How UV printing really works, and why we can print your business card on wood, metal and plastic.

So what exactly is UV printing?

UV printing is similar to traditional printing in the fact that it uses ink. But unlike traditional printing in which the ink dries absorbs into the paper and evaporates into the air, UV inks dry from being exposed to ultra-violet lights that almost instantly turn the liquid ink into a solid.

This has several advantages. First there is little to no absorption into the stock, meaning less bleeds and a tighter more controlled print. However the biggest advantage to UV printing over traditional printing is the fact that it be applied to materials other than paper / card stock. UV printing allows us to full color print on non traditional materials such as wood, plastic and metal. We are also able to print a spot gloss as well. Finally we can pair this unique form of printing with our laser engraving to create one of the most unique business available.

 

Three types of business cards