PRODUCT RANGE

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

We are proud of our range of specialty products, which push the boundaries for printed special effects. For example, apply water on our latest release, WetKote, and watch the top layer disappear to temporarily reveal another image beneath. We have other innovative products, including ChalkKote, FaceKote, GlowKote, ThermoKote and ScentKote.

MICROMOTION

Micromotion is a unique screen-printed finish that renders tactile and lustrous patterns. When viewed at a changing angle, light is reflected causing subtle changes in colour and pattern, that create the illusion of motion. We have an extensive library of patterns to choose from that can be used on their own or in combination to create a create a truly special piece. Micromotion is most impressive when used on top of our laminations or metalised films.

ALLKOTES 3D

AllKotes 3D utilises Lenticular technology to give printed images an illusion of depth. The background of the design moves when viewed from different angles. This gives the artwork an impression of space and distance, and makes it appear as though it were floating on top. This patented technology is proudly licensed exclusively from the US. As this finish is integral to the design it is imperative that we discuss your ideas at the conceptual stage.

LAMINATIONS

Laminations are ultra thin films that can be applied to almost any paper or board to provide a range of different finishes. A lamination covers the whole side or sides of a document. Our range of laminations include PlastaKote, a traditional gloss finish; MatteKote, a matte finish; and our environmental films, EcoKote and BioKote, which are available in gloss, matte or silk. We have specialty laminations such as TouchKote, which gives a page a silky velvet quality; ToughKote, a scuff resistant matte finish; as well as Soft Black and Soft Metal, which are both metallised films. We also offer KeyKote, a film laminate specially designed for gluing and foil stamping on.

SPOT COATINGS

Spot Coatings are varnishes that can be applied to specific areas of your design to emphasise key elements of your work with physicality. Our spot coatings are often used in conjunction with our other laminations and films. Our offerings include SpotKote Gloss and SpotKote Matte, the raised effect of UltraKote, or the sandy textured feel of BubbleKote. We have a range of GlitterKote colours, LinenKote in matte and gloss for a fabric-like feel, and ScratchKote for scratch-and-reveal.

MIRRAFILM

Mirrafilm Products are laminations with a reflective metallic finish. Our metallised films include our highly popular ReflectaKote, available in Gold, Silver, Matte Gold, Matte Silver, and a range of colours, as well as MirraKote, a more mirrored version of ReflectaKote. We also offer BrushKote which has a brushed metal effect, and Holographic Film which comes in a vast range of patterns including Rainbow, Stars, Pillars, Haze, Cosmos, Vector and Shards.

FOIL STAMPING + EMBOSSING

Foil stamping is the application of a pigment or metallic foil to paper in a particular design. Embossing is the process of producing raised or sunken designs into a sheet of paper. It is available in various forms and heights, whether it's a sculptured emboss, or a multi-level emboss. Foil stamping and embossing have always gone hand in hand with laminating and coating. FoilKote and Embossing are oft-used for book covers, dust jackets, packaging and point of sale. Holographic foil has an iridescent quality, and is often used for anti-counterfeit applications. A combination of MatteKote, SpotKote, FoilKote and Embossing is much sought after.

COATINGS

Coatings are all-over-liquid varnishes that are applied to paper stock for a variety of packaging solutions. PatternKote, for instance, is perfect for that box or carton that requires glue flap areas, or expiry dates left free of coating. Our GlossKote ensures a smooth finish, while still allowing for adhesion. HeatKote and PolyKote enables blister and skin packaging post-processing respectively.

ENCAPSULATION

Encapsulations are types of films that cover both sides of a printed sheet, with a sealed edge. KlearKote is smooth, and available in a variety of thicknesses, and in both gloss and matte. It is ideal for prestige point of sale, menus, posters, photographs and pages of text that will be handled and need protection. It is an economically viable alternative to printing on plastic. RigidKote turns ordinary paper into rigid, plastic and non-reflective products that can be bent into stand-ups, A frames, mobiles or even foamed for non-slip counter mats. It is tough and strong, and has a more textured surface. It's a price-effective option when heavy-duty protective lamination is important.

