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Printing with UV Coating

Protect your online printing projects with a UV coating. Especially beneficial for projects that will be used frequently and handled often, it’s ideal for guarding against scratches, moisture and general wear and tear.

Part of Smartpress’ online printing services, UV coating is applied in liquid form and exposed to ultraviolet light. This light bonds the coating and dries it instantly, creating a protective barrier.

Types of UV Coating

Matte

  • Lends a rich, finished appearance to the paper without adding shine
  • Protects from scratches, tears and frequent handling
  • Prevents ink from rubbing off
  • Used to seal various colors (some inks never fully dry)

Gloss

  • Adds exceptional depth and allows for maximum color saturation for photographic images
  • Makes designs pop – your artwork and color looks stunningly vibrant
  • Protects from scratches, tears and frequent handling
  • Prevents ink from rubbing off

Application

UV Coating Tips & Tricks

  • When you add coating to booklet covers, it coats the front, back and spine. We strongly recommend it to protect your books, magazines and catalogs from frequent handling and daily use.
  • When determining gloss or matte, consider the theme or overall design of your print piece and choose the finish that coordinates the most.

Add a coating to your marketing materials and personal projects for a finish that always impresses. Interested in other finishes? Learn about our velvety Soft Touch laminate and find out the difference between coating and laminate.

 

If you have questions about UV coating or any of our printing services, please contact customer service and chat with our experts.

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