If you’ve decided to have your design feature a special finish such as spot UV or foil, you will need to submit a couple of different file types. The first file type is the artwork submitted as standard. The second file would feature your artwork with the special finishing areas imposed over the top. The final file that is required highlights just the finishing areas without being imposed onto the artwork. To be on the safe side, it’s best practice to submit this set up as a fifth colour to prevent it being printed in case the wrong file ends up going on press.
Top tips for using Spot UV
So why not take your design to the next level by adding a dash of spot UV? If you need some samples of cards using Spot UV to get those ideas flowing, then just let us know and we will send you some across. Alternatively, we would love so speak with you direct to advise how to get the most out of special finishes. You can also download Our Artwork Guidelines to help you when submitting artwork to print. They cover the best practices for submitting artwork.
We'd love to help you with your next print or design project.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to our team, simply call us on 01522 300222.