Golden Gel Topcoat with UVLS
Golden Gel Topcoats w/UVLS provide a water based non-removable topcoat which absorbs ultra violet light to protect against fading of both dye and pigment based ink jet inks or any other elements below the topcoat. They provide a durable, water resistant finish and can also be used to create a transparent barrier upon which paint or other materials can be applied, to build texture, and to modify gloss. Available in both gloss and semi-gloss finishes. The gloss coating dries to a clear, highly reflective surface. The semi-gloss finish provides a translucent, satin like surface. As with all top coatings, it may alter the saturation of colors in the image.
Using Over Water Sensitive Materials, Such as Inkjet Prints and Watercolors
When applying over water sensitive coatings such as inkAID Clear Gloss, Clear Gloss Type II, Clear Semi-Gloss, and Clear Matte it is important to test the application before proceeding. If testing shows that the coatings or the printed image will be easily damaged it is recommended that a sealing coat of Golden Archival Varnish or Golden MSA Varnish first be applied before the Gel Topcoat.
Golden Gel Topcoats w/UVLS can be applied to water resistant inkAID coatings such as the White Matte and Translucent Gloss products. Do not apply Golden Archival Varnish or Golden MSA Varnish on either the inkAID White Matte or Translucent Gloss coatings as this will damage the printed image.
For additional information regarding the use of Golden Artist Colors products over inkjet prints refer to Just Paint Issue #14.