A spot UV coating means that certain elements of the paper will be emphasised with a gloss. This lacquer is applied after printing on the paper so that the printed matter will get depth. This feels raised when printing on smooth paper, almost making it jump of the page.
When you've ordered a product with a spot UV coating, you will need professional software such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop to provide a suitable design.
The parts of the design that you want finished with Spot UV varnish, put on a separate page in the file. When Spot UV printing, it is important that the Spot UV portion of your design is 100% black is supplied in CMYK. For more information look at our guide.
Please note that the minimum line width is 1 pt. The positioning of the lacquer layer may be slightly shifted. When placing the lacquer layer we take into account an accepted deviation of 0.5 mm. For this reason we advise against thin elements to be printed with spot UV, such as lines or letters. You get the best effect if you let the larger elements emphasize Spot UV, such as images or logos.