Best for full coverage coating that’s less likely to crack than UV coatings. For spot applications, UV coating is the only choice.
Aqueous is typically used for its functionality. For example, it can prevent ink rub and scratches, and can be FDA-approved for contact with food.
More economical than UV coating
Protects material from scuffs and scratches
Can prevent ink rub
Water-based coating, not oil-based like UV coating
Can fit within FDA regulations for dry and/or wet greasy food contact
Spot coating is not available
Air dries, no additional energy required