What is UV Printing and What Can It Do for You?

Ultra Violet (UV) printing is different from conventional printing in a number of ways. The basic elements – ink and paper – are the same, but the overall process and the products involved are completely unique.  

In conventional printing, ink dries when solvents found in the ink evaporate into the air and absorb into the paper. UV inks, on the other hand, are cured on press via UV lamps. 

Combined with high-quality products, UV printing offers a wide range of benefits, making it the preferred choice for a wide range of unique and high-quality print work.  

UV printing offers many advantages:  

  • Better for the environment – the unique drying process results in fewer emissions of volatile organic compounds into the environment.
  • Greater flexibility – UV inks can dry on a variety of substrates, including plastics and other unusual stocks.
  • High-quality finishing – High gloss and protective UV coatings allow for vibrant color and long-standing quality.
  • Wide range of applications – UV has applications in coldset web, heatset web, sheetfed and flexographic printing.


toolbox-inhand (1)From coatings to fountain solutions, RBP Chemical Technology offers a number of products specifically designed for UV printers. To learn more, download this fact sheet or visit www.rbptoolbox.com



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