UV Polish

UV Coating

 

UV coating is a process whereby a polymer resin changes from a liquid to a solid with the help of an ultraviolet light source. UV coating can be a direct replacement for lamination and provides a protective covering that adds value to any document, increasing the vibrancy and richness of its colours (as well as protection from scratching and fingerprints). UV coating may be applied as a gloss, semi-gloss, matte, high-gloss, or in some cases with a special roller as a textured finish to many common applications – such as books covers, brochures, menus, postcards and calendars. The latest UV coaters are offline units that allow the paper to be inserted through a set of adjustable rollers that applies the UV fluid before it’s “flashed” by the UV lamp. This process is instantaneous. However, it’s not a drying source but rather, a curing process.