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Special Inks and Coatings

UV inks are changing the industry. Why? They’re

Brighter | Faster | Healthier

Vivid colors - UV inks cure quickly so they do not soak into the paper the way that conventional inks are known to. This dramatic difference creates breathtakingly vibrant colors, even on uncoated stocks. Add a glossy UV coating to make your entire project “pop.”

And because the drying time is negated, the colors you see during your press checks will not change as the inks dry (known as dry back).

Faster turn-times - Conventional inks take a minimum of 12 hours to dry before they can move onto the next stage of the process. UV inks are cured on-press - and because Printco has a full line of bindery and finishing options, this means your project never sits idle.

Environmentally-forward technology - Curing these special inks with ultra-violet lighting is revolutionary in that it produces no VOCs (volatile organic compound). Whether your printed piece is saved, recycled, or eventually thrown in a landfill, this clean process means it will not biodegrade in a harmful way.

Interested in more of our green options? Ask about our water-based (Aqueous) coatings, soy inks, and recycled-content paper stocks.

And the best thing about UV Inks?

The way it makes people go, “Oooooh!”

Let a Printco sales rep show you some samples. Contact us today for more information.

Special Coatings and Effects

All of the below options can be used with standard or UV inks. Ask one of our sales reps for samples and tips on how to make your product stand out:

Strike-Through Varnish
Combine spot dull varnish with either flood gloss UV or flood gloss Aqueous to create color effects that “pop” off the page.
Raised UV
Up to 5 millimeters of thickness, visible texture; best used as a spot effect.
Soft Touch™ Aqueous
A velvety, lux finish; this is tactile print at its best. Available as flood coverage.
Reticulated Varnish
Textured finish; visible when used with darker colors.
Available in multiple colors; spot coverage.
Pearlescent UV
A satin finish with shimmery luster; a soft and rich look.
Glitter UV
A satin finish with lots of shine and shimmer; textured.
Tinted UV
UV coating colored with Pantone® ink in gloss or matte, spot or flood.
Scented Varnish
Choose from dozens of scents; scent is released when rubbed.

See our University for tips on using coatings or for definitions of standard vs. special inks.

We’ve got you covered! Call 888-593-1080 or e-mail sales@printcographics.com anytime to talk to our printing experts!

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