SPOTKOTE - Allkotes
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About This Project

SpotKote allows your designing mind to go free by Spot coating with high gloss or matt to highlight logos, panels, special graphics and designs. Anything is possible. A stunning way of adding a Spot gloss or a Spot matte to complement your design and because it’s applied by screen you have the control. There is no comparison to a silk screen SpotKote as machine varnish’s, aqueous coatings and dry trap varnishes pale into significance when compared to screen spot work, don’t be fooled there is only one SpotKote.


Adding a clever pattern, stripes, waves, circles or even SpotKote a message on a dark colour background your options are waiting for you. For that extra finishing touch why not try adding MatteKote, TouchKote or ToughKote before we SpotKote. Then again why not add FoilKote or an emboss or deboss, let us help you with your next project.


Do remember a 20mm grip is a strict requirement, so from the grip edge to the first image we are spot coating a 20mm gap is required. We require a film/s positive right reading emulsion up or a PDF outlining the area to be coated. Each file or film we receive will require a screen to be made pending one or two sides or the number of sections that need to be coated. SpotKote is a liquid coating, therefore, areas such as folds, scores and trims can show signs of cracking or shattering during the guillotining, folding or trimming process.


For best results allow the SpotKote to finish short of these areas and if you are unsure please contact your Allkotes team as we are only too glad to offer advice in these situations. It’s a good idea to de-dust your job before sending to Allkotes. Ensure your inks are dry before we coat or laminate otherwise set off, scuffing and marking may occur. Colour stability is critical in the laminating and coating process so please ensure you discuss your requirements with your paper and ink suppliers as to the suitability for this process.


The SpotKote process involves heat in the curing process so please allow time for the SpotKote to cool down before despatch. We strongly advise against trying to process straight after the SpotKote process as set off, softening of inks/varnishes and picking can occur. We also advise suitable drying time is allowed between the printing process and SpotKote.


Sheets printed with heavy ink coverage and or varnished can pose both pre and post SpotKote issues. Such issues that may occur are gas ghosting and blooming and in a number of these cases heavy or dark ink coverage tends to be prominent. SpotKote requires a constant grip and lay for best results avoid trimming your sheets prior to this process. Avoid excessive use of spray powder as this will affect the overall quality of your job. Never double stack or leave wrapped your SpotKote work as blocking or set off can occur.

Products, Spot Coatings