spot uv printing

Spot UV Printing

Simply put, spot UV refers to where you apply a UV Varnish (or Coating) to a specific area of your print.

This can be a clear varnish over an image, logo or text which the user will see glinting when the print is tilted towards the light.  It is applied by an additional UV ink tank (clear) on specific areas of the print after the colours have been laid down. The clear “ink” layer is then cured by exposure to a UV lamp.  

When spot UV is applied over a matt laminated single colour, text and logos appear as if by magic when the light catches the UV layer.

matt lamination

Matt Lamination

Matt lamination gives an elegant effect that offers great quality for products where image and first impressions mean everything, which is why it is a common choice for many.

Unlike gloss lamination, matt lamination can provide a softer look, as it can produce lower contrast on darker colours. Whilst forming a protective coating over the print, it does not provide the same level of protection as gloss lamination and can be prone to scratching.

Spot UV Business Cards

Spot UV business cards are a fantastic way of creating a “wow” impact on first meeting.

Using spot UV on your business cards you can highlight images, logos or text with the shiny clear UV coating that immediately draws attention.  You can also use spot UV effectively by printing text or a logo in the clear spot UV varnish overprinting onto a matt laminated single colour background. Looks mustard…

If you’re looking for inspiration for a logo or a design, just select from the design options available and we can help you produce your stand out design and integrate spot UV into your business cards.

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    Value Delivery (5-7 days)

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Spot UV Business Cards

Would you like to have a pukka business card that’s going to create a “wow” impact?

Going for a spot UV business card will create a visual impact on the recipient.  Highlighting images, logos and text is a simple and effective way of grabbing the attention of the person receiving your spot uv business card.

Another effective way of using spot UV is to add lettering in the clear UV and overprinting it onto a plain matt laminated background.  When you present your card to a new prospective client you will often observe them tilting the card in the light to see the UV effect and “bingo” you know you have made an impression.

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Do you need these business cards quickly?  If you order and upload your files before 12am we are able to offer a two day delivery to UK mainland destinations.  Simply select this option.  Otherwise chose the 3 or 5 day dispatch option, whichever suits.

Choose how many business cards you need from 50 upwards.

Then just upload your image file (don’t forget the bleed) as a .pdf, .ai, .jpeg or .tiff and you’re done!

 

Non Standard Sizes? – No problem

If you would prefer non standard sizes then that is no problem to us.  Simply upload your image artwork with your original dimensions and 3mm bleed and we will trim them to size.  The standard business card size in the UK is 85mm x 55mm (portrait or landscape).

As long as your non-standard size is smaller than 85mm x 55mm then there is no additional charge in producing them.  If, however you would like them slightly larger, please email us and we can give you a bespoke quote.

Need design help? 

Our design to print experts are here waiting to help you.  Choose the design package that is right for you and we will provide you with the help and support you need.

We can help you produce an eye catching logo or layout that will help your business card stand out from your competitors

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