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UV coating is a type of coating used on the printed sheet to protect against damage caused by sunlight, moisture, heat, and scratches. It is applied to surfaces using a special process that involves exposing the cardboard sheet to high-energy rays. The rays penetrate the material and cause chemical reactions that bond molecules together. This creates a protective layer that prevents the underlying printed design from being damaged and gives shine.
UV coatings are applied as a liquid to packaging surfaces and cured using and ultraviolet light to protect, enhance and improve packaging material surfaces. The UV coating dries to create a very hard and rigid glossy or matte surface. Popularly used for shelf-ready and luxury packaging, A gloss UV coating has the ability to enhance the quality and colors of your artwork designs to create packaging bursting with shelf impact.
Soft to the touch and features a more muted shine than other glossy coatings available.
Minimal depth and shine is present on the surface. However, matte coatings provide a high degree of color density.