Spot UV Printing
Spot UV is an advanced printing technique which provides you with a unique way to improve the quality and finish of your printed products. It enables you to highlight and accentuate specific areas of your print with a high gloss varnish which serves as an 'attention grabber'.
The Spot UV process is very similar to embossing - an element of the initial design is selected for the process. The sheets to be printed are fed through rollers in a machine where the affected area is effectively saturated with a UV coating and then immediately dried under UV lamps. The result is a durable, high quality varnish.
Spot UV IdeasThe purpose of Spot UV is to provide a distinctive finish which stands out from the rest of the traditional print. A great example would be to use this process on a logo which uses a single colour to make it stand out. So for example, your business brochure currently has a black or charcoal matt laminate cover - if you apply the spot UV process to the logo on this cover in black, the subtlety between the shiny logo finish and perhaps the matt laminated cover will make the logo look like a glossy watermark.
The net result is a brochure cover that oozes quality and style and makes it stand out in comparison to traditional designs. The Spot UV process can be applied to a broad variety of products including brochures, business cards, calendars and luxury promotional materials.
At Lichfield Printers, our design studio introduces Spot UV into many of our business designs to take your printed media products to an entirely different level.