Spot UV Business Cards

Spot UV Business Card Printing That Showcases the Important Details

Spot UV business cards make a big impression, whether at a meeting or found in a stack of contacts. Spot UV business card printing highlights the most important details of your design, such as your logo and contact information. Customers see the distinction immediately upon receiving your custom spot UV business card.

A Complementary Contrast

Spot UV printing leads the eyes to the most important parts of your business card design. It applies a high gloss layer on any area or a specific part of the card. Give your logo that extra shine or call attention to your business’ address.

Primed for a Premium Audience

All spot UV business cards are printed on durable 16 pt. cardstock. This is slightly thicker than the standard 14 pt. cardstock, making it perfect for companies targeting a high-end market. The added rigidity protects it from creases and folds while being handled or distributed.

Add two protective coatings on the surface of your business card:

  • Gloss coating can be applied on the entire backside to highlight other details on your business card.
  • Matte is the perfect complement to a high gloss spot UV logo on the front side. It provides a smooth, subdued surface that is easy to read.

Show Them the Standard

Choose from five different business card sizes that include these popular, standard dimensions:

  • 2" x 3.5" is the standard US business card size. Neither you nor your clients will have problems keeping this in wallets or cardholders.
  • 2.5" x 2.5" is ideal for square shaped designs. With dimensions taller than the standard, you’re free to emphasize a central element like a logo or image.
  • 1.75" x 3.5" is a slimmer size that still fits in most business card holders and standard sized wallets. A handy, easy to carry, and stand out option.

Include rounded corners to your business card design for a memorable impression. Each corner can measure either ¼" or ?" in radius. Avail of our spot UV printing business cards today and your order will arrive protected in a box.

Q&A

By when can I expect my spot UV business card order?
The "ready to ship in time" refers to the time it takes to produce your order. Spot UV business cards can be ready for shipping in 7 business days. Input your zip code at the bottom of the calculator to find out the exact date of arrival.

What is the difference between spot UV and raised spot UV?
Spot UV applies a flat, high gloss finish to a specific area in your business card design.
Raised spot UV also applies a shiny gloss but elevates that element from the card.

Spot UV Printing File Requirements

Keep in mind the following file requirements below as you create a design using our downloadable templates:

  1. The font size should be a minimum of 7 or 8 points. Avoid printing small text or fine lines in spot uv.
  2. Border and stroke must be more than 1.5 points.
  3. Images and artwork should be at least 300 DPI.
  4. All files should be in CMYK color mode.
  5. Make sure there is a 1/8" (0.125") bleed around the trim size.
  6. The safe zone should be 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line.

How to Prepare Your Artwork for Spot UV Printing

  1. Create two layers that differentiate the areas printed in regular ink from the elements with spot UV printing.
    1. The regular CMYK layer shows which areas are printed in ink. The elements should show their actual colors and sizes on print.
    2. The spot uv printing layer only shows the elements that will appear in spot UV. The element(s) that will be printed in spot UV should have the same location as seen on the CMYK layer. Apply 100% K on the spot UV area and place the rest of the design in white.
    3. The images below show the difference between the two layers:

  2. Alignment is crucial to the file preparation process. The CMYK and spot UV printing layers should both have the same size. Common elements must be in the same position on both layers.

Spot UV Business Card Templates

Our layout templates will show you how to format your artwork. This ensures your business cards print correctly. Follow the steps below to prepare your product for spot uv printing:

  1. Create two layers on your file.
  2. The first layer shows the design in regular CMYK color.
  3. The second layer shows which areas will be printed in spot uv. Color all portions for spot uv printing in 100% K. All other sections that will be printed in regular CMYK should be colored white.

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Need help with our layout templates?
Please refer to our guided layout instructions.

Marketing Ideas for Spot UV Business Cards

Only your imagination holds you back from creating innovative spot UV business card designs. Designs that appear flat on a standard printing surface come to life with a high gloss surface. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when creating your design.

  • Play with subtle patterns. Apply spot UV to several elements on a blank, monochrome background. The high gloss will immediately showcase the pattern created with these elements.
  • Minimalism creates a cleaner look. You don’t need to apply spot UV on a large image or several blocks of text. Do more with less by applying high gloss on a few lines in your logo or in a small, lined image.

Don’t over do the gloss. Spot UV contrasts the background and other elements. It’s also meant to highlight specific parts of the design, so don’t over do it.