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

ALLKOTES 3D

ALLKOTES 3D

ANTIKOTE

LAMINATIONS

AQUAKOTE

COATINGS

BIOKOTE

LAMINATIONS

BRUSHKOTE

MIRRAFILM

BUBBLEKOTE

SPOT COATINGS

CHALKKOTE

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

COLORKOTE

SPOT COATINGS

DIGIKOTE FILMS

LAMINATIONS

DIGIKOTE METAL

LAMINATIONS

ECOKOTE

LAMINATIONS

EMBOSS

FOIL STAMPING + EMBOSSING

FACEKOTE

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

FANCYKOTE

LAMINATIONS

FOILKOTE

FOIL STAMPING + EMBOSSING

GLITTERKOTE

SPOT COATINGS

GLOSSKOTE

COATINGS

GLOWKOTE

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

GOLD SOFT METAL

MIRRAFILM

GREASEKOTE

COATINGS

HEATKOTE

COATINGS

KEYKOTE

LAMINATIONS

KEYKOTE + MATTSPOT

SPOT COATINGS

KLEARKOTE

ENCAPSULATION

LINENKOTE

SPOT COATINGS

LUSTREKOTE

SPOT COATINGS

MATTEKOTE

LAMINATIONS

MATTKOTE + SPOTKOTE

SPOT COATINGS

MICROKOTE

MICROMOTION

MIRRAKOTE

MIRRAFILM

PATTERNKOTE

COATINGS

PEARLKOTE

COATINGS

PHOTOKOTE

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

PLASTAKOTE

LAMINATIONS

POLYKOTE

COATINGS

REFLECTAKOTE

MIRRAFILM

RIGIDKOTE

ENCAPSULATION

SCENTKOTE

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

SCRATCHKOTE

SPOT COATINGS

SOFT BLACK

LAMINATIONS

SOFT METAL

MIRRAFILM

SOFT SPOT

SPOT COATINGS

SPOTKOTE

SPOT COATINGS

SPOTKOTE MATTE

SPOT COATINGS

THERMOKOTE

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

TOUCHKOTE

LAMINATIONS

TOUGHKOTE

LAMINATIONS

ULTRAKOTE

SPOT COATINGS

WETKOTE

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

WINDOWKOTE

LAMINATIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Always speak to your board and ink suppliers if your job is to be post processed as in coating and laminating.
  • Always use paper and inks that are compatible with coatings and laminations. Speak to your supplier before you print. It can save a lot of time and heartache.
  • Always use inks, primers and varnishes that are resistant to coatings and lamination adhesives.
  • To maintain colour stability please avoid alkali sensitive pigments such as reflex blue, rhodamine red and others, particularly when used in tints or mixes.
  • Ensure inks are dry before we coat and laminate.
  • Keep spray powder to a minimum.
  • We do not proceed with the job until an official order is received.
  • For laminations please send a marked sheet with job/order, showing grip and lay. Minimum grip 10mm, plus 5mm on either side.
  • For all screen based work a 20mm grip is required. Click here for the Film Spec Sheet.
  • On delivery of your completed work to your premises, you must cut all strapping and remove any shrink wrap. It is the printers/customers responsibility to ensure that the removal of strapping and shrink wrap is advised when sent for any further post processing by other suppliers.
  • Keep GlitterKote, UltraKote, BubbleKote and SpotKote coatings away from any areas to be scored, folded or trimmed as cracking can and will occur.
  • If food contact is required this must be specified on the order, and coated trial sheets need to be supplied to the end customer for testing and approval. Click here for more information.
  • Our company cannot be responsible for the substrate when the make-up formula of the packed product is unknown.
  • Coatings with compliance to U.S FDA regulations can be used, but we stress that the coatings are not applied under food grade conditions.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


Sheet Sizes Board Weight

Laminating
1 Side

Min: 225 x 325mm
Max: 1020 x 1200mm

Min: 130gsm
Max: 600gsm

Laminating
2 Sides

Min: 225 x 325mm
Max: 1020 x 1200mm

Min: 130gsm
Max: 600gsm

All Over Coating
High Gloss

Min: 255 x 300mm
Max: 720 x 1200mm

Min: 150gsm
Max: 600gsm

Pattern Coating
High Gloss

Min: 325 x 455mm
Max: 720 x 1020mm

Min: 100gsm
Max: 500gsm

Water Based Coatings

Min: 255 x 300mm
Max: 760 x 1020mm

Min: 200gsm
Max: 600gsm

Spot Coating

Min: 290 x 350mm
Max: 800 x 1130mm

Min: 150gsm
Max: 500gsm

Foil Stamping

Min: 100 x 100mm
Max: 760 x 1060mm

Min: 100gsm
Max: 600gsm

Encapsulation
2 Sides

Min: 60 x 90mm
Max: 1500 x 1500mm

Min: 130gsm
Max: 600gsm

DO'S

  • Do print with inks formulated for coating or film laminating.
  • Do print with inks that are low in oxidation by-products and are wax free.
  • Do print with strong pigmented inks.
  • Do send a marked-up sheet with your order.
  • Do send final film planned to fit your printed sheet for any pattern process.
  • Do book in your job in advance, it helps to plan production.
  • Do refer to the specific product data sheets for the coating or film lamination you require.

DONT'S

  • Don't use silicone coated spray powder.
  • Don't use alkali sensitive pigmented inks.
  • Don't assume that we will understand every aspect of your job without discussion.
  • Don't assume that all finishes are suitable for 'indirect food contact'.
  • Don't use any finish for 'direct food contact' without specific discussion regarding the type of food to be placed in contact with the finish concerned.