UV coating is a kind of varnishing. But it is not printed with offset printing machines. It is done with a UV coating machines. The UV coating is a clear compound that is applied to printed paper, using ultraviolet light to dry the ultraviolet coating. In most cases, the UV coating is doing on whole page.
What’s the difference between UV coating and spot UV?
The spot UV is doing on certain area. You need to do extra spot UV plate. Meanwhile, the spot UV is thicker and glossier than UV coating.
The UV coating is doing on whole area. You don’t need to do extra UV coating plate. To compare with spot UV, the UV coating is thinner.
What’s the difference between UV coating and varnishing?
UV coating and varnishing both don’t need to do extra plate for UV coating process and varnishing process. UV coating is glossier and thicker than varnishing. Meanwhile, UV coating is more durable.
UV coating is used on book covers, catalog covers, cards, posters and so on.