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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

UV coating is a process in printing where a layer of ultraviolet (UV) cured liquid coating is applied to a printed surface. The coating is applied after the printing process, and then it is cured instantly with UV light, creating a hardened, durable and glossy finish. The UV coating can be applied to all types of paper, cardboard, plastic, and other materials to enhance the appearance and protect the printed material from fading, scratching or smudging.

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.

UV coating adds shine and depth to the printed material, creating a visually appealing and professional look. It can also improve the durability of the printed material by adding a layer of protection against moisture, dirt, and abrasion. This makes it an ideal finishing process for products that will be frequently handled or exposed to wear and tear, such as product packaging, business cards, book covers, and promotional materials.

UV coating is a popular finishing technique used in the printing industry, and it is widely available from commercial printers. It is a cost-effective way to add value to printed materials, and can be used to create a variety of effects, such as matte, gloss, and satin finishes.

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