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Black light reactive print?

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by bigdave, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    NOTE - I'm avoiding usin the terms UV, spot & varnish, to avoid confusion.

    A client has asked if I can print postcards with black light reactive print. So the post card is solid black with a single line of white text, then when a black light is held over it the content is revealed.

    First question has to be is black light ink a thing? How would it be applied? And.. Who can do it?

    I've though of having the cards printed then use a stencil and black light spay paint to add the information BUT that would fall down on areas of text.
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Never done it but I have seen it, you're looking for a UV reactive inks. Because it needs to 'be the top layer' you'd basically treat it like a spot/varnish over the top I would guess. Quite a few options out there for screen printing....first link I found
    edit: that's for t-shirts etc but they look to do paper printing too so it must be possible :)
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