UV is a very fashionable coating selection for packaging due chiefly to the high gloss finish one can accomplish, adding brilliance to the finished sheet unlike any other coating method. UV coatings also provide good resistance to solvents and abrasion – much better than most water-based coatings. Because of its high sheen, UV coatings are popular on a wide variety of products, including custom medical packaging, sales kits, marketing/ad agency kits and cosmetic packaging.
Everyone loves the look of UV, but it can be extremely demanding when other finishing processes are being used recommending utilizing spot UV on boxes or other applications to keep the UV coating off the glue flap area. It is recommended to foil stamp first and then apply the UV coating to prevent possible problems.