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UV Coating

UV Coating – A special chemical is applied to coated stock paper such as C1S or C2S along with heat and a UV light. #uvcoating

UV Coating

C1S or C2S simply the number just means if it is coated on one side or two. The process is done in a special machines. UV stands for ultraviolet.

UV Coating - A special chemical is applied to coated stock paper such as C1S or C2S along with heat and a UV light. #uvcoating

Often done on business cards, postcards, election cards, rack cards, etc.

UV coating gives an added protection (resist abrasions, scratches, rubbing and ink smudging) and even makes it more glossy like with a high shine like quality.

UV coating is not water proof but adds some water resistance to the printed piece that is iv coated. You can iv cost one or both sides, in most cases, depending on the paper used.

Most often you can uv coat 80 lb. Cover stock or thicker. Check with your local printer for their guidelines.

UV coating can also suggest you went with a premium printing service. Plus it can make your printed piece last longer than non-uv coated printed projects.


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Steve is graphic designer who works at a print shop. He has been in graphic design since high school and continued on to get an Associates of Applied Science degree in graphic design too. He has since worked mostly in advertising design for various newspapers and shoppers. He has also worked for a couple sign companies. He currently works at a print shop. Steve has over 30 lifetime years of graphic design.

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