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May 5, 2023
What is UV Printing？
As its name implies, UV printing relies on ultraviolet technology to almost instantly cure ink. While the actual process is the same as conventional offset printing, there are significant differences involving the ink itself, as well as the method of drying it. The UV printing process involves special inks that have been formulated to dry and cure upon exposure to ultraviolet light sources inside the press. UV inks can be bolder and more vibrant than conventional offset inks because there is virtually no dry back.
UV printing is perfect for folding carton boxes that are made from brown/white kraft paper, some boxes made from special paper and corrugated paper with brown/white kraft liner paper.
What is Offset Printing？
Offset printing is a traditional printing method that uses plates, ink, and paper. It involves transferring an inked image from a plate to a rubber sheet or blanket and then to the printing surface. This printing method is called offset because the ink is not transferred directly to the paper. Instead, it is transferred to the rubber blanket and then to the paper, creating a sharp and clear image.
Offset printing is a versatile print method. When you use coated paper to make a folding carton box or grey cardboard box with coated 2 side paper, you can choose offset printing.
Advantage / Disadvantage:
|UV Printing||Increased Durability（fade-resistant）||
Higher machine setup fee.
|Dry Fast (curing ink)|
Environmentally-Friendly Printing(no harmful toxins, and Reverse UV finishing, don’t need plastic lamination)
Expanded range of printing materials(synthetic paper and plastic PET/PVC material)
|Offset Printing||More accuracy for crisp, sharp lines and details||
Not suitable for kraft paper printing and some special paper printing due to slow dry ink
|Widely Use; Variety Options||
Need matte or glossy lamination to protect the ink
2023,26 June by Melinda