What is Spot UV Printing on Business Cards?

Applying spot UV to your business card or postcard is a popular added feature. We have created a spot UV tutorial to help you through the process to ensure the files are correct.

Are you looking for a way to enhance your business card or postcards? For those who want a distinctive look for their  materials can choose from a wide range of specialty printing techniques. Spot UV business cards is one of the most popular because of its versatility, impact and low cost.  What is Spot UV? You may be […]

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Are you looking for a way to enhance your business card or postcards? For those who want a distinctive look for their  materials can choose from a wide range of specialty printing techniques. Spot UV business cards is one of the most popular because of its versatility, impact and low cost.  What is Spot UV? You may be surprised to learn, however, that spot UV printing isn’t actually a printing technique at all but rather a method for coating printed products. 

At Primo Print, we have created a tutorial that will walk you through the process of setting up your mask files. You can always contact one of our customer service representative with questions or feel free to view our FAQ section.

SEE ALSO: Enhance Your Business Card with Spot UV

Mask File Setup Tutorial for Business Cards and Postcards

Although spot UV printing may sound futuristic, it’s actually a fairly simple process. The “UV” part of spot UV printing involves the use of UV light for curing a varnish placed on the printed material. Although printers can utilize this method on white paper or card stock, it’s often used on color-printed products to give the product shine, protect its color and keep moisture and damage out in order to preserve the product. 

SEE ALSO: Which Business Card is Best For You and Your Business

UV spot printing is also environmentally friendly due to its lack of volatility. This essentially means that little or no varnish becomes a gas that can escape into the open air. With different techniques, printers can create different results with UV spot printing. Because UV spot printing works best with heavier card stock, it’s most commonly used to create premium business cards or printed flyers. The “spot” part of UV spot printing refers to the ability to apply this technique to only parts of a page if desired. Because spot UV printing can deepen the color of areas it’s applied to, this property should be weighed during the design of a product.
Show off your design with stamped foil and spot UV.

Because varnished spots dry immediately upon treatment with UV light, incredible precision is possible with this technique. This opens a variety of possibilities for incorporation of spot UV printing. In the marketing world, printed materials can be enhanced this way to improve mass appeal.

We're always excited to announce our latest products. Along with our matte, inline foil, silk with stamped foil hang tag, we are excited to offer silk laminated hang tags with spot UV.

A wide range of customers appreciate the advantages of UV spot printing for many different needs. Of all the uses for UV spot printing, business cards may be the most popular. Amazing business cards can be created on a silk laminate base that creates a smooth texture and lends durability in the face of handling and moisture. Once spot UV highlights are added, a business card easily surpasses other cards in quality and presentation.

Primo Print is happy to offer a wide selection of high-quality business cards, including styles with spot uv coating on business cards. We now offer custom design services for your business card, brochure, EDDM postcard and additional printed materials. With the right touch of spot UV printing, business cards are more likely to impress recipients and generate positive responses.

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10 Crucial Parts to an Effective Business Card Design

Silk Laminated Business Card with Prink Stamped Foil and Spot UV Printed by Primo Print.

Your custom business cards are an extension of your company, and the people behind it. With this in mind, there are several considerations to make when designing your cards. Sometimes these simple networking tools can make an impression on customers and clients created before they get a chance to meet you in person, and your […]

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Your custom business cards are an extension of your company, and the people behind it. With this in mind, there are several considerations to make when designing your cards. Sometimes these simple networking tools can make an impression on customers and clients created before they get a chance to meet you in person, and your card will be testifying on your behalf. Their appearance can enhance the credibility of your business and create an image of professionalism.

However, a poorly crafted business cards can kill business opportunities and reflect badly on your company. Be sure you reflect on everything before going to print. If you need help with a design, we now offer graphic design services

Information for your Business Card

1.   Names: The names on your business card should typically be the most prominent features. This should include the name of the businesses, or organization, the specific individual, along with their job title. The size and placement of names should involve careful consideration to gain the maximum effect. I.e. should the name of the company be the most prominent or should the focus go to the name of the employee?

2.   Address: If your business has a physical location then an address, or mailing address, should  be on your business card. You could even add a map to the back of your card to give it a unique touch and make it simpler to find your business if most of your business is done in a physical location. If the company is based exclusively online then this is not necessarily an important feature for the card.

3.   Phone Numbers: If a business person has multiple numbers that are used for different purposes, the most direct line should be listed first. Also, it is a good idea to have the numbers separated with characters such as hyphens or periods to keep them readable. Make sure to be consistent with the style you choose and check the information for accuracy.

4.   Web Presence and Email: Your web presence is a vital component of your business and you want potential customers to have the ability to contact and learn about your company online. Including the company website is essential for an online business and is also a fine move for a brick-and-mortar company. Your own email address is also a necessity for a modern card, while social media links are another way of connecting with your customers and letting them know that you on top of new marketing strategies.

5.   Tagline or Description of Services: A tagline or a concise description of your business can  communicate useful information for customers. You can also include a small list of products or services.

6.   QR Codes: Adding this interactive feature to your business card will allow clients to scan it with their smart phone and be directed to your website. The QR code can link to a website, landing page or a video that explains your products or services.

Designing Your Business Card

At Primo Print, we offer a large selection of business cards and printing options. Select the right realtor business cards including 14PT, 16PT and thick 32PT business card. Make a statement.

7.   Logo: If you have a logo then using it on your business cards can help you establish your company’s identity and provide customers with a memorable image to relate to it.

8.   Product Images: If your business revolves around selling a product or even several products you can select a few of the best-selling items and feature them on your business card.

9.   Color: Although a splash of bright colors may make your card stand out, it is not always the best route to take with a business card. Choosing complimentary colors that are pleasing to the eye can add to the professional appearance of your card. Of course, it should be consistent with your logo, and company branding.

Before you choose your favorite color for designing your business cards, postcards, brochures or other printed marketing materials, think about the emotion that color evokes. Is that the emotion you want prospective clients to associate with your brand?

10.   Readability and Decorative Elements: When you choose the font size and style you need to make sure that it will be easy to read once it is printed. This includes color choice and the decorative elements on your card such as boxes and lines that can be used to separate information.

Incorporating useful information and an effective design into your business card can boost your networking prospects and build credibility for your company.

Paying attention to the outlined elements above can help you on your way to creating the perfect business card. Check out our previous blog “Business Card Ideas for Small Businesses” to learn more about creating the perfect business card. For questions about business cards, please contact us by calling 1-888-822-5815 or by completing our online form.

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