A viscid liquid, consisting of a solution of resinous matter in an oil or a volatile liquid, laid on work with a brush, or otherwise. When applied the varnish soon dries, either by evaporation or chemical action, and the resinous part forms thus a smooth, hard surface, with a beautiful gloss, capable of resisting, to a greater or less degree, the influences of air and moisture.
That which resembles varnish, either naturally or artificially; a glossy appearance.
An artificial covering to give a fair appearance to any act or conduct; outside show; gloss.
To lay varnish on; to cover with a liquid which produces, when dry, a hard, glossy surface; as, to varnish a table; to varnish a painting.
To cover or conceal with something that gives a fair appearance; to give a fair coloring to by words; to gloss over; to palliate; as, to varnish guilt.
Any synthetic resins such as alkyd or acrylic clear coats, epoxies and polyurethane's that provide a clear protective coating.
A thickened preparation of drying oil or drying oil and resin; when applied to a surface, it leaves a hard, glossy, transparent coating; may also be mixed with pigments to make enamels; clear varnish is a slightly yellow, semitransparent liquid.
A transparent coating applied to the surface of a completed painting to protect the paint layer and provide a uniform surface gloss. Traditional varnishes consist of a natural resin dissolved in a volatile solvent or drying oil. Modern synthetic varnishes are made of chemically synthesized resins dissolved in an appropriate solvent.
A thin clear coating applied like an ink on a printing press for appearance and protection.
A clear, oil-based plastic finish that allows the natural colors and figure of the wood to show through the finish. See finish. Compare to paint.
A thin, protective coating applied to paper during the printing process, generally to enhance appearance and reduce scuffing. Varnish requires more drying time than UV coatings.
1. A solvent based resin coating applied to paper for appearance enhancement and durability. 2. A major ink ingredient.
A coating used to protect the surface of a sheet after it has been printed. Varnishing can be done in-line on press (wet trapping) or a second pass (dry trapping).
A clear liquid applied to the printed surfaces of books and other printed pieces in order to create a thin glossy protective coating or a special effect. Varnish is the vehicle component of common printing inks. In effect, it is ink without a pigment. Varnish is usually applied on the printing press. See also GLOSSY FINISH; INK; LACQUER; PIGMENT; SPOT VARNISH; UV COATING;VEHICLE
A passenger train (wooden passenger coaches used to be given a glossy coat of varnish).
A lacquer applied to a printed piece for protection and appearance. May be glossy or dull.
a protective coating applied to a printed piece, which can have a variety of finishes
A thin, clear coating made up from a mixture of natural and synthetic resins and drying oils. It may be applied to the printed web for added protection or appearance. In inkmaking it can form part of the inks vehicle or pigment carrier.
A broad term including fluid compositions from oils, resins, solvents, driers and waxes; used either as a vehicle or to cover surfaces.
A liquid preparation that is applied to a surface and allowed to dry forming a hard, lustrous, and typically transparent coating.
a coating printed on top of a printed sheet to protect it, add a finish, and/or add a tinge of color. An entire sheet may be varnished, or certain areas, like halftones, may be spot varnished to add emphasis and appeal.
An oil-based finish used to coat a surface with a hard, glossy film.
A clear coatig appllied on the press to protect and enhance a book cover or jacket.
A clear coating ink that gives a gloss or matte finish to printed pieces.
Protective surface over a finished painting. Creates a glossy or matte surface.
A clear finish in either matt or gloss or satin finish. Broadly speaking, a translucent liquid, which, when applied to a surface in a thin film, dries to a hard and more or less transparent finish.
A clear layer consisting of resin dissolved in a solvent that is applied as a protective layer on top of the paint surface.
a thin, protective coating applied to a printed sheet for protection or to add a glossy appearance.
