What are the different coating options?

We currently offer three types of coating for our print products: matte, gloss, and UV coating.

Matte Coating

This type of coating is a flat satin finish that results in minimal to no glare. The design will appear smoother compared to an uncoated finish. We recommend using this coating for your printed designs if you want a stylish and softer look on the colors. They are great for designs with a more subdued color palette. This coating does let you write on your print materials using ballpoint pens or Sharpies, but for best writability, choose uncoated. It is often used for a flat look on business cards and postcards.

Gloss Coating

Gloss coating adds shine to your printed material. It increases the saturation and depth of the colors, providing a higher contrast in your designs. This distinct characteristic of gloss coating makes it ideal for bright and vibrant designs. Gloss coating also makes your printed material durable and resistant to dust and moisture.

UV Coating

As the name implies, UV coating is a highly glossy coating that is applied by using ultraviolet (UV) light. If you want to make your colors “pop” by giving your design an eye-catching and vibrant look, then this coating is perfect for your print materials. Aside from that, UV coating provides an added layer of durability to our print products due to its added thickness and abrasion resistance. These characteristics make UV coating perfect for distributed marketing materials, such as brochures and flyers.


As the name implies, this option will not have any coating. This is the best option if you want to be able to write on your print materials.