All about Grit

All about Grit

Grit coatings are thin layers of textured material applied to the surface of a printing substrate, such as paper or cardboard. The coating is made up of small particles that create a rough, abrasive surface that improves the grip of the ink or toner on the paper.

The purpose of grit coatings in printing is to improve the quality and clarity of the printed image. By providing a better surface for the ink or toner to adhere to, the coating can help to produce sharper, more defined lines and text, as well as more vibrant and accurate colors.

In addition to enhancing print quality, grit coatings can also improve the durability and longevity of printed materials. The textured surface helps to prevent smudging and smearing, and can also provide a degree of water resistance.

Grit coatings can help improve the quality and durability of your prints in several ways:

  1. Improved ink adhesion: The textured surface created by the grit coating allows ink or toner to better adhere to the substrate, resulting in sharper and more defined lines and text, as well as more accurate and vibrant colors.

  2. Reduced smudging: Because the grit coating provides a better grip for the ink or toner, it helps to reduce the likelihood of smudging and smearing during printing or handling.

  3. Enhanced durability: The texture of the grit coating also makes the substrate more resistant to wear and tear, making your prints more durable and long-lasting.

  4. Water resistance: Some types of grit coatings can also provide a degree of water resistance, which can be particularly useful for printing materials that may be exposed to moisture or damp conditions.

Overall, grit coatings can help to ensure that your prints are of the highest quality and durability, and that they will stand up to the demands of your intended use.

We offer 3 types of grit online:

UF0-3633 flexo Heavy grit (pictured)

UF0-3509 flexo Standard

SC0-3540 screen satin light texture