Spot UV Varnish

Spot UV Varnish

Spot UV Varnish

Spot UV varnishing (ultra violet) is a special print finishing technique that allows a gloss varnish to be applied to specific areas of a printed piece giving a shiny effect.

You can use spot UV varnish to enhance a photograph or make text leap off the page. To maximise the contrast, you can apply a matt laminate to your printed item before adding the spot UV varnish.

Spot UV varnishing definitely adds the wow factor to a printed item and is perfect to use on brochures, high end leaflets, special direct mail pieces and business cards. We have software in our studio that allows you to see what your printed item will look like with a spot varnish applied.

You can also use a UV varnish as an all-over coating called an overall or flood varnish, whereby it is applied all over the printed surface. This is ideal to use for high quality printed pieces such as brochures.

Traditional spot UV varnishing generally requires a minimum run length to make it cost effective. However, digital spot UV varnishing which is a relatively new technology, offers the following features and benefits:

  • perfect for short runs and variable data campaigns
  • both flat and high-build (raised) options available
  • no films or screens required reducing set up costs
  • excellent registration
  • brilliant tactile effects can be created by adjusting the polymer height
  • various substrates available - paper, board and plastics such as polypropylene and PVC

For more information on this type of print finishing or if you require an estimate please contact us for more details.

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