Spot UV

SPOT UV – Simply Stunning Business Cards

Spot UV business cards are proving to be more and more popular. Printed on superb quality 450gsm Silk stock, full colour, double or single 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

What is SPOT UV ?

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 & Design we can help and guide you with your artwork to create a business  card that your customers wont forget.

Our advice for designers that would like us to print their design 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.

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