Novolex is the new parent company of Durobag.


Make Your Bag Shine!

These varnishes and laminations will leave your bag with a beautiful, classy finish, as well as protect your custom design. Whatever your preference-from high gloss to satin-our wide selection of varnishes and laminations will make your bag stand out in a crowd. Contact your reliable Duro customer care representative for samples of different varnishes and laminations.

Ultra Violet (UV) Varnish is an extremely high gloss varnish that rivals lamination without an extra step in the process.

  • Can be applied while printing
  • Available on all substrates
  • Primers are necessary for uncoated papers
  • Can be 100% overprint or a design spot print
  • Can be applied only in preprint

High Gloss (Hi-glo) Varnish is a high gloss varnish that is overprinted on claycoat paper.

  • Can be preprinted or tailprinted

Matte Varnish is a satin finish varnish that is overprinted (mostly on claycoat paper) to mask the inherent gloss characteristics of the inks.

  • Can be printed on both claycoat and uncoated paper
  • Can be preprinted or tailprinted

Standard Overprint Varnish provides color enhancement and depth of color and is used mainly when ink rub protection is needed.

  • Overprinted on uncoated paper stocks (Kraft, White, Flipside, and Oatmeal)
  • Improves metallic ink brightness and printability
  • Can be preprinted or tailprinted

Mirage Varnish is a tinted varnish, generally light gray, used to print a vertical mirage stripe pattern. These stripes create the illusion of an embossed pattern.

  • Can be preprinted or tailprinted

White Tinted Varnish is printed in many different patterns and graphic themes. It typically overprints other colors in order to simulate screens/tone-on-tone effects.

  • Can intersect with white reverse in artwork without the need for mortise

Lamination Processes

Conventional Laminating is a process whereby the inks are printed on the paper stock (normally claycoat) and laminated to clear, unprinted lamination material (gloss or matte).

Reverse Print Laminating is a process in which the inks are printed on what will become the underside of the lamination material and then laminated to an unprinted, uncoated paper stock. This is typically limited to solid ink coverages/logos, etc.

Lamination Types

Gloss Lamination

  • Extremely high gloss lamination
  • Can be applied to all standard substrates

Matte Lamination

  • Satin finish lamination
  • Can be applied to all standard substrates