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Aqueous flood coatings

From: Print Production Essentials: Spot Colors and Varnish

Video: Aqueous flood coatings

The aqueous coating has been applied just to half of the ink area. And this is just to you can compare the look of just the ink by itself with this aqueous coating. Even though it's just covering part of it, this is not usually applied as a spot coating. This is just to show what happens when you apply what's called a flood coating. And the nice thing about that is that you can add shine, there are times when this is helpful if you want to protect certain inks especially on pieces that are going to be handled a lot, like pieces that are going to be mailed.

Aqueous flood coatings

The aqueous coating has been applied just to half of the ink area. And this is just to you can compare the look of just the ink by itself with this aqueous coating. Even though it's just covering part of it, this is not usually applied as a spot coating. This is just to show what happens when you apply what's called a flood coating. And the nice thing about that is that you can add shine, there are times when this is helpful if you want to protect certain inks especially on pieces that are going to be handled a lot, like pieces that are going to be mailed.

But also this is applied in line so, it's not something that takes a separate process, it's something that happens on press. So, you can have both gloss and matte aqueous coatings. Most of the time people opt for the gloss, but it's very easy to apply. It adds a little bit of shine to the job, and again, it can also offer some protection, to the final printed piece.

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  1. 2m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 31s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      33s
    3. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 19m 15s
    1. Why spot colors are necessary
      2m 32s
    2. Examples of spot color impact
      1m 45s
    3. Spot or process: Making the decision
      5m 31s
    4. Choosing a spot color
      4m 11s
    5. About the new Pantone Plus color system
      5m 16s
  3. 13m 23s
    1. How spot color inks are created
      6m 8s
    2. Considerations when using certain spot colors
      2m 35s
    3. Effects of stock on color
      2m 6s
    4. Proofing spot and special-mix colors before printing
      1m 0s
    5. Spot colors and digital printing
      1m 34s
  4. 5m 5s
    1. How spot varnishes can enhance a project
      1m 10s
    2. How varnishes, inks, and substrate interact
      2m 30s
    3. Combining different types of varnish to add dimensions
      35s
    4. Aqueous flood coatings
      50s
  5. 28m 26s
    1. Creating a multitone image (duotone and tritone)
      10m 59s
    2. Creating a simple spot color channel
      6m 30s
    3. Creating a touch plate to enhance a color image
      7m 25s
    4. Creating a spot varnish
      3m 32s
  6. 23m 14s
    1. Adding Pantone color swatches
      5m 18s
    2. Using Overprint Preview to proof the display of spot color transparency
      2m 58s
    3. 3D shading: Preview with overprint on
      2m 22s
    4. Converting spot colors to process
      3m 11s
    5. Creating a varnish
      5m 52s
    6. Creating spot gradients
      3m 33s
  7. 17m 44s
    1. Importing art containing spot color content and resolving issues with Ink Manager
      4m 28s
    2. Using Overprint Preview to proof the display of spot color transparency
      2m 30s
    3. Converting spot colors to process
      2m 29s
    4. Creating a spot varnish
      5m 35s
    5. Creating and using mixed inks
      2m 42s
  8. 7m 10s
    1. Examining with Output Preview
      4m 11s
    2. Using preflight profiles
      2m 59s
  9. 1m 9s
    1. What I hope you've learned in this course
      51s
    2. Next steps
      18s

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