UV print file creation guide

Create the perfect UV print file

Design quality UV print products for yourself or your online store

Use our free Design Maker to create custom UV products

Get crisp prints by having your designs printed with industry-leading tech

Order and sell custom products with no order minimums

How UV printing works

UV prints


With the UV (ultraviolet) printing process, we print graphics straight onto the products using Mimaki Inkjet and Inkcups Helix printers. The ink is cured with UV light when it comes in contact with the print surface and gets immediately polymerized, forming a hard coating.


The printed product designs are detailed and vibrant in color with no blotchy pigments. The UV light cures the ink instantly, also forming a glossy design finish that makes its colors pop.


UV printing is commonly used to print on nonporous materials like plastic, glass, and metal. At Printful, we use this printing method on various tech accessories and some drinkware.

What UV printing does for your designs

custom iPhone case design with a butterfly graphic

With the UV printing technique, the prints come out exactly like you see them in your design file. Vibrant with rich colors and sharp, defined lines. Plus, due to the specifics of this printing method, the designs are slightly elevated, giving them a textured feel.

Avoid common issues

Why create custom UV products with Printful

Free design resources

Create original product designs by choosing visual assets from our built-in design library:

  • 300+ clipart collections for enhancing graphic designs
  • Customizable ready-made designs
  • 700+ fonts in our Text Tool
  • 550+ background graphics and 175 colors
  • Pattern Tool that creates a pattern from any design element

Stunning mockups

Get high-quality visuals of your custom products without the need for photoshoots or Photoshop. Choose your preferred mockups, download them, and then upload the visuals to your store.

No inventory needed

Sell made-to-order products without keeping stock. UV print products are designed in-house and are only manufactured once you’ve placed an order, minimizing overproduction.

Design UV printed products

Spring and summer fashion trends

product sample illustration

Order a product sample

Connect your store with Printful and order up to 3 product samples with a 20% discount. This way, you can feel the product in your hands, inspect the quality, and see how your design looks UV printed.

Work with a reliable partner

Quality products

Get your designs printed with premium materials and best-in-the-industry printing equipment

Customer support

Get answers from our round-the-clock customer support team 

No order minimums

Order one or as many products as you want—we fulfill each product on demand

Speedy worldwide shipping

Have your products shipped from the closest fulfillment center to you or your customers


I am very happy with the service

I am very happy with the service that Printful offer. The quality of the prints is of a very high standard and a lot of my customers comment on the quality which is always good.

Fuel your creativity

Custom shaker pint glass with a nature graphic
Custom airpods case
Two custom wine tumblers
Custom stainless steel water bottle

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