UV Coating – A special chemical is applied to coated stock paper such as C1S or C2S along with heat and a UV light. #uvcoating
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.
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.
Contact SteveZ DesignZ for your graphic design needs! Make sure you also subscribe to learn more about Graphic Design and Printing along with terms, being a designer and much more!
Follow SteveZ DesignZ on Social Media!
Subscribe To The Graphic Design Blog!Follow SteveZ DesignZ on WordPress.com
Don’t miss a blog post about graphic design. Subscribe today!
Recent Feed of All Blogs