BRRRR! It’s cold most everywhere this year.
This is our reminder post to make sure you keep your UV Coating at room temperature during the winter months before you use. If you receive a shipment, make sure it spends the night away from the cold before you apply it to a project.
UV Coating fluid makes your finished documents look great. Your UV Coating machine makes sure it is cured properly, so your documents shine. In the winter, your UV Coating fluid can act like a stick of butter if it is not at room temperature. You want to make sure it is not in a cold area of your building.
With cold temperatures upon us, it is important to take care of your UV coating fluid. Here are steps you should take before you run it through your UV coating machine:
Step 1 – It Loves Room Temperature
So, consider how your UV coating fluid has traveled from another state. It has been on the back of a UPS truck. The cold has altered the chemical makeup and will not spread and cure properly through your UV coating machine, so you want to make sure it gets to room temperature before you use it.
Step 2 – Shaken or Stirred.
Treat it like paint. Before you use paint, you have to either shake it or stir your UV coating fluid before it goes into your UV coating machine. Again, it is important that after it has traveled, it gets the right attention, so it applies evenly to your documents and cures correctly. Why waste money when you should be maximizing your savings using UV Coating in the first place.
UV Coating fluid, when applied, provides your documents with the right protection or shine to bring out the best in your printed material. To ensure the proper performance, care needs to be taken in colder temperatures to ensure every project is perfect It’s not much more work, it’s just part of the process. If you following the steps given, your customers will be happy.