A protective coating composed of a vegetable oil (linseed, tung, etc.) and a solvent, or of a synthetic or natural resin and solvent. A flooring material composed of a mixture of various vinyl compounds (Vinyl Chloride, Vinyl Acetate), asbestos, ground limestone, plasticizers, and colorants. Heated mixture is rolled into a final product. Noted for superior grease resistance and ease of maintenance. It indents and is susceptible to heel damage. It is porous and requires sealing to prevent staining. Vinyl Asbestos tiles are generally hard, brittle and appear to be porous on close inspection. Occasionally, discrete white filler particles can be seen in the tile.
A thin, clear coating applied to a printed piece for protection or special effect.
A thin liquid protective coating applied to a product for protection to enhance appearance
A solution of certain gums or resins in alcohol or linseed oil; used by painters to produce a hard, transparent coat or surface.
A protective coating, either clear or slightly tinted, added to the surface of a printed sheet. Varnish, dull or gloss, may be added to the entire sheet or just to certain spots, such as over halftones.
The shiny coating that must be applied, principally to covers, to protect printed material on a slick-finish paper stock from smearing. Varnishing is a separate printing task and adds to the time (for application and drying) and cost of printing.
A thin, protective coating applied to a printed sheet for protection or appearance. Available in either gloss or dull finish.
Inpigmented binder-solvent solution that is converted to a transparent or translucent solid film after application as a thin layer. Varnish is pplied to protect or decorate a surface. Syn. Clearcoat
A clear protective coating, usually glossy, applied to a printed we in-line on a label press just prior to die cutting.
A product that seals paint or other substrate s for protection, giving either a matt, satin or gloss finish. Humbrol Matt cote, Satin cote and Gloss cote are all examples. See also the Humbrol products section.
Baked on oil and grease.
A coating added on top of paper to serve as protection, add a finish, or add a tinge of colour. Varnishes are very effective in adding emphasis or eye-appeal to printed material. VersionCue Â— A piece of software that is provided with Adobeâ€™s CS software, that assists in integrating projects created using PhotoShop, Illustrator, GoLive, Acrobat and InDesign.
The coating, covering, or applied to an object - or protective surface material.
A liquid preparation that dries to a hard lustrous coating.
A thin coating material that may be one or two package in nature and often contain solvents.
A coating added on top of paper to serve as protection, add a finish, or add a tinge of color. Varnishes are very effective in adding emphasis or eye-appeal to printed material. A flood varnish is applied to the entire page; a spot varnish is applied only to selected image areas and requires a printing plate to apply.
a liquid when applied to wood that forms a protective coating
A liquid preparation which, when spread upon a surface, dries forming a hard, lustrous coating. site designed and hosted by knick.net MUSEUM LESSONS
Any homogeneous transparent or translucent liquid, which when applied as a thin film, dries on exposure to air to a hard film giving a decorative and protective coating to the surface which it is applied.
Transparent coating applied for protection or effect.
A thin, protective coating applied to a printed sheet. This coating can be used for protection or appearance and special effects.
Solvent based COATING that is applied to a printed sheet to protect the ink against scratching and scuffing and to slightly enhance the overall appearance by providing a trace sheen to the finished piece. Varnish is the least durable and least expensive type of press applied protective coating.
A chemical coating applied to many magnetic components that prevents rust in iron based cores, bonds coil to core and core pieces together to reduce audible noise and vibration. Many varnish chemistries are available, solvent based, pre-catalyzed polyester and epoxy.
a clear liquid applied to the printed surfaces for looks and protection. Can be flood (entire page) or spot (specific areas of the page).
A thin, insoluble, nonwipeable film occurring on interior engine parts. Can cause sticking and malfunction of close-clearance moving parts. Called lacquer in diesel engines.
An aqueous solution that forms a barrier and coating over printed material. Also know as a clear coat.
A clear coating that protects paper and inks from scuffs. Frequently glossy, varnishes also come as dulls or textures.
A clear coating added to printed material as a protective layer for improved scuff resistance and usually higher gloss.
Clear protective coating applied to the metal Varnish types include gloss, matte, and stipple.
