Spot UV Printing is a printing technique that uses ultraviolet coating to create a shiny or glossy effect on printed materials. Spot UV Printing is perfect for adding an extra dimension and captivating visuals to your prints, as it enhances the colors of any paper material with its unique reflective properties. Spot UV Printing produces extraordinary results in business cards, postcards, brochures, packaging, and more.
What is Spot UV Printing?
Spot UV printing is a technique that involves adding an extra layer of glossy coating onto printed materials. This varnish gives the design a textured, raised appearance that stands out from the rest of the print job and can be glossy or matte. Spot UV printing uses ultraviolet (UV) light to cure the coating so it becomes part of the printed surface. Spot UV printing is an advanced technique that allows for more intricate details and textures than traditional offset printing. Spot UV gives your design a unique look, perfect for making your business cards stand out from the crowd or giving promotional materials a high-end feel.
Benefits of Spot UV Printing
Spot UV Printing is the perfect way to create eye-catching prints that stand out from the competition. Spot UV printing adds an extra layer of gloss and dimension to your designs, making them look more professional and visually appealing. Spot UV printing can also be used to add a subtle texture, such as a raised logo or text, to your design.
Spot UV Printing is ideal for creating an increased perceived value of your printed materials and is perfect for small-quantity orders.
Suggested Uses for Spot UV
Spot UV can be used to make the logo on a business card stand out or make a product image more realistic in the packaging or brochure. Spot UV is also great for adding texture to text, making it easier to read. Spot UV can also be used for creating detailed designs with multiple layers of gloss and texture such as maps or product diagrams. Spot UV printing is also perfect for promotional materials such as flyers or postcards.
Your logo will stand out from the rest of the design when Spot UV Printing is applied. Spot UV printing will give your logo a textured, raised look that adds an extra dimension to the design and makes it more eye-catching. Recommend your logo designer to add it to your business card.
Slogan and Tagline
Spot UV printing is a great way to make your slogan and tagline stand out from the rest of the text on the page. Spot UV will add texture and dimension, making them easier to read and more memorable.
Spot UV can be used to create an extra layer of gloss, making images appear more vibrant and realistic. Spot UV printing is perfect for product images on packaging or brochures, as the Spot UV will give them a three-dimensional look. Spot UV printing is also great for making artwork stand out from the rest of the design.
How to Set Up Spot UV for Printing
When setting up Spot UV for printing, it is important to make sure the Spot UV files are properly set up.
Spot UV files should be in vector format and all Spot UV elements should be separate from the design file. Spot UV artwork should also be mirrored so that it prints correctly on the final product.
Two different files must be created when Spot UV Printing – one for the Spot UV layer and one for the design. Spot UV files should be created in vector format with Spot UV elements set to 100% black.
What Format Should I Use for Spot UV Printing?
When Spot UV printing, it is important to ensure that all artwork is in vector format. Vector formats such as Adobe Illustrator (.AI) or Encapsulated PostScript (.EPS) are preferred for Spot UV printing as they can be resized and manipulated without losing any quality. Vector PDF files are also acceptable for Spot UV printing.
Where Should Spot UV Not Be Used?
Spot UV should not be used for text that is smaller than 8pt or for images that require photographic detail. Spot UV should also not be applied to areas of the design where there are small details, as Spot UV can cause them to distort. Spot UV printing is best used on designs with large, bold elements.
Spot UV Printing on Silk-Laminated Finish
Printfever offers Spot UV Printing on silk-laminated business cards. Spot UV printing on a silk-laminated finish adds an extra level of sophistication to your printed materials and makes them look more professional.
Spot UV added to a silk-laminated finish will make your design look like it has been made with embossing or debossing, without the added cost of these techniques. Spot UV printing on a silk-laminated finish can also make the text easier to read and logos more eye-catching.
Is Raised Spot UV Printing Available?
Regular Spot UV is printed flat, however, raised Spot UV is available. This type of Spot UV will add a subtle 3D effect to your design and makes logos and text stand out even more. Raised Spot UV can be felt when you run your finger over the printed piece.
Where to Get Spot UV Printing?
If you are looking for Spot UV Printing, Printfever is a great choice. We have been in business for over 20 years and specialize in business card and postcard printing. Our team of experienced professionals will ensure that your Spot UV prints come out perfect every time.
We also offer Spot UV printing on silk-laminated finishes, as well as raised Spot UV Printing. Contact us today to find out more about Spot UV Printing and how it can be used to make your designs stand out from the rest!
Do You Still Have Questions?
At Printfever, we are always available to answer any questions you may have about Spot UV Printing. Our knowledgeable team will be more than happy to help you find the Spot UV solution that best fits your design needs. Contact us today for a free quote and get started on Spot UV Printing!