Our first scratch-off project was done almost ten years ago — back when had the Agfa “ChromaPress.” Back then we printed the color and variable data content in house, and worked with an outside vendor to silkscreen the scratch-off part. We still use that workflow for complex jobs today, but for simple jobs with a small number of areas that need to be “scratchable,” we have a really simple and affordable way to do it ourseleves
It’s a pretty easy, and relatively inexpensive thing to add a scratch-off offer to nearly ANYTHING that we can produce. Give us a call if you’d like to know more.
In case you’re wondering what prompted this post: We’ve had an increasing number of requests for this, and I spent a good portion of the day researching new equipment and methodologies. I expect that we’ll be doing even the complicated scratch-off projects 100% in house by the summer of 2011.