UV Printing inline is a major advantage to us, it enables us to print on substrates traditionally not suitable for offset printing. Substrates such as Vinyl adhesives, metalised board, Polypropylene, Kraft boards and holographic board.
Our printing targets ISO Standard 12647-2 which requires us to analyse, certify, control colour, measure performance and tune the printing process. This allows us to have predictable, repeatable 4 colour image reproduction. Our proofs target Fogra 39L or ISO Coated v2 industry standard.
Calibration and spectral measurement is done with state of the art Spectrophotometers and software. This same equipment is used across our Prepress, Ink Lab and printing departments allowing us to achieve consistent colour standards.
Our extensive range of print finishes and coatings can give your brand a competitive edge.
There are a dozen different inline coatings available, and quite a few can be done together, the most common right now is Soft Touch coating, Aqueous coating and Reticulated coating.
Types of Coatings we offer
Extend the life of your campaign with a UV coating. They are 100% solvent free, eco friendly and recyclable. Cured through the use of ultraviolet light, a high-speed process that saves time and energy, UV coatings provide either a gloss, matt or textured quality finish.
UV coating (ultraviolet coating) is one widely used to achieve visually pleasing printed products like business cards, brochures, postcards, folders, and packaging.
Types of UV Coating
Depending on the appearance and feel you wish to produce with your UV coated printed pieces, you can consider the following solutions:
Gloss UV, as the name suggests, provides the glossiest of all coatings. If you’re looking for brilliant gloss and a beautiful patina, gloss UV is a good option. To avoid creating a highly reflective (and therefore less legible) surface and an over-the-top shine, you may want to reserve UV coating for specific areas, otherwise known as spot UV.
Matte finishing gives off a feeling of elegance and luxury. Matte spot UV can be applied to specific areas that you wish to highlight. Alternatively, you can opt for flood protective UV, which covers the entire sheet and imparts a rich, vivid effect.
- Striking & bold: The ultraviolet coating creates a high gloss, vibrant finish that can significantly enhance the visual appeal and perceived value of the packaging or product.
- Scuff resistant: It also offers a higher level of scuff resistance in comparison to aqueous coatings and varnishes. UV coated items resist abrasion quite impressively, though the type of coating will also influence the smudge resistance.