Digital Coatings and Overprints

Kustom Group has developed a series of overprints and coatings to work successfully over a wide variety of digital printing applications. These products include Kustom Kure UV coating, Kentucky Shine aqueous overprint varnish and Lithomaster oil-based overprint varnish. All of these chemistries can be used to meet the needs of the digitally printed piece. All too often the industry has focused on UV coatings as the product of choice to protect the digital print, but there are more options that will satisfy the needs for many of the print jobs. The use of a typical litho press is not often considered, but it can be used because of the development of these new products. Purchasing new UV coating equipment and learning about UV isn’t necessary.

The newest development is a series of Lithomaster overprint varnishes which are applied by any litho press. These products use the ease of litho printing to enable many specialty effects that require spot varnishing with close registration. These products are typical oil based sheetfed overprint varnishes that will successfully print over digital printing.

Kentucky Shine is a water-based overprint that has all the properties of a typical aqueous coating when applied over digital printing. It is easily applied by a dry offset process thru the ink unit of any offset press which is readily available in most print shops.

We also offer Kustom Kure UV Coatings that are specially formulated to adhere to the most difficult toner prints.

You can see a list our Kustom Kure Coatings here: Digital Coatings & Overprints

Please contact us at for more information. We will be glad to work with you on your specific application. We at Kustom Group are formulators and manufacturers of these products, and we market them through our customers, the ink makers and dealers, who sell directly to the printing market.