Everything you need to know about the end of the package

As a leading packaging manufacturer, Packhelp has a combination of final touch that is almost endless to make your packaging more special.

But because these options can be fully adjusted, they are rather difficult to display and show you how they will be seen in your packaging design.

In talking to the Packhelp sales team or in learning more about packaging, you may have heard many of these terms, but do not know exactly what the term means.

This article will determine many of these terms, and help you make more appropriate decisions about bringing your packaging to the next level. To learn more about, custom toy packaging


Also called foil or film, lamination is a top layer that is applied to your packaging.

This print layer covers the entire surface of your box, sometimes outward and inside. This material is not recycled but adds extra strength and endurance.

Gloss foil

Gloss foils add extra rigidity to your packaging. The gloss layer also makes the color clearer and more attractive, adding saturation to the mold. It also makes your packaging sparks and dust.

Matt Foil

Foil Matt is a good way to add a little sophistication to your packaging design.

This final result adds to a smooth and smooth touch on your packaging and makes it less reflective and anti-glare. A foil matt works well with Vishish Spot or embossing.

Foil touch gently

Soft-touch foil, sometimes called velvet foil, is characterized by a deeper matt effect and more scratch resistant.

This adds additional levels of class and sophistication and works well with dark color pallets and minimalist designs.

Foil that is typed

Pet metallization allows your packaging design to have a shiny end result and metal looks. This shiny and shiny metal appearance works fantastic with other finishing options, such as debossing. To get more idea from, macaron slider boxes

General use includes:

UV Varnish

The ultra-vandalism applied above your printing design protects the mold, but can also be used in a creative way.

This process sees the entire surface coated with varnish, but the UV lamp is applied to the specified area. There are various types of varnish, but all add thickness and stiffness to the packaging.

Gloss UV

UV gloss protects from scratches, while shiny varnish combined with a metal layer underneath makes extra eyecatching designs.

UV Matt Spot

The Matt UV is a smoother way to add UV varnish to your design.

Other varnish

There are several other varnish that can be applied to your packaging design which is generally applied to the entire surface.

Dispersion varnish

Dispersion varnish is the most popular layer for printing material, because it protects the entire surface of scratches, blisters, fingerprints, dust and dirt in the same way as done by foil gloss (more on the difference later).

Because this varnish is water -based, environmentally friendly.


Oil/offset varnish made of vegetable oil. This is applied to the surface and dries by oxidizing compounds in oil.

Thermal lacquer

Thermal varnish changes color depending on heat or cold.

Fluorescent/glow in the dark lacquer

Lacquer who is ‘refilled’ in light and then shines in the dark.

Early varnish

Varnish that has materials that allow it to be scratched in certain areas. Usually seen on lottery tickets.

Aromatic lacquer

The layer that has a specific aroma is activated when the surface is scratched.

UV varnish can be applied to all types:

  • Product box
  • Bumpy cardboard
  • Label & Sticker (not UV Varnishes)
  • Stiff box
  • Tube
  • Lamination vs UV
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