Print Finishes: Spot High Gloss UV Varnish
In the latest of our sequence of blog posts about the various print finishes we offer at Colour Print, we’ll be taking a look at Spot High Gloss UV Varnish. A finish that can be selectively applied to your printed material so as to give certain areas a shiny look and feel.
Definition of Spot High Gloss UV Varnish
For a better understanding of what printers mean when they talk about Spot High Gloss UV Varnish, this term is probably worth breaking down into its component parts:
- Spot. This means that the finish can be applied to just part of a page (unlike a technique such as gloss lamination which must be applied to the whole page).
- High Gloss. Glossiness is a description of how reflective something is. High gloss means that the area treated will be highly reflective.
- UV Varnish. The UV stands for ultraviolet. When dry, a thin coating of varnish cured by UV light creates the shiny finish we’re looking for.
Deluxe Print Finishing Technique
Spot High Gloss UV Varnish is a deluxe technique that adds glamour to your printed materials. We most frequently apply Spot UV varnish to the covers of brochures and leaflets advertising high-end products and bespoke services. However, we have also used the technique on business cards, book covers and flyers. Highlighting lettering or a company logo is a popular and effective use of Spot UV varnish.
For maximum contrast, you can combine a Spot High Gloss UV Varnish with a Matte finish laminate. Check out our recent post on lamination for more details. All brochures are also available in a range of binding options.
To talk to our print experts about our bespoke print finishes, call the offices of our printworks on 01603 488001.