UV (Ultraviolet) Coating is a unique finishing process for printed products. The coating process covers a document in a liquid plastic solution which is then hardened and sealed by exposure to UV light. Here are some of the great benefits of utilizing UV coating:
1. Imparts a luxury look and feel
Glossy UV coating gives a sleek feel and adds extra contrast and shine to darker colors giving images a more vivid appearance. Matte UV coating gives a softer feel and balances out color tones giving the document a very legible and professional look. A glossy coating can make images “pop” but can cause a bit of glare which can decrease text legibility. For documents that mainly contain text, a matte coating may be the best option.
2. Resists scratching and scuffing
UV coating helps to reduce abrasion to the paper during handling and mailing. It also keeps ink from smudging and smearing because it helps seal toner based ink to the substrate.
3. Protects products from the elements
UV coating actually protects your prints from sunlight too. Now your prints will stay vibrant much longer even in direct sunlight. Another helpful feature is the significant improvement to the water-resistance of the coated material.
4. Keeps production time down
Modern UV Coaters allow instant drying which does not add too much extra time for production. This allows for the possibility of quality finishes on fast turn-around orders. (Traditional film lamination can take up to 24 hours to dry)
Consider upgrading your next print order with our UV Coating service. It’s a cost-effective way to ensure the quality and longevity of your prints.