FULL COLOUR UV PRINTING
Awards and Trophies is proud to be the first Australian awards company to offer our customers UV printing on our new Direct Jet 1024 UV printer. Photo realistic images, high impact logos and text can now be printed in vibrant full colour onto the flat surfaces of a variety of our glass, crystal, plastic, metallic and wooden products. UV printing produces a high quality, durable result far superior to colour sublimation, screen printing, paint filling or any other technique used in the industry.
As well as its greater visual impact, colour plays an important role in brand recognition; whether it's an in-house award or a sponsorship logo, full colour logos provide vital visual links to your company.
How are our products UV printed?
UV printing involves gelatinous inks being laid down directly onto the surface of the trophy/award, then being cured in position by a UV light for a bright, textured and durable finish. This multi-layered process can give the print a vibrant, almost 3D appearance.
Materials and products suitable for UV printing
UV printing requires a perfectly flat surface; products with a protruding base cannot pass through the machine unless the base can be removed. All of our products suitable for UV printing have been clearly labelled on our website and many are also displayed with artwork in full colour.
Why does colour printing cost more?
UV printing is a more intricate and time consuming process than laser engraving. The greater setup and printing time plus the greater cost of consumables necessitate the greater expense. Conventional laser engraving remains the most cost effective solution for most clients.
Can I see an artwork proof?
Yes. We will email you an artwork proof of exactly how the colours will look on your award for your approval before we commence any printing.
Will the print scratch?
When the inks are exposed to ultraviolet lights they turn into a solid with outstanding solvent and abrasion durability. Of course the print can be damaged if the trophy/award is mistreated, but generally speaking the adhesion to different products is excellent.