Coating systems based on unsaturated polyesters or polyacrylates, or a combination of the two, in which ultra-violet light triggers the drying process. This high-energy light breaks chemical bonds in the coating materialâ€(tm)s molecules, which then link up to form long, highly-branched chains, causing the material to solidify. The drying process takes only seconds, which means that UV coatings can be worked quickly. These coatings contain no volatile substances, making the layer thickness of the liquid and dry coating similar. UV coatings can be applied inline in very high layer thicknesses (up to 8 Âµm), have excellent gloss and can be barely distinguished from laminated products (film-lamination), though they do emit a odor.
A glossy, dull or matte coating applied to printed materials to increase durability and enhance appearance, typically used on annual reports, brochures and catalogs. UV coatings are quickly dried on the press by exposure to ultraviolet light.
A liquid protective coating applied to a print, bonded and cured with ultraviolet light
a plastic finish applied after printing
A liquid laminate bonded and cured with ultraviolet light, used as a high finish coating on magazines.
Liquid laminate bonded and cured to the sheet with ultraviolet light.
Solvent based COATING that is applied to a printed sheet to protect the ink against scratching and scuffing and to enhance the overall appearance by providing a high gloss sheen to the finished piece. UV coating is the most durable and expensive type of press applied protective coating.
Liquid applied to a printed sheet, then bonded and cured with ultraviolet light.
Liquid laminate bonded and cured with ultraviolet light. Environmentally friendly.
A type of sealant applied to a finished printed job for protection or appearance that is dried immediately with ultra violet lights. With uncoated papers, it is used for protection only, since it does not add a glossy surface. On coated paper, it imparts a glossy surface.
A very slick, glossy coating applied to the printed paper surface and dried on the press with ultraviolet light. The slick surface of UV coating makes it eye catching and popular for printing covers on paperback novels.
Plastic coating that is applied after the printing process. This yields a very tough, almost unscratchable surface that is more durable than aqueous coatings.
A UV varnish is a shiny coating that is applied to the printed sheet and fixed with an ultraviolet light. It can be used to cover the complete sheet of paper, or just applied to areas of the printed sheet, such as photographs.
a liquid, glossy coating applied to the cover or dust jacket and dried with ultraviolet (UV) light. Note: not recommended for covers with heavy coverage of dark colors.
A glossy liquid protective coating applied to a paper's surface and cured with ultraviolet light
UV coating is the name given to various processes and coverings that utilize or protect against ultraviolet radiation.