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Why UV Printing
  What is UV Printing?

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.

  How does it work?

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.

  What is the difference between UV printing and Digital printing or thermography

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.

Thermography single color


UV multi-color

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.

Digital printing


UV printing

  Wide Paper Selections

UV On Acrylic

UV On Shimmer Paper

UV On Vellum Paper

  Designing tips for UV Printing

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.