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.

What is Spot UV?
Learn How to Enhance Your Print

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?

Spot UV is 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:


Silk laminated business card with Spot UV printed by Primoprint

  • Silk Laminated Business Card with Spot UV

    Business Cards make a first and lasting impression for you and your brand or organization. Enhance your business card with Spot UV.

This effect can completely change the look of your business cards and other printed products such as postcard, presentation folders and flyers. 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.

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