Besides the essential design elements, printed collaterals can enhance their appearance through the finishing process. Print finishing refers to the value-adding procedures that are executed after the ink has been applied to a medium.
Some types of finishing can be done before the printing comes off the press, but usually many types of finishing are done after the printing comes off the press. Finishing enhances the functionality and aesthetic appearance of printed collaterals. The process can also provide a printed collateral with extra protection to prolong its quality.