Print Finishing Company to Offer New UV Coating Service for Offset and Digital Printing

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Classic Laminations now provides UV coating service that adds the finishing touch that printers demand on offset and digitally printed materials.

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UV coating machines can be costly, so commercial printers and in-plant print shops don’t usually invest in one themselves. Our UV coating services allow printers to add this finishing process to their printed pieces at a fraction of the cost.

Northeast Ohio’s print finishing leader Classic Laminations announced the installation of its new UV coating machine and is now offering UV coating services to commercial printers and in-plant print shops. UV coating is an economical way to spice up and protect offset and digitally printed collateral.

Digital printing has grown dramatically in the last decade and with it the need to protect toner from the vulnerabilities of scratch and abrasion from handling and sorting, as well as fading from exposure to sun and ambient light. The remedy is UV coating.

Classic Laminations, serving printers and in-plant print shops in Cleveland, Columbus, Southern Michigan and Western Pennsylvania, offers UV coating as an inexpensive means to protect digitally printed, as well as traditional offset printed materials, and provides the service on a quick turnaround basis.

“UV coating machines can be costly, so commercial printers and in-plant print shops don’t usually invest in one themselves. Our UV coating services allow printers to add this finishing process to their printed pieces at a fraction of the cost. They don’t have to tie up capital, and only pay for what they need,” said Jim Tidd, owner of Classic Laminations, adding that “Partnering with printers for all their print finishing needs has been mutually beneficial, especially in market conditions like we have experienced for the last five years.”

The cutting-edge UV coating services at Classic Laminations are now available in matte, satin, and high gloss finishes. With the popularity of digital printing comes the increased demand for high-end results along with fast turnaround times. The UV coating ensures a quality finish, protects the toner from damage caused by mail sorting machines, and is available for printers both large and small.

The extreme gloss of the high gloss UV coating exceeds all other coatings, such as varnish and aqueous coatings, and can impart an almost “wet” look to photographic images. For a printed piece with a lot of line copy, satin or matte finish is recommended to impart a non-glare surface that makes the text easy to read while still adding protection and a rich feel. Ultraviolet (UV) cured coatings are increasing in popularity within the printing and packaging industries and will enhance the surface of whatever they are applied to.

Al Grant, director of sales at Fusion Digital Paper,™ which offers synthetic products specifically engineered for high-heat toner digital printing, said the UV coating is the perfect touch for its Fusion Peel N Stick Postcards™.

“Classic Laminations has mastered the UV coating treatment. Our company is founded upon quality synthetic substrates that are waterproof and tear resistant for digital printing. Customers expect nothing less than for items digitally printed on Fusion Digital Paper™ to stand up to the elements and the UV coating is becoming very popular for our Fusion Peel N Stick Postcards™ to both add a nice gloss appearance and also for protection when going through high speed postal sorting equipment. I can always count on quality work from Classic Laminations,” Grant added.

The advanced UV coating technology is complex, but the print finishing experts at Classic Laminations have perfected the process, which includes an automated feeding system to improve turnaround time and productivity. The UV coating can be applied to one or both sides of a printed piece. To handle a wide range of projects, paper weights from 100# text to 24 PT board can be UV coated. More information about UV coating and other print finishing services offered by Classic Laminations can be found at

About Classic Laminations

Classic Laminations has been providing premium print finishing throughout the Midwest since 1976, and their experienced staff and vast array of equipment ensure that virtually all print finishing needs desired by clients can be handled effectively. Their staff is intimately aware of how the evolving printing needs of today’s businesses are impacted by changing technology, and their hands-on approach to providing flawless print finishing allows them to work directly with clients who require comprehensive solutions. Specific knowledge and expertise of digital print finishing has expanded their customer base outside their normal marketing area. By providing complete print finishing services for jobs of any size, Classic Laminations allows printers to concentrate on building their businesses rather than investing in additional manpower and equipment, improving efficiency and profit margins across the board. To learn more about Classic Laminations, visit their website, or give them a call at (440) 735-1333.

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