Spot UV business cards feature a clear shiny coating over any design element you choose. Upgrade to Premium (Silk 18pt) or Luxury (Suede 20pt) to make the contrast even more dramatic.
- (3) Great Papers: 16 pt Matte, 18 pt Silk laminated, or 20pt Suede
- Transparent spot UV coating – on any design element!
- Choose rounded or square corners
- Spot gloss on 1 or 2 sides
- Available in Standard, Square, and Mini sizes
How it works
Choose your paper and print options and get instant pricing from the calculator.
Upload your artwork or choose our Free Design Service and describe your vision.
Approve your PDF proof, Pay for your order, and try to contain your excitement :)
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Who will create the artwork?
Free design service
Simply tell us your vision and let us create a spot UV design for you - including the mask files.
Design service is completely FREE
Answers to some of the most common questions about Spot UV Business cards.
As you may have heard, UV coating refers to applying a clear liquid coat over printed designs. This is treated under ultraviolet light, drying it instantly.
For some designs, spot UV is done instead. This is where you apply the UV coating only on specific areas of the printed design. You don’t have to coat the entire paper surface. The same drying process is used, but the depth effect you get is more focused on certain elements of your card.
For example, if you want to highlight your logo, spot UV on the edges could give it a luxurious sheen. Or if you have a custom image printed on your card, you could add spot UV to contrast it against the paper.
The great thing about it is that it doesn’t interfere with the colors of your print material. It only casts varying levels of gloss or texture based on what suits your style. The thick coating will also give your card a smooth and tactile quality.
However you use it, spot UV is a creative technique that adds texture and depth to your design.
When creating a Spot UV order, You must include a Spot UV file along with the regular full-color file.
We call this a "mask file" and it shows where you intend for the spot gloss clear coating to be applied.
Use 100% K to indicate where you would like the UV. White will indicate no UV.
If you are not comfortable setting up your files or just don't have the time, our prepress designers are happy to handle this for you.
Just upload what you have and we will do the rest.
You can order Spot UV on a Standard, Square, or Mini sized business card.
Standard production time is (2-4) business days.
The average ship time in the USA is (1-3) business days.
Best case: 3 business days
Worst case: 7 business days
We will reprint your order for free or if you prefer, refund your money.