Covers and inserts

Covers are the first thing that attracts the attention of a book, notebook or magazine. And they don’t just work as a purchase driver on a visual level. Touch, weight or even smell can be differentiating elements that capture the future reader. Grifoll specializes in printing on special materials applying inks, varnishes and finishes that add value to publishing products.

Difference between cover and insert

Another differentiating element is the insert. The insert is a page or set of pages within the publication. They are generally used as an advertising medium or to improve the reader’s experience by making it more interactive. When developing a cover or an insert, we can choose between various materials and finishes.

Cover materials

The material of a cover or an insert is generally different from the rest of the publication. The most used materials are divided into two large families: paper and plastic.

  • Paper covers: can be papers of different thicknesses, cardstock or even cardboard.
  • Plastic covers: in white, transparent polypropylene, PVC and polystyrene.

Grifoll has the necessary equipment to print these materials in silkscreen, offset and digital.

Handling, special inks and finishes

Once the material has been chosen, it is possible to give greater value with a special effect or finish.

  • Special inks and varnishes: metallic, aroma, luminescent, glitter, relief varnish, holographic, lenticular , white silkscreen, Velleda effect, magnetic, inflatable ink, reserve varnish, thermochromic, fluorescent.
  • Finishes: laminated, die-cut, stuffed, double cut, half cut, gummed, folded.
  • Handling

The wide range of printed special effects, finishes, handling and materials make Grifoll a regular supplier for publishing house and the graphic industry. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information, we will be happy to help you with your editorial project.