Custom Aqueous Coating

Packaging Empire also supplies custom paper printed box, corrugated printed box and custom paper bag with the aqueous coating.

Aqueous Coating, also referred to as the AQ coating, is a water based coating applied on the print surface. Like the varnish coating, it protects the print surface from rough-handling and scuffing.

The AQ coating is usually applied on all over the box printing surface, offering better protection than gloss varnishing. 

Characteristics of AQ Coating

The Aqueous coating dries immediately on the production line, thus shortening the turnaround time. It can help hide the surface flaws and roughness in the blank areas of cheap papers.

Beside the print protection, the Aqueous coating has also some special characteristics:


  • More environment friendly than the varnishing
  • Does not turn yellow. Even after years, the box color printing remains vivid
  • Fast drying to reduce the production turnaround time
Gloss AQ Coating Paper Printed Box

Gloss AQ Coating Paper Printed Box

Matt Aqueous Coating

The matte AQ coating gives the paper printed box a matte look outside. It is like the matt varnishing, which softens and flattens the images slightly and adds the luxury look and feel.

Matt AQ Coating Paper Printed Box

Matt AQ Coating Paper Printed Box

The matt black corrugated printed box is covered in a soft touch aqueous coating, with a high-gloss spot UV applied on the radio itself, as well as a few specified areas such as the side of the box.

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