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Colour Flood Coating

Spectrumcoat Pantone coating offers your customers packaging and POS matched exactly to their brand

Spectrumcoat colour flood coating is a vastly superior alternative to printing overall solid colours using flexo or silk screen methods. Perfect for retail packaging and POS, pre-print quality is easily achieved allowing Spectrumcoat coated board to be easily converted, overprinted and varnished.


When combined with the ability to match any Pantone colour, it allows you to offer your customers packaging that matches their brand colours exactly and is consistent across their entire packaging inventory, aiding brand awareness, recognition and sales.

Ways you can benefit from using Spectrumcoat…

Using Spectrumcoat colour flood coating can offer your business a number of advantages when compared with similar products (in particular attempting overall printing using flexo or silk screen). This can, in turn, have a significant impact on quality, costs and efficiency. Please use the links below to go to your specific area of interest.


Aiding the operation of your sheet plant

Colour flood coating using Spectrumcoat can provide your sheet plant with a number of operational advantages.


For example, using Spectrumcoat coated board is more cost effective and faster than attempting to print solid colours with flexo or silk screen processes. Spectrumcoat eliminates the need for this “pre print” process, lowering your costs, the time taken to produce packaging and offering a better finish too.


Besides this, Spectrumcoat flood coated board is available on short lead times (usually within 48 hours).


This means that you can be reactive to your customers’ needs and fulfil every order quickly and efficiently. This also enables your sheet plant to remain competitive and deliver excellent customer service, something that will enhance your reputation and ensure repeat business.

Colour flood coating

Another benefit of utilising board coated with Spectrumcoat is that it can be ordered in both high and low volumes, with a minimum run of 200 sq.m (dependent on board grade).


This enables flexibility for your sheet plant and removes the need to find space to store excess board in your warehouse, potentially saving you time and money.


Finally, Spectrumcoat is completely safe to handle and as such requires no PPE or specialist handling measures to ensure the safety of your workforce. Ultimately this saves you money on purchasing additional safety equipment, as well as noticeable gains in conversion times.

Benefits to operational efficiency of your sheet plant:

  • Available on short lead times, allowing you to be responsive to urgent enquiries
  • Lead times within 48 hours also reduces the need to keep stock holding of materials at your plant
  • Cost savings when compared to flexographic / silk screen to improve margins or benefit customers
  • Safe to handle, eliminating the need for PPE or special processes
  • Fully recyclable, with no additional disposal costs incurred
Buying board with coloured liners, whilst convenient, severely limits the choice of colours available. This means you can only offer your customers the nearest alternative to their brand colours. Spectrumcoat allows you to match any Pantone colour exactly, regardless of board grade or quantity required

Offer the highest quality packaging to all of your customers

Whatever the colour of your customers‘ branding or corporate identity, Spectrumcoat allows you can offer them corrugated packaging that is an exact match.


With inks created using an in-house ink kitchen that can replicate any pantone colour, it also guarantees consistency between manufacturing batches and across your customers’ entire packaging inventory.


The stock holding of inks and raw materials also reduces lead times, meaning that you can fulfil even the most urgent orders quickly and efficiently.


An additional benefit of Spectrumcoat is that it can be easily overprinted. Company logos, contact details, instructions, part numbers, illustrations, barcodes and more can all be added successfully.


This not only enables your customers’ branding to be accurately and professionally recreated, but also ensures creating visually striking appearance is easily achievable. This can, in turn, lead to increased brand exposure, recognition and increased sales when used on retail and point of sale applications.

Coloured cardboard

As well as overprinting, there is a number of other finishing options you can offer your clients.


For example, Liquiguard waterproof cardboard coating can be applied over Spectrumcoat to produce resistance to oil, grease and moisture. This makes it perfect for packaging oily industrial components as well as foodstuffs such as vegetables or fish.


Spectrumcoat coated board can also be finished with either a matt or a gloss varnish.


Not only will this give the board an enhanced appearance and help with aesthetic properties, but the varnish can add an additional layer of protection which will boost the longevity of any items made from the coated board too.

