How do I do this?

 

Varnish

 

Posted: 18 October 2010

 
The ink selection menu contains a check box for "Varnish". How do I enable it or turn it on?

. . . . .  Gary

 
If Varnish is disabled, it means your paper selection is uncoated. The program allows varnish to only be applied to coated paper.

. . . . .  Hal Heindel

 
Hal, In this instance, I'm using an uncoated cover. So I'll just treat the varnish as another color ink. The majority of business cards I am getting these days from Designers is calling for heavy solid ink coverage on the back. And the designers are asking for a protective varnish to minimize rub off. Thanks for the help.

. . . . .  Gary

 
Hi Gary, Why doesn't that surprise me! One of the last orders I refused to accept when I still had the print shop was for letterheads that the designer felt needed full bleed Warm Red ink coverage on the back! They had the letterheads printed anyway, by someone else. Last I heard they were still picking sheets off the drum of their Xerox Copier.

. . . . .  Hal Heindel

 
Hi Hal, I am sure I have seen this somewhere so excuse me for asking if it's obvious. How do I set up varnish. ie: Pricing 8pp A4 brochure 4c 300gm Silk and need to varnish each side (what the Customer wants). It's just that MF has added four printing plates on to the price, so is there an option to turn off the plate option for varnishing? Usually use an old plate anyway.

. . . . .  Pop

 
I see what you mean by using an old plate if you're not spot varnishing. Because MF will always add a plate either way, you would have to delete the plate cost by making a manual price adjustment either in the estimate or on the order.

. . . . .  Hal Heindel