Print surface finish for either label print or paper parts, e.g. gloss or matt.
An applied surface film, usually of a transparent, cloudless resin. It imparts an even gloss to the surface, wetting the paint, and providing protection for it.
A finish that is meant to protect the wood and provide some darker finish
A printed coating applied over a printed sheet to add gloss and protection. A dull varnish can also be used for special effects.
Liquid applied as a coating for protection and appearance.
A clear coating applied for protection or design over a printed piece. It can be applied over the entire piece (flood varnish) or selected areas of the piece (spot varnish). Varnish comes in both gloss and dull finishes.
A hard, clear wood finish.
Transparent liquid to give decorative and protective coating. Applied as thin film. (see Varnish Characteristics.)
A hard, transparent coating used to protect the cabinet surface.
A liquid composition that is converted to a transparent solid film after being applied in a thin layer.
A clear shiny ink used to add gloss to printed pieces. The primary component of the ink vehicle. Reference, vehicle.
A liquid, often a solution of resin in a solvent, applied to a surface to form a transparent protective coat. See copal, dammar and mastic.
Thin, protective coating applied to a printed sheet of paper for protection or improved appearance.
A clear liquid applied to printed surfaces for looks and protection. (UV coating looks better.)
A coating applied over a printed piece that gives it surface protection against wear. It can also be used to highlight an area for special emphasis. Varnishes come in either glossy or dull finishes.
Clear lacquer coating used to protect or enhance color printing. Can be used when heatseal coating is not required such on insert cards
Thin, protective coating applied to a printed sheet for protection, appearance or to prevent fingerprinting.
A clear, thin coating applied like ink on press for appearance and protection. For uncoated papers, it is used for protection only, as it does not add a glossy surface. On coated paper, it imparts a glossy surface. It can be tinted with color for a special effect.
A resin solution applied as a protective coat over a painting.
a liquid used to finish wood which dries like paint
A clear coating for wood. Available in many different shades and compositions, but all designed to protect the wood to some degree, whilst keeping the grain visible.
A thin protective coating applied like an ink on printed material. It is used on glossy papers to protect against dirt and damage.
A clear protective top coat applied to a finished surface.
This is used as a protective coating. It consists of a resin dissolved in a medium. It can also carry the pigment and hence act as paint.
A colorless coating that protects a surface without hiding its appearance.
A thin, protective coating applied to a printed sheet for protection or appearance. Also, in inkmaking, it can be all or part of the ink vehicle.
A transparent solution mixed with ink or printed over ink to produce a glossy surface finish.
A thin gloss or matte coating applies to a printed sheet for special effect or protection of the image below. BACK TO THE TOP
Term applied to the residue formed when gasoline gets old and stale.
Clear liquid applied like ink to paper on press to protect and enhance underlying printing.
A clear liquid applied like ink on the press for enhancement and protection.
You can varnish a paper project after printing to produce several effects - glossy or matte - to give a desired look.
A thickened preparation of drying oil or drying oil and resin suitable for spreading on surfaces to form continuous, transparent coatings, or for mixing with pigments to make enamels
Coating applied to give a smooth glossy or matte finish.
A finish that contains either natural or synthetic oils that are refined by boiling and cooking with the addition of dryers. Slow to cure, but can be accelerated by the addition of heat. When used as a sealer, it is often burnished with a buffer and pads, the friction of hich accelerates the curing process.Ambers well,somewhat stain and spot resistant,but may be scratched easiy when new due to slow curing time. Dries to tack free in 24-48 hours, reaching full cure in 30-60 days.
A mixture of binder and thinner in a clear or coloured liquid which forms a transparent film on drying.
A coating applied over the surface of an acrylic painting, which protects from dust and fading. A varnish must be applied after an acrylic painting is dry, at most a couple of days.
The traditional top coat used in decorative painting, consisting of an oil-based paint with a solvent and an oxidizing or evaporating binder, which leaves behind a thin, hard film.
