Soft touch for luxurious Yearbook cover

Designers get excited when new finishes and textures are introduced to the printing world especially when producing a unique yearbook cover. It gives us choice and flexibility in delivering print outcomes to exceed expectations. Soft touch or “velvet” touch laminate has recently become more widely available due to advances in print technology making it affordable. It is a plastic film applied to the paper stock, adding a layer of protection with a velvety smooth finish. This high-end finish feels so luxurious and is very durable and scuff-resistant so is perfect for book covers. We were eager to see the soft touch yearbook cover we designed.

Gold foil  for premium look


Mela Creative has been designing and print managing a school yearbook called Lumen for a prominent independent boys’ school in Sydney’s Inner West for a number of years. The 2017 issue boasted the new soft touch laminate which when combined with hot stamp gold foil gave the Lumen a highly premium look.

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