What is Spot-UV Printing?

Posted on November 27, 2013 Under News

Technically speaking, Spot-UV is not printing at all, but a coating process that occurs after the printing is done. It’s the application of UV coating to a portion of the paper, generally to achieve a contrast between a gloss, matte or uncoated surface.

What’s this mean in my language?

Because of its high impact, affordability, and versatility, spot UV is one of the most popular ways to “Jazz Up” your printed piece. Now, I can yammer on all day long about how great Spot-UV is, but wouldn’t it be best if I could just show you? Here are a few examples collected online. 

View our portfolio for examples of our Spot-UV work. 

Yes! Spot-UV Coating allows us to create some REALLY amazing designs. It’s like adding a 3rd dimension to an otherwise flat printed surface.

How can I use Spot-UV Coating?

This technique can be applied to a whole myriad of printed pieces. Including, but not limited to…

  • Bottle Neckers
  • Shelf Talkers
  • Shelf Wobblers
  • Business Cards
  • Postcards
  • Brochures
  • Bookmarks
  • Greeting Cards
  • Door Hangers
  • Presentation Folders
  • Booklet Covers
If you’re interested, you may want to pop into our Current Specials section to see if there are any Spot-UV (StarMarque) products on sale this month 😉
Photos Credit: allfreedesigns.com, ucreative.com