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What is Spot UV Printing?
27 February 2017      Posted by Print Me It

What is Spot UV Printing?

Looking for a way to take your printing to a whole new world of creativity? Offer the world something that leaves a dazzling impact on their eyes and leave no stone unturned with Spot UV printing. This is a technique that gives a brilliant effect to the whole project. Giving an exceptional look and commendable feel, it is mostly used for the business cards to lend a shine and gloss on the top of the print.

Eye catching designs can be imprinted with the help of Spot UV coating. Explore the endless possibilities of spot UV coating that comes from the ultraviolet light. Also, don’t be afraid because of the UV light as this is free of any harmful solvents and also don’t emit volatile organic compounds. Dig deep into the article to better understand about the Spot UV printing:

What is SPOT UV?

It is a method where UV coating is done on the business card or any other printing material. A thick and transparent coating dried using UV light is applied on the particular areas which need to be highlighted for the people to immediately look at. Nice and beautiful contrast is given to the whole design with the help of glossy coating that leaves an everlasting and eye-striking impact.

Working of SPOT UV

The paper or sheet is inserted in the machines to get the UV coating where the rollers coat the whole sheet. Then the sheet is put under the UV lamps and Infra red to immediately dry the coated sheet. Next, the UV varnish to create the spot process is spread across the template which is usually a thin film over the sheet that beautifully creates the required effect whilst only keeping the required elements of the design to be coated. Lastly when the varnish gets dried, it delivers a harder coating than the traditional coated papers or sheets.

An Example of UV Coating Application

Image accentuation is a cool way to get a complete grasp of how spot UV works. In this, you coat a particular area of the image in order to make something pop. Usually, the logo or a stamp or some important information is coated with spot UV to attract the viewers towards that particular area. For example, you own a pizza store and want to send out the brochures displaying the best pizza meal – here you can use spot UV coating over the luscious PIZZA MEAL image. 

Is it worth it?

Since Spot UV is the exclusive printing technique, it gives people the detailed edge over your company and what you do. To add more depth and uniqueness, make a nice ensemble of matt lamination with Spot UV. It will also give more durability as well as a smooth finish due to the matt lamination.

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