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Breit Technologies, INX International Offer Soft Touch Tactile Coating Matte Finish

OVERLAND PARK, KSBreit Technologies LLC has created a consistent and highly durable matte finish, without the use of troublesome costly matte UV coatings. By utilizing a special matte Cast and Cure™ film in combination with traditional gloss UV coatings in selective locations, it allows for unique matte/gloss combinations that still provide consistent rub protection and co-efficient of friction (COF) stability achieved with UV gloss varnishes. 

INX Internationalis collaborating with Breit in the endeavor. This process creates the highly desirable soft touch tactile feel with the visual matte finish desired to give a full sensory combination to attract consumers, with the durability of a gloss UV coating. This new soft touch combination is highly durable when compared to traditional soft touch applications and provides mar and scuff resistance that is traditionally unavailable through current methods (lamination and water based coatings).  The soft touch feel can be manipulated by varying the chemical composition of the coating and coating weight.

Cast and Cure is a decorative coating process that enhances the traditional varnishing process by “casting” a matte, “press polished”, or holographic image into the surface of the varnish. This micro embossing technique allows for the application of light refracting surface manipulation to printed materials at a significantly reduced cost compared to traditional applications (holographic lamination or hot/cold foil). Cast and Cure is also a fully sustainable process providing designers a broad pallet of decorating options while maintaining the environmental consciousness needed in today’s world.