Blue Back Finish

It’s exactly what it says. Blue back finish is a poster printing material which is usually white on the front finished with matte, gloss or satin coating with blue coating on the back.

The blue coating is designed to block any type of light shining through.

It’s especially useful if you’re planning to stick your poster up on your window.

Blue back coating is normally used in bill boards as they’re very useful in blocking harsh sunlight shining through it and disrupting the content on the front.

The wide range of budget posters are usually 170gsm and they’re too thin to block any light coming from behind. Tis does not matter if you’re planning to stick your poster on a blank wall or on a frame.

Advantages of Blue Back finish: 

Blue Back material is a type of poster printing paper which is typically white on the front and blue on the back.

This is to prevent light from shining through the paper. It is very useful when you want to stick your poster on a window or over another poster.

Blue-back will come in handy if you don’t want to see the older poster overlapping onto the new one.

Blue back is the most durable material out of Satin and Matte. It is tear-proof, scratch-proof & water resistant. It is currently the industry standard for outdoor signage as it’s water-resistant and reduces shine. This material is very environmentally friendly as its plastic free and FSC certified. This material is typically available from 200gsm weight.

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Key advantages:

  • Water-resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Uncoated material
  • Plastic-free

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