We are your Canberra Spot UV printining specialists. A Spot UV coating or “varnish” is applied to chosen spots (areas), of a printed card. This has the affect of highlighting and drawing attention to that part of the design, but it also provides the additional visual stimulus of having varied textures on a single printed surface.
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Spot UV is one of popular finishing options of business cards printing. Spot UV is applied only onto the most selective and important surface areas of the business cards.
You can choose what parts you would like glossed on one or both sides of the business cards printing.
We can highlight certain sections of your flyer giving your promotional material the edge. This is an effective way of drawing instant attention to your promotion, product and or service. Not only will you draw attention you will give your customers the feeling of professionalism.
Our design company Via Design can design for all your SPOT UV needs.
There are a wide variety of specialty printing techniques available for consumers who are interested in setting their printed products apart from the ordinary masses. One of the most popular based on its high impact, affordability, and versatility is Canberra spot UV printing. Although, technically, it’s not a “printing” technique but a coating technique for printed materials.
Canebrra Spot UV printing sounds pretty space age, but the technique itself is not so very complex. Probably the most high-tech aspect of the process is the fact that it utilises UV light to “cure” a varnish that is applied to paper or cardstock. This varnish can be applied to plain white cardstock, but is often applied to coat color-printed paper products, sealing in their color, adding shine, and protecting the printed surface underneath from moisture and other types of damage.
The UV coating process is minimally volatile, meaning little to none of the varnish escapes as a gas into the atmosphere. Basically, this just means the process does not contribute to environmental pollution. UV coating can be applied to achieve either a lightly glossy appearance, or a high-gloss shine, depending on the application technique. Business cards, flyers, and other heavier weight papers or cardstocks are best combined with UV coating (as opposed to thin paper).
UV coating can be applied to the whole page, or just to certain areas – a process commonly referred to as “spot” UV coating. In either process, the UV coating has the potential to deepen the color of the print, so when you use it in print projects, it’s a good idea to take this into consideration.
Drying happens instantly when the varnished areas are exposed to UV light, which is why the spot UV application can achieve such a high level of precision. If you’re really, really interested in seeing how this process works, check out this video featuring a spot UV coating machine (set to a really catchy tune). If you’re already sold and ready to start using spot UV in your printing designs, check out this video tutorial on how to prepare print-ready files to that incorporate spot UV elements.
This coating technique is available to enhance the looks of a wide variety of our printing products.