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Tough Enough: UV Innovation

January 1, 2009
While conventional lithography is the industry standard, ultraviolet (UV) printing widens the scope to more challenging substrates and demanding applications. On a press fitted for UV, the lamps cure the specially formulated inks and coatings immediately upon exposure. This not only helps eliminate dot gain but increases scuff resistance and enables multiple effects to be applied inline, often in one pass. Additionally, the 100% solid process is VOC-free.

We spoke with several printers who are employing UV technology to help them stand out from the crowd. Their stories demonstrate the efficiency, flexibility and potential of this printing method....



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