UV coating is a shiny liquid coating that is applied to the surface of your printed piece to seal in your ink and than cured with an ultra violet light. This process is done after the printing is completed. This treatment adds a high gloss finish and is commonly used for business cards, postcards, mail out campaigns, booklet & magazine covers.
There are two different types of processes for UV coating, flood UV or spot UV.
Flood UV: Flood UV means exactly what it sounds like, the full surface of your printed sheet is covered from edge to edge.
Spot UV: Spot UV is applied only on specific areas to highlight certain elements of your printed piece. Generally used for highlighting logos, titles and pictures. When saving a file for spot UV, it must be done in a particular way. To learn more about how to save your file, scroll down or visit our FAQ page.