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Satin Finish

What is a Satin Finish?

A Satin Finish is a smooth, slightly shiny coating applied to printed materials.

It’s not as shiny as full gloss, yet it offers more sheen than a matte finish, making it an excellent choice for those who seek a sophisticated, understated luster. This type of finish can enhance the vibrancy of colors without the intense reflectivity associated with glossier options, making it ideal for business cards, brochures, and photo prints where you want details to pop but not be overwhelming. Satin finishes are particularly popular in advertising materials where readability is crucial alongside visual appeal. Brands often prefer this finish because it resists fingerprints and smudges better than its glossier counterparts while providing a professional look that stands out subtly.

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