Custom Soft Touch Finish & Laminating

The soft touch finish is widely used for high-end matte black or red cosmetic paper boxes and rigid boxes because of its scuff-resistance characteristic.

Characteristics of Soft Touch

There are usually 3 ways to add the soft touch finish to your custom printed packaging box, and they are soft touch laminating, soft touch coating and soft touch paper. At Packaging Empire, we adopt the laminating method, because it has the gorgeous soft touch effect while being cost effective.

What Is Soft Touch Laminating?

For the soft touch laminating, it combines the softness of a rose petal with the strength of the matte laminating. While the process is verysimilar to the ordinary glossy laminating and matte laminating, what makes it special is the BOPP film used.


Bioriented Polypropylene film (BOPP) is a soft touch textured film with a unique tactile finish and an extra matte look. This is a 1.4 mil matte thermal laminating film. The matte side has an excellent velvet effect as well as a high dyne level to improve the printing quality. This is the first film with tactile properties in history and presents a pleasant and intense velvety effect very similar to the peach skin. It is an exceptional finish for paper boxes in search of a touch distinction. This film is printable, glueable and stampable. It has been widely used in the custom luxury packaging boxes as well as for high-end book covers, packing prototypes, corporate brochures, product branding as well as a variety of other custom graphic solutions.

Benefits of Soft Touch Finish

The advantages of the soft touch lamination:

A strong velvet effect and luxury feel for your custom cosmetic packaging boxes

A special and elegant matte effect

Anti-scuff, anti-scratch properties to protect your custom matte black boxes

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