UV printing is a form of digital printing that uses ultra-violet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed. As the printer distributes ink on the surface of a material (called a "substrate"), specially designed UV lights follow close behind, curing or drying the ink instantly. This unique printing method adds a unique touch to wedding invitations with printed ink colors, to create embossed, 3D and textural effects.
UV printing is done using a UV LED printer which carries out a few quick processes to create the print. The first process is the application of ink onto the material. Then, a second process quickly follows where specially designed ultra-violet lights emit the UV light on the ink, curing it instantly.
UV Printing VS Thermography
Differing from the single color of thermography, we can UV print full color designs and there is no extra charge for multi colors.
UV Printing VS Digital Printing
Compared with digital printing, UV printing is available to achieve partial or full raised effect. Only adding $.5 each can have this unique effect.
1) With UV printing, you can achieve: A. full color design, or B. white ink on white paper, or C. black ink on black paper.
2) If you need part of the design raised and part of it with a non-raised effect, then you need to provide us with three kinds of files.
A. Show the design complete with
all different print techniques
B. Show a second page using just
UV print you need
C. Show a third page with just
digital print you need
3) We cannot do UV printing of your border designs near the edge.