These coatings enable basic folding carton stock and most flexible packing substrates to have a lustrous, high-quality appearance. To the touch, these coatings have a soft, velvety feel and a satin-to-matte appearance.
These coatings can be altered to create a variety of feels, from a “rubbery grip” to a softer, “slipperier” feel with a more velvet-like appearance.
All commercially available soft-touch coatings are generally susceptible to burnishing and scuff. Although water-based and UV coatings are no exception, they nevertheless offer more resistance to this kind of damage than most other products.