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Glow-in-the-Dark Screen Printing Trends

Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Glow-in-the-Dark Screen Printing Trends | H&H Graphics

Glow-in-the-Dark Screen Printing Trends

We've noticed recently that glow-in-the-dark has become popular again across the board in commercial printing for a wide variety of applications.

Why now? Glow-in-the-dark has always been popular with children's toys, from stars on the ceiling to the latest fidget spinner craze. However, glow-in-the-dark hair and even donuts have become "a thing." Even Canada has minted coins that now glow in the dark.

Simply put, glow-in-the-dark offers a unique way to engage with consumers and other target markets in a way that is Anything but Ordinary. Here are some examples of how we do it.

Glow-in-the-Dark Commercial Printing Applications

Glow in the Dark Printing: Light   Glow in the Dark Printing: Dark

We recently won a GLGA Award for the Identify the Rap Artist Game pictured above. We've also done a lot of spot printing on retail POP displays, primary and secondary packaging, gift boxes, tags, clings, posters, maps, business cards, and just about anything related to Halloween.

Where Can Glow-in-the-Dark Be Printed?

Glow-in-the-dark spot screen printing can be utilized on all types of printing and numerous substrates with very tight registration and detail. The glow is strongest when printed over a light color, so if it doesn't impact the art work visuals we suggest white. We do offer a glow-in-the-dark coating compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 regulations and ASTM F963-11 Standard Consumer Safety Specification on Toy Safety.

Example Project: Telecom Map

We recently did a glow-in-the-dark screen printing project for a company that wanted to light up their telecommunications coverage maps. They chose us after we demonstrated our expertise (in our R&D process), knowledge and experience screen printing with inks and UV coatings. We provided upfront consultation prior to the press proof run and eventual production run. Being new to glow-in-the-dark printing, they were hesitant and concerned about this project. They worried they might not be able to find a company that could successfully convert their concept into print reality. Once they became aware of our capabilities they knew they were in good hands. They are absolutely delighted with the results and we're already in discussion about new projects.

What Do You Want to Glow?

Whatever the application, we have the experience and ability to customize "glow-in-the-dark" so the only limit is your imagination.


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