Step 3: Choose Varnish / Lamination

The inks that we use are highly durable. For this reason, it is often possible to avoid using varnish and lamination entirely. However, customers looking for food labels, cosmetic labels, and other special applications should consider the options below.

Standard Varnish

After the label is printed, a thin layer of varnish is applied on top. It dries, leaving a glossy or matte protective coat. This is the most cost-effective option for labels that need to last for a long time but will not be subjected to major wear and tear.

UV Varnish

The application process is similar to that of standard varnish. However, UV varnish is cured using an ultraviolet light source. This process produces a more resistant coat.


An adhesive plastic film is applied on top of the label. This layer can withstand scratches, water, and even chemicals such as alcohol.