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Designhead offers both spot & full sheet UV coatings in a variety of finishes. With our coating lines we can apply gloss/clear, satin and 2 types of matte UV coatings: Matte UV I and Matte UV II. There are clever combinations of printing and offline UV coatings that can create unique effects.
Things to consider when finishing your project with UV Coating….
- Printed sheets need to be completely dry to assure good adhesion of the UV coating to the ink surface. Aqueous coatings will be dry to the touch but can inhibit the drying process of the ink underneath. Although we are generally successful in UV coating over aqueous-coated sheets, some issues can arise if the inks underneath are not set. Give the sheets time to dry.
- Inks should be free of waxes & silicones with spray powder kept to a minimum.
- Once in a while Reflex Blue & Rhodamine Red will shift color after the UV is applied. Inform your ink supplier and have them provide a UV-compatible ink with those colors.
- Not sure if the art and design will work? Send us a PDF. We will review it and share any concerns and ideas with you.
We offer a series of specialty coatings and finishes. All of our coatings can be used based on your design. Tell us what you are trying to achieve. We can help you design & build what you want.