The ideal way to gloss things up is with eye-catching spot UV effects found on raised spot UV postcards! This unique product will set you apart from your competitors while handing your customers eye-catching, classy cards that exude style, elegance, and class.
These elegant postcards are printed on 16pt stock and laminated on both sides with a 1.5mil scuff-resistant, soft velvet suede laminate. The result is a unique 19pt thickness and raised UV that measures 50 microns far exceeding regular spot UV.
Spot UV is a flat finish or a shiny layer that goes on the exact spot where you would like your printed piece to have an area of a high-gloss coating. Raised spot UV is the same process, except the UV that is applied stands out from the product, such that if you run your fingers over the card you will feel the UV. The depth of the raised spot UV is 50 microns.
Yes. Raised spot UV can be applied to the front of the card or on both sides.
For best results, please make sure that UV coverage is less than 30%. Otherwise, the cards will be stuck together and become a block of cards. Also, the mask file must be vector art created in a vector-based program such as Illustrator. Otherwise, you won't have sharp edges on the artwork. Up to 70% coverage is acceptable only with patterns, thin strokes, or small shapes. Ideally, the size of the area, shape, or image covered with raised foil should not exceed 1” x 1”.
It is recommended that you do not use smaller than 6pt font on the raised spot UV artwork. If, however, you use fonts with thicker strokes, it is recommended that you do not use smaller than 9pt font.