MorningPrint Product Feature: Spot UV

Do you want your business card to pop? A spot UV on MorningPrint’s Standard Coated 14pt matte can help you achieve something memorable. Spot UV is a clear coat or gloss that is applied over the card stock itself or printed areas. A UV light is used to cure the varnish which dries the card almost instantly, and then you get something remarkable!

ImageSpot UV is one of our favorite finishing options as it is clean and sleek giving cards a very modern and eye catching look.

Tip: Spot UV is not recommended for fully bled background as peeling can occur on the edges.

How to prepare files for Spot UV:

Spot UV is the only finishing option that allows a double side application, should you want spot UV on both sides you will need to include a black printing file and a back spot UV file.

All files should meet the following requirements:

Upload check list:

  •   Document is set to CMYK
  •   is at least 300dpi
  •   Convert all text to outlines: By converting fonts to outlines in programs like Illustrator and Photoshop, you will avoid font issues such as missing fonts or missing text. When converting text to outlines, the font becomes a “shape” and will look no different than its original font. If your fonts are not converted to outlines or rasterized, your design may not be viewed the way it was meant to be seen. Illustrator – Select All text – Type – Create Outlines / Photoshop – Select text layer – rasterize
  •   make sure your document is set to the right size (paper document size= 3.62” x 2.05” )

template

For spot UV you will need to have 4-6 files

  1. Front Complete – This will be the design in total of the front side
  2. Front Printing – This will be the area for ink. Keep in mind that Spot UV is a clear application so whatever color you want to show through the spot UV should be visible in this file. (Often times this file may look identical to the front complete, a case where it may differ is if the Spot UV is “blind” where it is not defined by a specific printing area).
  3. Front Spot UV– This will be the area for spot UV (clear coat), this area should be denoted in 100% black for positioning purposes.
  4. Back Complete – This will be the design in total of the backside
  5. Back Printing – This will be the area for ink. Keep in mind that Spot UV is a clear application so whatever color you want to show through the spot UV should be visible in this file. (Often times this file may look identical to the front complete, a case where it may differ is if the Spot UV is “blind” where it is not defined by a specific printing area).
  6. Back Spot UV– This will be the area for spot UV (clear coat), this area should be denoted in 100% black for positioning purposes.

*If you do not need Spot UV on the backside you just need a Back Printing file.

Example of Files 1-6:

spot UV

ImageImage

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s