Keep It in the Film!
Here's an interesting question. Is coating a part of traditional finishing?, And what about laminating? Why not? Applying any treatment to the substrate qualifies as part of the finishing process. And coating and laminating certainly play key roles in making print more presentable and durable.
UV-curable coatings can be applied to selective areas of the media (spot coating), or to the whole sheet. UV coatings are relatively easy to apply with the wide variety of machinery, and not only provide some protection for the media, but they will enhance the appearance of the sheet and provide more "pop" for the color work.