UV printing


Not a day goes by without UV. Around the world, people get in touch with UV-printed or UV-coated products. The labelling on a shampoo bottle in the shower, the direct mail on the doorstep, the flexible packaging containing the soup and the tempting creativity of the fine chocolate box passed round after dinner. Without knowing, UV touches our lives in more ways than imagined possible and helps to create imaginative and diverse products to satisfy our needs and desires.

In the graphic arts industry, UV and thermal drying systems have been specifically developed for either direct or mobile installation for all press types.

Narrow Web



  • Paper labels, coated and uncoated papers, metallized papers, heat-sensitive papers
  • Self-adhesive plastic labels with and without base (all popular plastics)
  • Mono-film for in-mould-, wrap-around- and shrink-sleeves labels


  • Pricing and promotional labels for:
  • food products
  • cosmetics
  • medical products
  • chemical products
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • promotion and jewellery
  • Labels for the commercial sector
  • Labels for opening and re-sealing food packaging
  • Holographic labels

Print processes

  • Flexo
  • offset
  • screen printing
  • printing books
  • gravure
  • pad printing
  • inkjet
  • cold foil printing
  • hot foil printing

Advantages of narrow web UV printing

  • Extremely short curing time
  • High scratch-resistance
  • Further processing can be carried out immediately
  • High chemical resistance
  • Excellent colour quality and high gloss

Characteristics of IST METZ label printing UV systems

  • Almost all print processes can be carried out on one machine
  • Hybrid machines

Standard Features

  • The MBS Minicure is an energy-efficient system with power supply devices exactly matching the UV lamp requirements and the reflectors used (URS and CMK (cold mirror) as well as URS-A and aluminium reflectors) maximise the reflection of UV energy to the substrate.