Unlike conventional offset printing, UV printing uses a specialized ink that is exposed to ultraviolet light as it passes through the press. The ink thus goes immediately from a liquid to a solid state without using any solvents.
UV printing is a solvent-free process, which means that the paper does not absorb excess solvent. The absence of solvent residue translates into crisp images and vibrant colours. These vivid results and the bright and glossy finish of UV coatings will make your projects simply spectacular.
Thanks to its highly precise finish application and its wide range of special effects possibilities, UV printing will add a new, eye-catching dimension to your work. Express your creativity with a variety of matte and glossy effects, specialized finishes and textures.
UV printing optimizes results on traditional media but can also be used on synthetic materials such as film, polymer products, holographic and metallic foils, electrostatic vinyl film and many other media.
Why choose UV?
Environmental impact: Because this process does not rely on solvents to dry ink, it does not release VOCs (volatile organic compounds) into the atmosphere.
Reduced production time: Ink exposed to a UV process is dry from the moment it leaves the press and immediately ready for the next production stage, without any of the delays or paper curl associated with the conventional drying process.
Improved resistance: The hardness that UV printing imparts to the finish yields a durable product that will sustain repeated handling. Thanks to an added protection against sunlight discoloration, prolonged exposure will have virtually no impact on your documents.
Limitless media possibilities: In conventional offset printing, solvents are typically absorbed by the paper, reducing ink’s adhesion to the substrate. This undesirable effect is stronger on uncoated, porous or recycled paper. By completely eliminating this issue, UV printing dramatically expands your options.
Printing on synthetic materials, packaging, promotional and point-of-sale materials and many more.