A UV-coating is a transparent liquid film applied on the surface of a packaging material using Ultraviolet light. UV coating is different from lamination. Even though it provides a more excellent gloss-like texture to the packaging surface, it is still different from gloss or matte lamination. These lamination types contain a plastic film coated on the packaging surfaces, and this plastic film then gives off the shine and velvet-like texture to the surface. However, the UV coating is different from lamination as it mainly gives a gloss-like texture and relies on ultraviolet light for its proper processing.
Both the lamination and UV coating are commonly applied on the surface of the packaging material. The Custom Jewelry Boxes and rigid boxes for necklaces have the utmost finishing of lamination. On the other hand, UV coating is applied on the surfaces of printed papers, business cards, and presentation folders, which magnifies the paper's shine. This coating hardens the paper's surface; therefore, it also protects the surface from unwanted harm, which I will discuss later.
The durability of lamination is much higher than the UV coating. For the packaging of products that require long-term handlings, such as book items and packaging surfaces, lamination is much more durable and demanding. On the other hand, UV Coating also provides several benefits in terms of protection but at moderate levels. Moreover, it is cost-effective and is perfect for the liquid coating of brochures, business cards, and packaging products.
Compared with varnish and aqueous coating, the UV coating has several key benefits. These benefits are as follows.
Requesting a packaging product online or learning about it from the internet does not remove the blurry line that constitutes a decision. Here at OXO Packaging, we provide free design consultation services for you where we answer all your questions thoroughly. Besides UV printing, we also use various printing technologies, lamination types, and embossing. Feel free to contact me and clear your confusion regarding these printing methods. Our customer support team and printing jargon will be there for you.