A book can just be a plain old book. But it can also be something much more special, and it all starts with its appearance, which is achieved with different post-production techniques.

Find out all about our post-production options and use them with confidence. You can also ask advice about different materials – the range of choices is wider than most realize.


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Foil stamp

The item is decorated with elegant, luxuriant-looking text and images with a metallic shine. The colours we use are mainly different tones of gold, silver and bronze. There are not many colours available to choose from in foil printing, although the main tones are in the catalogue.

UV-spot varnish, UV varnish, water-based varnish

Partial or total protection of the book’s cover or other surface of the printed item can be effectively achieved with a lacquer. There are glossy, matte, and structural options to choose from.


Makes covers more resistant to the passage of time. Laminates can have a glossy, matte, scratch-resistant matte, or velvet finish.

Embossed printing

A striking relief technique which lifts the text or design element above the surface or presses it into the surface material. Foil can be used with embossing. Embossing without foil is called blind stamping.

Silk-screen printing

A printing technique which is used on materials where offset printing isn’t possible (cloth, vinyl covers, binding cardboard).

Die cutting

This allows special edges or cut-out designs to be cut into the pages. For instance, the cover or first pages can be cut out to reveal the pages beneath.


We use colours mixed from 14 component base colours in the PANTONE catalogue. This allows us to offer a wider colour palette than classic 4-colour printing: when spot-colouring, many tones are more even and brilliant.

Stickers, interior and on the cover

Creates an effective contrast with different surfaces. Frequently used in the design of art books and on cloth covers.


A useful and value-adding accessory to hard cover books and calendar books. Different options are available for the colour, texture, and width of the ribbon.

Almost all these techniques can be combined.