Enhanced appearance, consistency and sales for your customers:

  • Pre-print quality is easily achieved, improving the appearance of the finished packaging
  • Eliminates the need for printing solid colours using flexographic or silk screen methods,
  • Minimised lead times whilst improving quality
  • Easily overprinted to add logos, illustrations, instructions, bar codes and more
  • Pantone colour matching means that your customers’ branding can be matched with total accuracy
  • Option to add Liquiguard to ensure protection from moisture / grease
  • Can be over-varnished (either matt or gloss) to add additional protection and boost longevity

View typical applications for converted Spectrumcoat products

View a selection of packaging products created using Spectrumcoat colour flood coating, along with typical applications, Please click the individual thumbnails for a larger view

Technical specifications and information for colour flood coating

Spectrumcoat is an overall, Pantone matched coloured coating that has developed for use predominantly in the Point of Sale display industry.


This colour flood coating can be over varnished to give either a matt or gloss protective finish or, alternatively, it can be coated with Liquiguard, a water resistant coating.


Most converters faced with printing an overall solid colour will attempt to print on their flexo printer slotters. This is not usually successful however, particularly in comparison to preprint quality.


With Spectrumcoat coating, preprint quality is easily achieved, meaning that any additional wording can be overprinted onto the Spectrumcoat coating.


Spectrumcoat colour flood coating is also available from 200 sq. metres (although please note if GWP Coatings are also supplying the board, some grades are only available from 500 sq. m), and can matched to your specific pantone reference.

Spectrumcoat datasheet

Spectrumcoat Summary Info / Datasheet

For a summary of information, key benefits and conversion processes for Spectrumcoat coating, please click below to download a PDF datasheet.

The minimum board size is 250 x 600 mm and the maximum is 1500 x 4000 mm. The normal materials coated with Spectrumcoat are clay coated liners, fully bleached kraft, white top kraft and brown kraft.


It is recommend that pale colours are coated onto a white surface whereas the darker colours can successfully be coated onto a brown kraft liner. Both matt and gloss varnishes can be applied over any Spectrumcoat colour.


The maximum board size is 1500 x 4000 mm, This large sheet size means that Spectrumcoat is cheaper than the equivalent silk screen process and quicker lead times are normally achieved due to the high speed of the coating process.

Enhance your business’ reputation and increase sales:

  • Available in volumes from 200 sq. m, so that you can supply any volume competitively
  • Provide a wider range of products to your clients, allowing you to upsell and increase your sales
  • Consistently high quality products ensures your customer satisfaction and aids repeat business

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Enhance Your Operations… 


Use the links below to see all of the board coatings (and enhanced packaging) you can offer your customers, ways to enhance the efficiency of your sheet plant, plus industry specific solutions and ideas.

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Working with GWP Coatings: your confidential trade partners

GWP Coatings takes pride in providing the widest range of specialist coatings onto corrugated cardboard available in the UK marketplace.


The range of coatings offered includes waterproof, anti-abrasion, pantone matching, anti-corrosive and many more.


With an experienced team who will work closely with you to identify the best solution for any intended application, it effectively offers you a wider product range that you can use to win new business and upsell to existing customers.


A confidential trade service to sheet plants across the UK, and being active members of the SPA, demonstrates our commitment to the industry.


GWP Coatings has supplied coated board to sheet plants for the last twenty years and so you can be confident that any advice we provide or board that we coat will be done to the highest standard and will leave your customers completely satisfied.

Colour flood coating

With all board coated in-house at a state of the art manufacturing facility in Cricklade, it means a guaranteed, high quality finish on all sheets of board supplied.


Another key benefit you can take advantage of is an in-house ink kitchen where any pantone colour can be created on extremely short lead times. When coupled with low volumes (minimums from 200 sq. m) and short lead times, it allows you top responsive to urgent customer requirements without compromising quality.

Why not use Spectrumcoat colour flood coating to increase your product range, and improve efficiency?