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Coatings are a great way to both protect and enhance your project. By having a coating applied to your project, you can provide protection from moisture, scuffing, scratching and the dreaded finger prints. Here at Concorde, we offer multiple types of coating, to ensure your project has the touch it needs to withstand normal functions and life. When browsing our coating selection, make sure to consider how your project will be used and who will be handling it.

UV Coating

UV Coating is a clear glossy coating applied over a printed paper’s surface and cured on a special machine using ultraviolet light. It protects against scratches and fingerprints, while enhancing the brilliance of printed colors. UV Coating is recommended for pieces that will be handled frequently such as folders and book covers.

Aqueous Coating

Aqueous coating is a water based, protective coating that is applied while the paper stock is on press. This water-based finish dries quickly and provides a gloss surface, which protects the piece from smudges, dirt and fingerprints. Usually aqueous coating is applied to brochures, postcards and flyers.


Varnish is a clear coating in either gloss, satin or matte, which is applied when the paper is on press. It can be applied over the entire sheet or as a “spot varnish”, where specific areas are highlighted. Varnish is great for highlighting specific areas and adding shine to important elements.

Soft Feel® Coating

Soft Feel Coating is a coating that creates a velvety texture when applied. It helps the paper become “soft” to the touch and increases the tactile appeal; it creates a softer look and feel on printed materials than either aqueous or UV coating, while still creating a fingerprint resistant. Luxurious and sophisticated are words often used to describe the effect Soft Feel coating produces.

Something Else in mind?

While Concorde offers a variety of options for coatings, we realize that some projects require something different. That’s where our print specialists come in handy. They’ll be able to discuss the type of coating you’ll need and help you begin the printing process.


Real Estate Agents

Help your clients stay organized during the process of selling or buying their home. With coated presentation folders, you’ll be able to give clients the chance to keep all their important papers and documents organized, while maintaining a professional image.

Business Cards 

Highlight logos and important information with the use of spot Varnishes to ensure your brand will never be forgotten.

Manual Book Covers

Books, especially manuals, are constantly being handle and exposed to harsh conditions. Protect your manuals against scratches and liquid with the use of a UV Coating.

Marketing Collateral

Digital Printing is great for printing out marketing collateral for upcoming events. Non profit fundraisers, walks, and other big events benefit greatly from printed brochures, flyers and direct marketing pieces.

HR & Training workbooks

With both color and black and white printers, digital printing allows the chance to create personalized workbooks for your company. Besides workbooks, you can print out other important training manuals.

Restaurant Menus & Promotions

Digital printing allows restaurants to have fun and design their own custom branded menu and restaurant marketing collateral. We can print a variety of sizes and finish the project with lamination to ensure your restaurant looks top notch.

Chicago’s Paper Coating Experts

We didn’t become one of the best printers overnight, so we understand the importance of quality customer service and production results. Our business is based on responding to the needs of tight production schedules and creative requests, so we’re flexible in our approach and can easily guide you along the way. With our team of production specialists and printers, we are prepared to work with you through any project request.

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