A key selling feature for any print job is the use of an aqueous or energy-curable coating. Such coatings are often applied to the finished product to give it a certain look or feel. The type of coating selected will have a dramatic visual impact on how the printed piece is perceived by the customer.
Since there are a variety of coatings one can use for a printed job, it is imperative that any coating chosen is run at optimal levels. This will ensure that the desired look of the coating will be what the end user wants.
The Film Weight Test
One way to optimize the performance of coatings on the press is