The cover is the part most exposed to possible friction and dirt. To take into account its initial state and avoid its deterioration, a good option is to laminate it. On the web we offer 4 different types of plastic, all protected, but each has different aesthetic qualities. Below we explain the most relevant of each finish.
– The plasticized gloss, the soft shine, the brightness and the saturation of tones. It gives a greater sensation of light to the images. Its use is usual in magazines and landscape photos.
– Matte plastic, provides a smooth finish and eliminates most gloss. Giving a serene appearance. Its use is usual in covers of catalogs, books and cards. It is the most used.
– Matte anti-fingerprint plastic, provides extra protection, supports better friction and traces of the grease of the hands. Its use is usual, on covers of catalogs, books and cards.
– The silk lamination is the most exclusive of all we offer. It is a plastic companion, which conveys a velvety sensation to the touch. Ideal for cards.

Before recommending custom paper types to each finish, we would like to remind you of the relevance that this will have on your design. At CG printing we believe in your project and only use the highest quality papers. Next, we give you some brief indications about the most common uses of each type of paper.
The paper most used for softcover covers is the semi-matt couché, between 300 and 350 grms. We recommend plasticizing, to avoid deterioration due to use and increase its durability.
For hard cover bindings, we recommend a semi-matt couché between 150 and 170 grms. We recommend plasticizing.
Regarding the grammages of cover for catalogs and magazines, you can choose between the options that are offered in the menu, the thickness of the paper can be the same as the interior or different. We will also choose in this case the type of paper that interests us, it is advisable to choose the gloss or matt couché, as these are the ones with the best print quality, with the recommendation to laminate them.
Depending on the type of work, you can choose different types of paper, but matte and gloss coated papers are the most common and economic, for black and white reading books, paper or offset offset, are the most appropriate. The available paper thicknesses vary from 90 g to 170 g, the most used are 135 or 150 g. The smaller the book, the thinner the thickness of the paper must be, in order to facilitate the leafing through of the book.

On the web, it has the most used sizes for books, magazines, brochure, flyer, etc. The first measure always indicates the width and the second the height. If you need a different size than the standard ones of the web, you just have to choose the one that is closest superior, for example: the size of your book is 160 x 220 mm., This size exceeds the standard of 148 x 210 mm ., but it does not reach 170 x 240 mm. which is the next higher, therefore we will choose the latter, 170 x 240 mm. In this case, you must indicate it to us and send us the document to which you wish to print.

The largest size we have is 12 x 18 inches (30.48 x 45.72 cm) leaving 5 millimeters of the edges as the margin of printing.

By recommendation are the chromacote paper and the brilliant 300 gr couche.

Its life time is extended more when it is laminated and it is left a minimum of 3 mm overflow so that nothing happens to it if it gets wet

In stock we have sundance, rives cream and white, white and cream cartonboard.

The standard size is 1/4 letter and half letter.

We use the measure of 10 x 14 cm in general.

Normally the small one is of 8.5 to 10 cm and the big one is of 29 cm maximum.

It depends on the length of the embroidery and the amount of garments.
It may take from 1 to 7 business days after the client’s approval.

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