Matte Business Cards- With Spot UV (Business Card Styles - Many finishing and coating options)
About Spot UV Business Cards: Spot UV business cards stand out because the glossy varnish, UV, is applied just in limited areas of the business cards.
Does this product require special file preparation? When you order prints with spot UV, you must supply an additional file, that should only indicate where the spot UV is going to be applied. There should be a file per side, where there is black (100% K), or nothing. No gradients, no shades.
What is special about Spot UV?
There is a beautiful contrast between the substrate and the area where the UV varnish has been applied.
- There is a contrast in brightness
- The colors in the area where the varnish has been applied look more vibrant
When to use Spot UV:
A business card is a small piece of communication. When it has spot UV, from a communicatiosns point of view, you are calling attention towards certain areas of the card. In other words, you are "directing" your clients or prospects, to look specifically at certain areas.
So there are two reasons: one is purely aesthetic, and the other one is to drive attention.
Impact of Spot UV in the eyes of your prospects or clients:
They say first impressions are the most lasting. Business cards when done right can make that initial meeting most memorable. They are a physical record that your potential client will take with them to be reminded of you, your brand, and your message. Even in our digital age business cards are still an essential tool that helps remind someone who you are and what you have to offer. Simply swapping contact information digitally can seem impersonal and without forethought. Using a business card will allow you to maintain eye contact and engage in real conversation rather than having your head buried in your phone. Handing out a business card that is eye-catching and professional will also help guarantee that your card will stay in their wallet instead of being thrown on a pile in the desk drawer. Creating a unique and memorable business card will encourage someone to want to share it with others. This will put you in the minds of potential clients you haven’t even met!
File preparation for business cards with spot UV:
Besides the regular CMYK file with cut marks and bleed, there should be a second file. This other file should be a vector file that registers with the first one.
That file will have either blak 100% (K=100%) or K=0. No half tones, no other colors.
Where the black areas are, UV will be applied.
ColorCopiesUSA's graphic design services can create thos additional files for you if you need that service.
With today’s technology, the only limit to the design and creation of a business card is your imagination. The options for types of paper stocks and colors are limitless. Not only paper though, you can have them made out of metal, plastic, wood, and PVC to name a few. Custom die-cut into various shapes is a popular choice as is embossing or debossing them with your contact information. You can add a special coating like spot UV, metallic inks, or colored foil. Give us a call to help you through the various options that best suit your businesses needs so we can help you make that first great impression!
- Most common size is 3.5”x2”
- Matt paper with spot UV
- Unlimited material options
- Custom die-cut to any shape
- Quick turnaround times
- Makes a great first impression
- Easy brand recognition and retention
- Negligible per unit cost
- 100% customizable