof), it is also used to protect the colors (especially dark colors) from rubbing off the edge of the paper. Ultra silk film will make the final postcard thicker. Example: 16pt stock + ultra silk film lamination will produce a 19pt postcard.
Spot gloss is a glossy coating that is only applied to a specific section of the postcard. The selected area is singled out and coated with a glossy finish while the rest remains matte/silk. The goal of this process is to give your postcard some contrast by highlighting both the ultra silk film and the spot gloss. You have the option of adding the spot gloss to any area of the postcard, for example over a logo, a certain section of a graphic, or even as an elaborate pattern.
Note: Before the final ultra silk film & spot gloss is applied an initial aqueous coating is first applied. Aqueous is a protective coating that helps with the drying process when printing and also provides added durability.
Need Professional Design Service?
Need a great postcard design? From concept to design, our in-house design staff can do it all. Simply tell us about your business & we'll do the rest. Our designers will create fully tailored design samples that correctly represent your business & effectively targets new clients. Start to finish access to design staff via phone, web, and email. (Includes Unlimited Revisions)