OVERALL UV - Gloss Finish

Design Considerations


7 to 24 pt. coated stock is recommended. 80–100 lb. coated stocks can be used; however, some curling or cracking may be evident with lighter stocks. This process is not recommended for use with uncoated stocks.

Complementary Processes

Overall, UV works well with applications requiring gluing. Foil stamping could be done before coating is applied.

Alternative Processes

For an equally high gloss finish and glueability, you may wish to consider Mylar Gloss Film Lamination.

General Coating and Lamination Processes

Offset spray should be kept to a minimum. Low-wax, non-bleeding inks should be used. Metallic inks are not recommended. Sufficient time must be allowed for ink to dry before any coating is applied. For the best possible adhesion of the coating to the substrate, corona treatment is available for UV coatings.

Rhodamine red, reflex blue and purple should be avoided if possible. Your ink supplier can recommend inks, or call us for a complementary test and recommendations.

Overall UV can be applied to one side of the press sheet only.

Product Specifications

 Maximum Sheet Size
52" x 60"
 Minimum Sheet Size
10" x 13"*
 Gripper Edge
Not Required
 Minimum Paper Weight
80 lb.
 Maximum Board Thickness
24 pt.
  * Sheet sizes under 10" x 13" will require hand feeding.

Summary of Coatings Characteristics

 Abrasion Resistance
 Chemical Resistance
 Colour Fidelity

Environmental Impact



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