Paper with an outer layer of coating applied to one or both sides. It is used to enhance quality and printability. This coating allows the paper to be printed without significant ink absorption. This lack of absorption assures that the ink doesn't run or spread and cause blurriness or lack of contrast, which can be especially important for recreating sharp, bright printed images, black and white halftones and four-color process images. The smooth surface of coated papers also helps to reflect light evenly.
"Coated" or "glossy" stock refers to paper that has a slick finish on it. We can ink-jet address on most coated stocks by using our ink-drying equipment mounted on-line with our ink-jets. Unless you are using a paper that you have used successfully in the past, it is a good idea to get us some sample sheets that we can test before you proceed with printing. Back
Paper having a coating that produces a smooth, shiny surface, usually reserved for covers. Also see Varnish.
A paper that has a shiny coating giving the appearance of a smoother brighter finish.
Any paper that is coated after the paper manufacturing, giving the paper a smooth finish
To enhance quality and printability most paper used in full color printing is "coated". This coating allows the paper to be printed without significant ink absorption. This lack of absorption assures that the ink doesn't run or spread and cause blurriness or lack of contrast.
Paper that has been coated so that it has a smooth and glossy finish. Contributed by: MarcommWise Staff
A printing paper or card manufactured with a transparent, smooth layer added to one or both sides that changes the look of the final printing. Coatings are normally defined as gloss, semi-gloss or matte surfaces.
is any paper that has a mineral coating applied after the paper is made, giving the paper a smoother finish. ( see also cast-coating, clay, dot gain, dull coated, four-color process gloss, halftone, ink holdout, matte coated, off-machine coating)
Paper that has a chemical finish applied after sheet-formation. The finish may be glossy or matte.