When our 16pt Suede cards were introduced with the Raised Spot UV option, they were instantly a big hit. The card reconnects us to the “touchy-feely” world of textures and new combinations of materials. It is the perfect combination of something familiar with something new. This card has a true visual impact.
Your customers will be delighted by the bright shiny details that rise from the velvety smooth suede card foundation. The unique balance of a 16pt Velvet Laminated card highlighted by Spot Gloss with a Height of 50 Microns, creates a tactile and visual experience that customers can feel and see.
Raised Spot UV jobs are set up the same way as Spot UV jobs. When creating a Raised Spot UV job, you must include a Raised Spot UV mask file along with the regular print file.
Please note, the mask file must be vector art created in vector-based programs such as Illustrator.
The Raised Spot UV mask file is used to show where the UV coating needs to be applied.
Please only use solid 100% K (C 0%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 100%) to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images. White will indicate no UV.
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.
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 a 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 1in x 1in.
Please contact us at Color Trade Print with any questions you may have.