What is Spot UV? A Great Way to Enhance Your Print

What is spot UV? It’s a shiny layer that’s added to the entire card design or selected areas. After printing, a clear glossy UV coating is applied to select areas of the card. Theses areas can be a logo, photo or even as a blind pattern to create highlights, contrast and dimension.

Do you feel you need to take your business card to the next level? Are you wanting to standout from the crowd but not sure how to? Well, it can be done by including Spot UV into your design. Also referred to as Spot Gloss or Spot Varnish, this effect can completely change the look […]

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Do you feel you need to take your business card to the next level? Are you wanting to standout from the crowd but not sure how to? Well, it can be done by including Spot UV into your design. Also referred to as Spot Gloss or Spot Varnish, this effect can completely change the look of your custom designed business card and other printed products such as postcards, presentation folders and flyers.

What is Spot UV?

It’s a shiny layer that’s added to the entire card design or selected areas. After printing, a clear glossy UV coating is applied to select areas of the card. Theses areas can be a logo, photo or even as a blind pattern to create highlights, contrast and dimension.

It’s a simple printing process that’s one of the most popular printing techniques available.

Benefits of Spot UV

  • Ultimate Shine
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Resist Smudging
  • High Clarity

Below are some examples of business cards with Spot UV:


Enhance Your Business Card with Spot UV

  • Silk Laminated Business Card with Spot UV

    Business Card with Spot UV Printed by Primo Print

Custom Postcard with Spot UV Printed by Primo Print. We’ve created a Spot UV tutorial to help walk you through the design process.

Spot UV Tutorial

Find out how to create mask files for business cards and postcards by viewing our File Setup Tutorial.

 

Not sure how to include Spot UV it into your design? We’ll be happy to help. Please contact one of our graphic designers by completing the online form.  Feel free to browse our Spot UV photo gallery, you’ll be amazed by some of the products displayed with Spot UV.

Steven Wendt

Steven is the Internet Marketing Manager at Primoprint. He is responsible for the success of all online activities. In his spare time, you can find Steven watching any sporting event on TV. Since moving from Dayton, OH, he has become a big-time Carolina Panther and Charlotte Hornet Fan.