HPL Plywood Manufacturing : Part 5 Glossy,Matte ,Texture surface finish
When your plywood project is in need of a professional touch, a respectable finish can work wonders for its credibility. However, how do you choose which finish to use as a covering, the matte or the gloss?
Regardless of which you choose, both matte pouches and glossy laminating finishes come out clear and precise. Your Plywood are completely visible through the exterior coating, so the only difference is the alteration in its appearance.
While the matte option presents a cloudy appearance that absorbs light, the shiny, high-gloss variety reflects the light and makes it appear as though your project is encased in smooth plastic sheets.
So which works better? It depends on the nature of your plywood applications.
Since matte finishes absorb light, they work best for deflecting any glare from harsh lighting, making signs or images more visible from any distance or angle. However, the finish itself can easily be scratched or scuffed by excessive use, making the glossy option more suitable for items that are consistently handled in day-to-day operations.
Once you understand the intent of your project, choosing a matte or gloss finish will become a simple decision.