Spot UV Rack Cards

Spot UV Rack Cards Showcase Your Special Offers

Create a standout marketing tool that does all the customer engagement work for you. Showcase your hotel’s amenities or your restaurant’s patio to potential customers in high-traffic areas. Rack card printing with spot UV distinguishes your offers and entices customers to consider your company.

Create a Stand Out Spot UV Design

Spot UV rack cards carry a distinct texture and extra shine on the surface. The gloss highlights important details as it elegantly contrasts the matte surface. Other beneficial features include:

  • Spot UV printing to one or both sides
  • Printed on thick, durable 16 pt. cardstock
  • Comes in two standard sizes: 8.5" x 3.5" and 9" x 4"

Have specific questions about spot UV printing with rack cards? Get in touch with one of our print experts to help you get started.

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 Rack Card Templates

Our layout templates will show you how to format your artwork. This ensures your rack 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 Rack Cards Layout Templates

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