Fine Art job with UV inks...

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Fine Art job with UV inks...

Post by Attitude » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:14 am

Hi all,

We're new to the forum so hope someone can help. We're looking for someone who can do a small-run fine art print job using UV inks.

Our client's artwork is shot under black light using neon and UV materials and whilst look amazing printed using conventional ink palette and we'd love to print them with UV ink for an added effect.

Thanks in advance.

info@AttitudeGallery.co.uk

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Re: Fine Art job with UV inks...

Post by Joe Wigzell » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:35 am

Heya,

Sounds interesting, but I think you may be getting a bit confused.
UV ink refers to the method of curing the inks when printed...not that they are neon/fluoro/glow under black light!
The way around it could be to print with UV inks onto a fluoro material, leaving blank space where the neon is in the artwork - so the material would 'shine through' in those spots.
Hopefully somebody can you help you out as there are a few people with UV printers on here.
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Re: Fine Art job with UV inks...

Post by Attitude » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:38 am

Thanks Joe - nope, we're looking for an ink that is UV itself which is the challenge but yes could print onto UV material.

Could be achieved by creating a screen and pulling a layer with UV neon ink but it would be nice to use 21st century technology :)

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Re: Fine Art job with UV inks...

Post by Joe Wigzell » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:39 pm

There're no UV 'neon' inks, there used to be solvent neon inks but they've pretty much died out and stopped making the printers that do them.
Printing on to a UV material would be easiest- and also mean you have the other benefits of the devices. It would naturally work anyway I imagine (without seeing the images) as the darker areas would have more ink so block out the 'UV-ness', and the lighter areas would have whatever colour was needed added.
As you say could screen too but bit of a faff and messy!
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