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Points of Distinction – On-Press and Off-Press Finishes

Commercial printing, in the purest of terms, is all about putting ink on a piece of something. But savvy customers know that is just the start. The real genius is in the “finish.” A lot of decisions are made during the creative process that result in distinctive pieces that get attention and deliver messages in print and through the sense of touch.

Here’s a quick reference to on-press and off-press finishes which might be great additions to your next print piece. Knowing which processes happen on the press and which ones are done off the press will help in project planning and ensure plenty of time is allotted to deliver your perfectly finished pieces.


On-Press Finishes

  • UV Coatings
  • Aqueous Coating
  • Varnishes
  • Pearlescent
  • Glitter
  • Grit
  • Sandpaper
  • Reticulation

 Off-Press Finishes

  • Foil Stamping
    • Holographic Foil
    • Metallic Foil
    • Clear Foil
    • Micro-Etching on Foil
  • Laminates
  • Embossing/Debossing


Go ahead! Take your commercial printing to new heights. Imagine your next print piece with a distinctive finish and let Rex 3 accomplish your vision.

It’s not just a tag line; it’s our commitment to you: Rex 3 -  Imagination Accomplished