What is SPOT UV I hear you say…. well it is an area of Ultra Violet gloss coating that creates a glossy finish to a targeted areas on top of your printed job to make your business cards , postcards and flyers stand out from your competition.
SPOT UV works well on larger or smaller areas and as a pattern on a flat background. The varnish is applied using a process similar to screen printing,. We would advise that it is not suitable for small text as it can make it difficult to read. At Millfield Media Print Shop we can help and guide you with your artwork to create a business card that your customers wont forget. We also have a help hub on our website to assist you when you are creating and uploading your artwork, not to mention our 5* customer service.
Our advice for designers is that when you are supplying files for print you must also supply artwork for the spot UV itself. The SPOT UV artwork should consist of solid black shapes – 100% K only and in the exact position on the page where the spot UV is required, ideally in vector as opposed to bitmap formula.
HELPFUL TIP: The Spot UV must be on a separate page and have the same dimensions and crop marks in the same position as the printed file.To do this firstly create a blank PDF that is 85 x 55mm, then insert it in one of the two following ways. Either combine your files using Acrobat Combine PDF function, or insert the blank page into the PDF by using Acrobat Insert Page function. Please then ensure that the page order is as described above.
These business cards are proving to be more and more popular. Printed on superb quality 450gsm Silk stock, full colour, double sided then matt laminated to both sides. We then add the Spot UV Varnish to any part of your design; such as logo, pattern or name.This highlights aspects of your design and gives a truly luxury feel they start from just £24 all with free delivery, you can choose delivery options which allows you to budget and save money if you can wait for a couple of weeks.