Traditional spot UV involves a UV varnish being applied to paper to create a high gloss finish in certain ‘spot’ areas of a design. This process can only be produced on coated papers and is most commonly used on top of either a matt or soft touch laminate finish. This is because the matt finish of the lamination provides even more contrast with the spot UV. Traditional spot UV can’t be used on uncoated papers because it requires a coating to sit on top of. However, an excellent alternative to spot UV is clear gloss foil stamping. This process involves..

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