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U.V. APPLICATIONS

Ultra Violet (UV) coatings provide a striking type of coating on printed sheets. Offline U.V. coatings give more of a deluxe finish than traditional varnishes and aqueous coating would with inline printing. Brings value added finishes creating a deluxe look to printed material.

Flood gloss U.V. provides either an overall high gloss or matte effect to a sheet. This process helps protect the sheet from scuffing and normal wear and tear of printed material.

Spot gloss U.V. is applied to specific locations on printed material. Designed to highlight and bring attention to parts of a design and adds additional dimensions to the printed surface.

Glitter U.V. comes in a multitude of colors and glitter particle sizes. This product is great for dressing up the printed image and only requires the imagination of the artist/designer. Glitter images may be done in a spot application only.

Glow in the Dark U.V. is a wonderful medium for special applications. Halloween and other occasions requiring something different are good uses for this product. Designed for spot application only.

Scratch Off U.V. is often used for contests, drawings, etc. requiring scratching off the coating for the awarding of prizes, cash, and other rewards. Requirements for use:

  1. Under the area to be printed, screen back images by at least 40%.
  2. Try to avoid using dark inks under area to be coated. Instead, use light colored inks.
  3. Scratch Off ink coverage area should be a minimum of 1/8" larger than printed area.

Designed for spot application only.

Chalk Wipe Off U.V. can be used in any environment where children or others might be entertained while sitting/waiting in restaurants or seating areas. Designed for spot application only.

Signature Block U.V. When a signature line is needed, such as on the back of membership or identification card, this U.V ink is the choice allowing for signature security protection.

Scratch and Sniff inks create a scent when scratched or rubbed. Potential applications include books, magazines, return mailers, labels, and postcards. This process is applied to coated paper in a spot application only. Many scents are available for your creative needs; call for details.

; Textured Matte U.V. gives a tactile powder coat look to printed material.  This decorative coating adds a pattern in the background, such as alligator skin, leopard spots, grids, miniature logos, etc…  This coating is available in spot format only.

Thermochromatic U.V. is activated when a finger or hand touches the coating, changing the applied coating to a lighter color. In the past, one might have known this type of coating in the usage of "Mood" rings, but in graphic applications it is used when the text printing needs to be "hidden," only to be revealed after the human touch is applied. This coating is also good where the user touches the thermochromatic print areas in order to find the code, number, or answer revealed as the colors change through the heat of the touch. Designed for spot application only.

High Profile (or raised U.V.) ink gives a printed piece a high gloss finish with an embossed look, without leaving an impression on the back side of the printed piece. This allows for coating on both sides of a printed piece.

  • Can be applied to coated or uncoated stock.
  • Recommended for stocks heavier than 100# text litho.
  • Can be applied to one or two sides of a sheet.
  • Available in gloss only.
  • All inks and varnishes must be U.V. compatible.
  • Avoid using aqueous coatings with raised U.V. coating.
  • Raised U.V. ink has a brittle or cracking nature with limited flexibility. For this reason, avoid embossing, scoring, folding, or cutting through ink.
  • Raised U.V. is not designed for fine detail.
  • We recommend consultation with design layout.
  • Image areas should not exceed 1" x 1".

Soft Touch U.V. gives a printed piece a rich textured look and feels similar to velvet or silk. Our coating process allows for spot format only with Soft-Touch coating.

   
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