Meet Skins® Silky

Silky: "Pharma and cosmetics companies are always asking me to help out. Is it my personality? Actually, I reckon it's the silky-smooth texture I add, which complements their USPs."
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Skins® Silky gives print or packaging the beautiful texture of silk, often felt on finished skincare, perfume and make-up products. She transforms cosmetic packaging designs, giving them that feeling of real indulgence.
She also has a practical side, with a low viscosity that makes her well-suited for use in flexographic printing or varnishing units. Silky's rub resistance and high slip level means she helps packaging look its best.

Easy to start, consistent, high quality, Silky feel

This Skin has a proven track record. It's easy to use with standard equipment, can be applied in thin layers, and high-speed processing is possible.

Print performance

Skins® Silky delivers a deep matte finish and is capable of tone on tone, to enhance the appearance of any packaging.
She can be printed on multiple substrates, like paper, PE, BOPP, aluminum and PET. Colors can be given different gloss levels by overprinting. 
Of course, she can be recyclable, as her waterborne formulation makes her FDA/FCC/Swiss Ordinance compliant. She can also work with UV and solvent-based ink systems.


Thanks to its formulation, this silky varnish has an easy-to-apply, stable topcoat process. It can be applied using multiple printing techniques, including conventional flexo or gravure systems.

Smooth as silk

Want to learn more about bringing this luxury silky feeling to your print or packaging design? 

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Technical specifications

Available in material/package/print types

  • Paper, book covers, brochures and labels
  • Packaging laminate (non-food)
  • Packaging varnish
  • Wine & spirits
  • Luxury packaging
  • Cardboard and corrugated packaging
  • Ambient temperature foods

Available in application/handling process

  • Flexo
  • Gravure
  • Offset
  • Screen

Available in after effects

  • Glueable
  • Stapleable
  • Printable
  • Folding
  • Hot stamping
  • Glossy accents on matt backgrounds

Layer thickness

  • 2.5 - 3 µm WB
  • 4 - 12 µm 100% UV

Skins® Silky Expertise

Skins® Silky has a lot of experience working with cosmetic packaging – in particular with beautifully finished skincare, perfume and make-up products.

Skins® Silky Expertise

Learn more about her expertise and technical skills by downloading her resume.

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"This looks cool. I added a bit of my silkiness to this logo to give it a bit more accent."

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