Spot UV Header Cards Seal Your Next Sale

Spot UV header cards provide a practical and attractive packaging method for your products. The added shine from the spot UV draws a customer’s attention and entices them to check it out after a single look

Header Card Packaging Says More With Less

Distinct header card packaging can highlight your product and showcase your brand. Here’s how we distinguish your brand on display:

  • Apply high gloss spot UV printing to specific areas of your design. Place it on your product name or company logo for easy brand recall.
  • Printed in full color on the front and on sturdy 14 pt. cardstock.
  • Comes scored, which means the lines for folding are visible for quick preparation.
  • The standard sombrero hole is included for quick and easy hanging.

Have more questions about this product? Our print experts are available to help.

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 Header Card Templates

Our layout templates will show you how to format your artwork. This ensures your header 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.

View Spot UV Header Cards Layout Templates

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