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What is spot UV printing?

We explain. Spot UV refers to a high shiny finish added to an area of printed material, this can be noticed by a very reflective high shine it has when it catches the light. It can be used on business cards, posters, booklets and leaflets.

How Does spot UV printing work? How’s it Done?

You need to have planned for this with your print supplier in the early stages of the design process. Although this is not done at the design stage, it is a print process applied at the end.
As soon as the ink is applied to the material, the Spot UV is added on top.

Almost like another skin of ink, gloss UV looks like a layer of cellotape. This process is either done at the end of the printing, within the same process of the job being printed or is done after on a separate machine.

Its used to be common for printers to outsource this technique, but as it more often these days, companies add it in house. Mainly used on business cards, leaflets and company brochures, its normally corporate companies who have the budget for printing this technique.

It’s certainly is not to advisable to use it on Posters due to the cost. This would be maybe 3 times as much as the printing costs.

Here at Essex Banners we can supply spot UV business cards, leaflets and any other products. Please contact us for more information and for our latest prices.