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What is AQ Coating?


AQ Coating is short for "Aqueous Coating." This is a term for a post-production process where a clear coating, in a water base and applied like ink by a printing press, is applied to the entire surface and used to protect and enhance the printing underneath. It provides a light luster to the printed product, speeds up dry times, minimizes finger prints, and adds more scuff protection. Since aqueous coating makes it problematic for postage and inkjet printing to be applied, it is not applied to mailing sides of postcards.



What is UV Coating?

UV Coating is short for "Ultra-violet Coating." This is a term for a post-production process where a clear coating, a liquid applied to a printed sheet, is bonded and cured with ultraviolet light. This form of coating is thicker than normal varnishes and provides an attractive, high gloss appearance to the printing.



What is Staccato 20?

Kodak Staccato® produces high-fidelity, artifact-free images that exhibit fine detail, without halftone rosettes, screening moiré, gray level limitations or abrupt jumps in tone. It is often called FM (frequency modulation) printing or stochastic printing.

In comparison to traditional halftone printing, Staccato does not rely on halftone screens, provides more vibrant colors, ink dries faster, is more consistent from beginning of printing to end of printing, renders very fine details, and keeps shadows open. Images are reproduced by spreading very fine dots randomly throughout the image area, rather than along grid-like screens. These dots are 20 microns (20/1000 of an millimeter) each, providing more photographic quality to the image rendition.



What is 12-Point C2S Cover?

A thick paper stock, often called card stock, that is commonly used for printing postcards and notecards. C2S refers to paper that has been "coated two sides" for better color and detail on press. "12-point" (or 12pt) refers to the paper's thickness.



What is 14-Point C2S Gloss Cover?

A thicker paper stock than 12-point that is commonly used for printing high-quality postcards and notecards. C2S refers to paper that has been "coated two sides" (in this case, with a gloss coating) for better color and detail on press.



What is 95-Lb. Gloss Cover?

A thicker grade of paper than "text" or "book" weight paper that is used most commonly for covers of catalogs or premium brochures and flyers. Usually requested when more durability or the "premium" look is required. "95-lb" refers to how much 500 printer sheets (20" x 26") of this paper weighs. A gloss coating allows this paper perform better on press for color and detail.



What is 100-Lb. Gloss Text?

A thicker weight of "text" or "book" weight paper commonly used for flyers, brochures and the insides of catalogs. "100-lb" refers to how much 500 printer sheets (25" x 38") of this paper weighs. A gloss coating allows this paper perform better on press for color and detail.



What is 100-Lb. Gloss Cover?

A thicker grade of paper than "text" or "book" weight paper that is used most commonly for covers of catalogs or premium brochures and flyers. Usually requested when more durability or the "premium" look is required. "100-lb" refers to how much 500 printer sheets (20" x 26") of this paper weighs. A gloss coating allows this paper perform better on press for color and detail.

100-lb gloss cover is a heavier stock of paper than 100-lb gloss text. Despite the fact they both share the same "pound" rating, cover weight paper uses smaller printer sheets (20" x 26") than text stock paper (25" x 38") to measure it’s basis weight, thus, cover stock paper is thicker per square area.



What is 70-Lb. Classic Crest?

70-Lb. Classic Crest Super-Smooth White Stock is a quality paper stock that is less thick than 100-lb Text weight paper and is commonly used in stationery printing, like letterheads. Its super smooth surface and bright white color makes it ideal for printing color and detail on your stationery. This paper is also laser printer compatible.



What is 60-Lb. self-adhesive label stock?

This is a standard weight label paper coated on one side and has a self-adhesive backing on the other. This is ideal for many applications, including product packaging. A gloss coating allows this paper perform better on press for color and detail.



About the Turnaround.

We offer different turnaround options for your project. Some products have shorter or longer turnarounds than others. Our turnaround time is measured in business days and starts upon approval of your proof and ends the day we ship your project. Your order may ship sooner than the turnaround time you select. However, due to the complex nature of printing, turnaround time is an estimate and while we make every endeavor to complete your project on time, we cannot guarantee the completion date.



What is Saddle Stitching?

A post-production process where your project is bound by stapling sheets together where they fold at the spine (as compared to side stitch). Also called pamphlet stitch, saddle wire and stitch bind. This binding is normally applied to multi-page catalogs and is considered very cost-effective. Most consumer magazines employ this form of binding.



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