What are the advantages and disadvantages of UV coating?

Answered by Suzanne Morgan

What is UV coating? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Ultraviolet coating, more popularly called UV coating, is a plastic liquid coating that is cured by ultraviolet light. The big advantage to UV coating is that it offers more protection to a printed piece than varnish or aqueous coating. The application is great for book covers or print products that will get some wear. This technique is usually more expensive because it is performed offline, with the exception of limited online web use. It is available in either a matte or gloss finish and can be flood or spot coated. If spot coated, the process is usually done by screen printing.

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