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  • Spot UV Gloss on 1 or 2 Sides
  • 16 pt Matte, 18 pt Silk, 20 pt Suede
  • Add Round Corners

/ /  Production Time  / /
2-4 business days

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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.

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 shown 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.

About the Paper Stock

Since “spot uv” means applying clear gloss to certain spots on the card, the base stock must have a matte finish in order to create that beautiful contrast that this finish is known for. If the card was already fully coated with gloss, the spot-treatment would be pointless.

For this product, we offer three types of matte paper.

  • Basic = 16 pt Matte Aqueous Coated
  • Premium = 18 pt Silk Matte-Laminated
  • Luxury = 20 pt Suede / Soft-Touch Laminated

Artwork Guidelines

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  • Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8″ bleed on each side
  • Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork inside the trim
  • Colors: supply your files in CMYK color mode (not Pantone)
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Fonts: fonts must be converted to curves/outlines
  • Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
  • File Types: PDF, EPS, TIFF or JPEG

Special Finish Guidelines

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If your project includes foil stampingspot UV, embossing, or die cutting you will need to provide a mask file (per finish) alongside your design files.

  1. Create a black and white pdf file where all black areas have a color value of K = 100%  (C=0 M=0 Y=0 K=100)
  2. Black areas represent where you want the finish to be located and white means no finish will be applied.
  3. If your project contains more than one finish, you must provide separate mask files for each finish.

Example Uses: In the video depicted above, 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.

Often, good design is about creating contrast, it’s about guiding your viewer’s eyes and telling a convincing story by combining shapes, photos, color, and typography. Spot UV business cards are an excellent choice for businesses that 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:

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    After receiving a quote from a competitor, I began my search for a new company and that’s when I found Print Peppermint. I was a bit skeptical at first, but the team was extremely helpful, down to earth, and attentive. Before placing what was a large order, I received sample packs of their business cards. They were perfect and I had no qualms with their productions or creations. So I placed my order. The cards I ordered were 32 point duplex cards. Soft touch finish on side A and watercolor paper on side B. They were digitally printed on side B, with spot UV, and gold leaf on side A. They are complicated but beautifully understated. I am beyond in love with them and they have been a large hit! *The colors are off in the photo. they are a leafy, green color, not teal.

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    Excellent service but most importantly, an exceptional product. Black suede business card with green foil is next level!

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    Excellent quality card stock and production! Best and most affordable I’ve seen yet!

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    Love the print quality and texture but wish I had chosen a heavier weight paper

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    The printing looks great and the staff was really helpful and responsive!

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    The business cards with silver foil and UV coating were exactly what we wanted. Our customer was extremely happy. Peppermint Press does top quality work!!

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    For a standard matte business card, the quality is fantastic. Customer service is top-notch; professional and attentive.

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    Great customer service and they always respond quickly.

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    Beautiful business cards! I have been ordering from Print Peppermint for a long time and will continue to use them!

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    I worked directly with Austin and his team to create a custom gift certificate for my friends hair salon. Very happy with the outcome!

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