When you think about having a box for your product, the first thing that comes to your mind is regular printing. You think of a design, choose the paper, and you have the freedom to print any color on your boxes.
And that’s already fantastic. Being able to bring to reality a box that you’ve imagined is one of the perks of the printing technology we have now.
But you can take your packaging a step further with different extras. Besides regular color printing, there are several creative touches you can give to your boxes.
Today we’re going to talk about Spot Gloss Coating. Spot Gloss is one of the techniques that add instant finesse to any box. Looking spectacular on any color, spot gloss boxes are ideal if you want a luxurious presence.
Let’s learn more about Spot Gloss.
1. What Is Spot Gloss
Spot Gloss coating is a post-print technique that adds a layer of gloss coating to a specific area of your box. That area will pop off the paperboard with a glossy finish.
It creates a strong contrast with the rest of the paperboard, where the coating is not applied.
Minimalist Spot Gloss Approach
The letter D is added with Spot Gloss for a minimalist look.
Detailed Spot Gloss Approach
An intricate pattern decorated with Spot Gloss coating
2. Features & Benefits of Spot Gloss Boxes
Striking look & textured feeling
The number one thing we love about Spot Gloss boxes is they look so dramatic. The areas where Spot Gloss is applied look like miniature sculptures. The effect is very luxurious no matter the color of your box.
When touched, spot gloss boxes have a tactile texture that encourages customers to interact with the product.
Less scratches and fingerprints
The Spot Gloss coating makes your box stronger and protects it against fingerprints and moisture.
Plus, it also adds protection against scuffing and scratches, because the colors are “sealed in” by the coating.
Add foil stamping, emboss and deboss
Spot Gloss doesn’t interfere with other add-ons like foil stamping, embossing, debossing or cuouts. You can combine them in various ways to add more dimension to your box. The perfume box on the right is a matte box with spot gloss coating and silver foil stamping.
Spot Gloss boxes are nature-friendly
UV coatings don’t have solvents or other volatile compounds, so the paper can be recycled just like any other paper. The inks we use at YourBoxSolution are also Organic Certified Inks. Read more about our sustainability efforts.
3. Preparing Your Artwork For Spot Gloss
If you’re settled to get spot gloss boxes, you’ll be happy to hear there’s nothing complicated when it comes to designing them.
Compared to a regular box, there’s only one extra step you need to do, and it’s a very simple one.
Here’s how the process works:
Step 1. Choose Your Box
Start by picking a blank design template from our free dies library. If you need a custom box, we can create one with your exact specifications for a one-time fee.
When your art is ready, reach out to the box expert that helped with the quote and place your order with them. They will enter your order in the system based on your specific requirements.
Once your order enters our system, you can log in to the administration panel to oversee the process. The proofing process is included for free and all payments go through our secured payment processor, Authorize.net.
After you’ve approved your proof(s) and payment is made, you’re automatically notified via email when your order enters the production queue.
Ready To Impress?
There are many ways you can add elegance and a luxury touch to your boxes. Besides Spot Gloss boxes, you can go with foil stamping, embossing, debossing, metallic print, and more.
With YourBoxSolution impactful packaging doesn’t cost you a fortune. That’s the difference between us industrial-scale manufacturers. We’re dedicated to offering affordable packaging solutions and supporting local businesses.
If you’re ready to get your Spot Gloss boxes, get in touch for a quote today. We’ll help you upgrade your packaging.