Spot UV Business Cards
Spot UV Business Cards
Add a spot of glamor to your business cards with spot UV!
100% Quality Guaranteed
100% Quality Guaranteed
Designer-Verified Artwork Proofs
Every art file from every Spot UV Business Cards order is hand-checked by our meticulous PrePress team.
Fast & FREE Temporary Prints
Want something fancy but need something fast? That's why we offer free holdover prints for orders over $250.
100% Hassle-Free Exchange Guaranty
If you're not totally happy with your Spot UV Business Cards, easily request a reprint or refund within 14 days.
Seriously Safe & Secure Payments
We do everything in our power to keep your data safe. Full PCI compliance & data privacy standards.
Spot gloss to contrast matte paper and create a unique visual effect!
FAQs - Spot UV Business Cards
Spot UV Business Cards can be produced on any of these great stocks:
|16 pt Matte Coated||18 pt Silk Matte Laminated||16/32/48 pt Silk Laminated|
|20 pt Soft Touch Laminated||16/32/48 pt Soft Touch Laminated|
Spot UV Business Cards can be enhanced with any of these optional features:
- Rounded Corners
- Spot Gloss UV
Everything in Basic, plus:
- Matte Lamination (Silk or Soft-Touch)
- Raised Spot UV
- Raised Foil (3 Colors)
- Hot Foil (Limited Colors)
- Edge Painting (Limited Colors)
- Layered Papers (Limited Colors)
Everything in Standard, plus:
- Hot Foil (All Colors)
- Die Cutting
- Laser Cutting
- Letterpress Printing
- Spot Color Printing
- Raised Ink (Thermography)
- Paper Duplexing
- Embossing / Debossing
- Edge Painting (All Colors)
- Edge Foiling
Spot UV Business Cards typically require:
- BASIC, STANDARD, or PREMIUM Turnaround Time (See chart below)
Turnaround depends on the paper & features selected for your project.
Not sure which category your order falls in to? Feel free to contact our support team.
(2-4) Business Days*
+ Ship Time
(2-4) or (5-7) Business Days*
15 Business Days*
+ Temporary Prints (please ask about pricing)
* These are Averages based on our previous 12 months of orders.
By policy, we DO NOT GUARANTEE TURNAROUND TIMES - there are simply too many factors outside of our control.
Please note, Ship Time is in addition to Production Time.
If you do have a HARD DEADLINE, please reach out to our customer support before placing your order to confirm feasibility.
For orders over $250, we offer Temporary Prints to help bridge longer wait times. These are basic 16 pt full color prints that can ship out in 2-3 days.
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What is spot UV and how is it used in business cards?
Spot UV is a way to print by putting a thin layer of UV (ultraviolet) varnish on a certain part of a printed piece to make it look shiny and raised. It can be used to make business cards more interesting and tactile and to make certain parts of the design stand out.
Can I use spot UV for any type of business card design?
Spot UV can be used to improve many different kinds of business card designs, from those that are simple and sleek to those that are bold and graphic. It works best when used to draw attention to certain design elements, like logos or text, instead of the whole card.
What colors of spot UV are available for business cards?
Spot UV is usually done with a clear or glossy finish, or with our "dusting" technique. By applying a special varnish to some parts of your printed piece and then coating it with an ultrafine powder, you can get shimmery matte results that stay in place when heated.
How do I design a business card with spot UV?
When making a business card with spot UV, it's important to make a separate layer (called a Mask file) for the spot UV parts of the card in your design file. Make a pdf file that is all black and white by setting the color value of all black areas to K = 100% (C=0 M=0 Y=0 K=100).
Black areas show where you want the finish to go, while white areas won't get any finish.
This makes it easier for your printer to put the spot UV on the card correctly. It's also a good idea to keep your business card design simple and graphic, since spot UV works best when it's used to bring attention to certain design elements.
Are spot UV business cards durable?
Spot UV business cards are just as durable as regular business cards as long as they are handled with care. They won't fade or change color, either, so they will keep looking great for years to come.
Can I print full-color designs with spot UV?
Yes, you can use spot UV to print full-color designs. Spot UV varnish will be used to add a glossy finish to certain parts of the printed design, giving it a sleek and professional look.
How can I make my spot UV business cards stand out?
Consider pairing your spot UV business cards with other unique print finishes, like embossing or hot foil, to really make them stand out.
Can you use spot uv on any kind of paper?
Spot UV printing works best with coated papers like soft-touch, silk, or matte. This is because the coating helps protect the paper and gives the varnish a smooth surface to stick to. But, if you want to use spot uv on uncoated papers, we often recommend using a clear raised thermographic ink which has a very similar look to raised spot uv, just a little more of a bumpy texture.
Business Card Examples Pack
Learn how to enhance your Spot UV Business Cards with our Business Card Examples Pack.
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