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What is UV (Ultra-Violet) coating?

UV coating is a plastic-like extremely glossy coating that is applied to print to offer a durability and finish not available with AQ (Aqueous) coating. UV coating hardens on the sheet by applying a high intensity Ultraviolet light. This process is similar to the process dentists use to “seal” molars. If you don’t need to write on the product after it is printed, and you prefer a super-glossy finish, this is your best option. Cutting accuracy also is affected slightly as it is hard to cut a stack of slippery sheets, even with cutting edge equipment, and sharp operators. At this time, UV is only offered on our 14pt products.

 

Can your UV (Ultra-Violet) coating be written on or inkjetted?

No. This is the only coating we offer which cannot be written on. It does offer a extreme glossy finish, but is not suited at all for jobs that need to be written on or inkjetting (usually for mailing). Any of our other coating options may be written on with a ball-point pen. Remember that we offer coated 1 SIDE ONL Y products that will allow you writing and inkjetting on the backside. Also be sure to check your proofs carefully to ensure the COATING SIDE is the one you intend.

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