PRINT FINISHING SERVICES

At R Howard, we offer a wide range of specialised finishing services including window patching, die cutting, foiling and embossing.

We can provide a wide range of specialist print finishing services to any printed product or carton. These include Foil Blocking, embossing, Die Cutting, Windowing, and Spot UV.

In addition to our diverse printing capabilities, we also have all the necessary machinery and skills to finish all of our projects with a little extra flair. Our state of the art facilities and finishing techniques provide you with eye catching print solutions. We have a dedicated team with extensive knowledge, experience and creativity to help you create an impact and produce results. This is a huge advantage to the overall look and finish to a product. Our philosophy is to add value to the product in order to improve its sales. To get this, we offer a few series of special finishes which will awake all the five senses of the consumer. We offer the possibility to create a more attractive pack whether it is high or bas-relief, printing in different colors, placing a window so that the product can be seen, polyester rolling, mate-gloss-soft touch coating or textures on the cardboard.

FOILING

Hot foil stamping is a finishing method used to give texts and patterns an eye-catching appearance. The foil can have a glossy or matt finish with a coloured, metallic or holographic appearance. The size of the area that can be covered varies from very small details, such as letters, to large, solid areas.

FOLDING

We have multi format machines, which allow us to carry out any kind of folding- gluing of folding carton boxes in a perfectly controlled way; with disk-glue application, injectors, with ecological adhesives, and depending on the supports, with water and hot glue base. Additionally, our machines are equipped with plasma equipments for supports which are not easily folded. They are also equipped with a security system similar to the binary bar code scanners which guarantee no mix (crossed contamination).

DIE-CUTTING

The efficiency of our automatic die-cut lines allows us to make at the same time, depending on the design, reliefs and nailings which might improve the look of the final product. This makes the later folding process mechanically impeccable. Our machines can be adapted to all kinds of folding carton boxes with different setting possibilities.

WINDOWING

Our window applicator applies windows to folding cartons with extraordinary speed and precision. We produces a full range of window sizes to folding cartons our  quality is improved by reduced handling and the use of fast setting glue eliminates window stickers. Also, our system applies the adhesive to the window, not the folded carton, thereby effectively reducing adhesive application speed and eliminating problems associated with dust build-up, misfeeding of cartons and other commonly occurring problems with traditional window systems.

SPOT UV VARNISH

Spot UV involves applying a varnish to a specific area of a design, such as a logo or part of an image. The varnish gives the area a shiny gloss appearance, while enriching the colour underneath. It adds a premium finish that has multi-sensory impact. The benefits of spot UV is it adds a quality, high visual impact result that will make your product stand out. Popular products include: stationery, packaging, brochure covers, folders and any bespoke products you may have in mind.

QUALITY CONTROL

All the production processes are revised by the quality department, and only after its approval the product can be taken to the next process. This revision is carried out a second time at the end of the production cycle in order to guarantee that the product completely meets the requirements of the customer. In Leca, the implication for quality goes beyond the rigorous fulfilling of its requirements and gets to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), which certify good practices in the manufacturing process. The commitment of all the staff with quality leads to the Lean Manufacturing, a tool which allows a continuous improvement in our processes.