May 29, 2024


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Designing the Perfect Spot UV Business Cards for Your Business

Choosing the right business card for your business can be difficult. This article will examine the options and best practices for customers who would like to opt for spot UV printed options.

Spot UV printed cards allow you to select areas of the business card that should be highlighted and the spot UV effect will do this by making this area glossy and slightly raised, and this can give the business card an extra bit of flare whilst maintaining a look of sleek professionalism. The spot UV part of the card is excellent for highlighting logos or important information such as email addresses or company names. However in addition to this, there are a number of different finishing options and varieties available with this type of business card:

  • Spot UV cards are unlike some other card types in that they are available in both full colour and double-sided giving customers great flexibility and a greater amount of options when it comes to personalising their business card so that it stands out from the crowd, it also allows the customer to choose a business card that correctly reflects the nature of their business and the message and reputation it wishes to project to consumers.
  • These types of cards are very flexible and are available from many suppliers that offer different shapes of business card such as single or multiple round corners.
  • A number of finishing options such as hot foil, embossed and debossed can be applied to this type of card, giving further personalisation to the customer.
  • To get the best possible effect and feel, it is best to choose high quality card to print onto, typically 400gsm is high enough quality and provides a sturdy and durable feel. Although higher qualities are available from many outlets.
  • Established printers will advise that clients avoid 100% spot UV coverage on the cards as this can dilute the effect of the spot UV.

Due to the high quality nature of this type of printing and the intricate styling of a typical design, quick turnarounds in terms of printing and delivery are not always possible; however a turnaround of approximately six days is in many cases very achievable. Although if a number of finishing options are required then this can take longer due to the additional design and physical work required to complete the business card, however the finished product is well worth waiting for.