Aqueous Coating

A coating used to protect an entire print (full coverage). Choose from a range of finishes, including matte, semigloss, gloss, and soft touch.

What is aqueous coating?

Best for full coverage coating that’s less likely to crack than UV coatings. For spot applications, UV coating is the only choice.

Aqueous is typically used for its functionality. For example, it can prevent ink rub and scratches, and can be FDA-approved for contact with food.

Why choose it?

  • More economical than UV coating

  • Protects material from scuffs and scratches

  • Can prevent ink rub

  • Water-based coating, not oil-based like UV coating

  • Can fit within FDA regulations for dry and/or wet greasy food contact

Why not choose it?

  • Spot coating is not available

  • Air dries, no additional energy required

Examples of items that use aqueous coating