A - Z list of keywords and terms from the coatings industry.
The proportion of light reflected from a beam of light falling at an angle on the surface. Gloss may be reduced by increasing pigmentation, changing the types of pigment used (for example, by the use of matting agents), or by chemical additives.
Instrument for measuring the gloss level of a coating.
The ability of a coating to keep its gloss level.
The image area is etched or engraved into the metal surface of a printing cylinder. These etched "ducts" are filled with ink as the cylinder rotates. Excess ink is removed from the non-image area with a doctor blade. Ink is transferred to the substrate by the pressure between the printing cylinder and the impression roller.
The degree of dispersion that has reduced the size of the particles in the manufacturing process.