Spot UV Business Cards - Spot UV Business Cards
Spot UV Business Cards - Overview
What are Spot UV Business Cards? Whether you are aware of it or not, you have undoubtedly handled a business card that featured a full wash of UV gloss coating. That is because high gloss uv business cards are the most commonly produced type of card in the world.
Spot uv, as you might have guessed, means that the UV coating is only applied to certain areas or “spots” on the business card. This is generally utilized in order to create a desirable visual and tactile contrast between gloss and matte or uncoated mediums.
Spot UV Example Uses: In the video depicted right, spot uv is used to create a repeating background pattern that provides just the right depth in order to make the logo jump right off the card. Other uses might include using spot uv to highlight a logo, or employee name.
How to setup Spot UV art files?
When submitting a spot uv business card order, you or your graphic designer must provide what we call a “spot mask” along with your regular CMYK print file.
The spot mask file is simply a black and white PDF, where anything that is show in key black (100% K) will get coated with UV and anything shown in white will not. Make Sense? If not, please check out the file preparation tab.
Watch Video: How to Setup Spot UV Business Cards
Spot UV Printing is all about Contrast
Often, good design is about creating contrast, it’s about guiding your viewers eyes and telling a convincing story by combining shapes, photos, color, and typography. Spot UV business cards are an excellent choice for businesses who wish to really create visual emphasis.
Spot UV also serves to create a textural or tactile contrast as well. When your prospect runs their finger over your card for the first time, the variable sensation of smooth flat matte stock and the sleek of uv gloss will let them know that you are someone who pays attention to detail.
Spot UV Business Cards Resources:
If you’re looking for more information on how to use spot uv creatively with your new business card design, check out the links / articles below:
- Creative Overflow: 30 Stunning Spot UV Business Cards
- How to Setup Spot UV Business Cards
- Attention Grabbing Spot Busines UV Cards
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Details of paper stock as well as the production methods listed.
A simulation of what your finished card will look like. Please note the final product will differ slightly from the mock up.
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Spot UV offset significant
The customer service and upload/proof process was exceptional, as was the turnaround time. However, I would not recommend the Spot UV - While there was a warning before print that it could be up to (I believe) 1/16" offset, I didn't think it would make a huge difference. Come to find out, it does make a major difference and all of my cards appear to be offset by at least that much one on side, giving it a sort of "blurred vision" effect (like those "focus" t-shirts that were popular in the 90s). If I had known it would be THIS offset, I would have chosen a different finish or planned my design around it.
Such nice quality card
We are so pleased with our cards. They are of such nice quality and they were delivered much quicker than expected. Another great job Print Peppermint.
Room for Improvement
The print itself is on point. The Spot UV looks great, the colors turned out sharp and clear. We are incredibly disappointed with the edges. They are a complete mess. Not clean cuts at all. Very disappointing. This part is my own fault, but I was also disappointed to order a black on black card and have white edges. Not sure how to mitigate that issue in the future, but it really takes away from the black on black design.