Clear or pigmented coatings formulated with various resins and designed to dry by chemical reaction on exposure to air. These coatings are intended to provide a durable transparent or translucent solid protective film.
Any homogenous transparent or translucent liquid which, when applied as a thin film, hardens upon exposure to air or heat; or by evaporation, oxidation or polymerization; or a combination of these to form a continuous film that imparts protective or decorative properties.
Resins in oil or solvent, used primarily for protecting the surface of the painting.
a clear, liquid coating, either matte or glossy, that is applied to a printed product for protection and appearance.
A colorless, clear, resinous product dissolved in oil, alcohol, or a number of volatile liquids, applied to wood to provide a hard, glossy, protective, film.
A preparation containing resinous matter dissolved in oil or alcohol. A thin coat of varnish on a print becomes oxidized and forms a film over the surface. Gravure can be varnished to deepen the density of the image and increase gloss. Offset varnishes, mastic and dammar, can be used either sprayed or rolled. The plate mark can be masked with masking paper so that the varnish is applied only to the image area. Varnish can be tinted with coloured inks.
A protective coating applied to finished oil or acrylic paintings.
a thin film deposit resulting from the oxidation and polymerization of fuels and lubricants. Similar to but softer than lacquer, and not removable by mechanical wiping.
Over-lacquer. A solution or suspension of one or more materials forming a protective or decorative film by oxidation, polymerization, or evaporation.
Transparent liquid that dries on exposure to air to give a decorative and protective coating when applied as a thin film.
Generally, a more or less transparent film-forming liquid that dries into a solid film, thus protecting what is underneath.
A solution that leaves a thin layer of protection on the wood after curing.
Enamel with added pigment that results in a colored, opaque finish that is hard, durable and waterproof.
To apply oil, synthetic, spirit, cellulose or water varnish to printed matter by hand or machine to enhance its appearance or to increase its durability.
High-fiction coating applied as a gloss over minor details in personal nautical recollections to improve their audience-holding capacity over frequent retellings.
A liquid composition that dries to form a transparent or translucent finish.
A variety of waterproof finishes used to protect wood trim, furniture, and floors. Varnish is made from resin and sometimes includes a drying oil to speed the setting and hardening process.
A solution of resinous matter in an oil or a volatile liquid. When applied to a surface, it dries transparent, hard and glossy, protecting the surface from air and moisture.
Wood-finishing material of gum dissolved in linseed oil, applied in films or skins, by brush or spray, to protect and beatify wood surfaces.
A dark shiny coating on stones in deserts, probably composed of compounds of iron and manganese (cf. DESERT VARNISH)
A clear liquid coating applied to a printed sheet to add gloss
When applied to lubrication, a thin, insoluble, nonwipeable film deposit occurring on interior parts, resulting from the oxidation and polymerization of fuels and lubricants. Can cause sticking and malfunction of close-clearance moving parts. Similar to, but softer, than lacquer.
Substance made of gum or sap dissolved in linseed oil, used to finish wood. Usually applied in a thin film, it protects and enhances the beauty of the wood.
A hard, clear finish for wood.
Transparent, oil or spirit-based liquid giving a hard, clear surface layer. Expensive furniture may have ten or more layers of resin dissolved in spirit, each coat being dried and polished before the next application. Cheaper furniture may have only two or three coats, with no polishing in between. Varnishing was used from the late 17thC while french polishing appeared about 1820. Today, varnish has been largely superseded by polyurethane lacquer and cellulose finishes. Oil-based varnish is used for pictures.
(See "Extender") 1) Transparent material that is printed or coated over a print. 2) A medium in which pigment may be ground to make an ink. 3) A material that may be added to an ink to increase its transparency.
Varnish is a transparent, hard, protective finish or film primarily used in wood finishing but also for other materials. Varnish is traditionally a combination of a drying oil, a resin, and a thinner or solvent. Varnish finishes are usually glossy but may be designed to produce satin or semi-gloss sheens by the addition of "flatting" agents.