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Raised Spot UV Postcard Printing

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Postcard Printing on a Whole New Level

Raised spot UV postcard printing takes ordinary postcards and turns them into works of art. The process allows you to raise specific details of your postcards to shift your customer’s eyes toward them. As an added bonus, it also adds some much-needed texture to your postcards — something standard postcards don’t offer

Comes in Two Sizes

You will be pleased to know that our raised spot UV postcards come in two sizes: 4” x 6” and 5” x 7”. These postcard dimensions give you enough room to deliver a clear message and discourage overfilling your custom postcard with unnecessary details.

Won’t Fold Easily

Raised spot UV postcards are as thick as they come. We print on 16 pt. cardstock, one of the sturdiest cardstocks we have available. They’re not flimsy at all and will not bend easily.

16 pt. cardstocks are about half the thickness of a credit card.

Soft to the Touch

Our cardstocks have velvet lamination applied to them. This means any part of the postcard surface that doesn’t have spot UV applied is soft to the touch and has no glare.

The difference between the raised spot UV and the soft, velvety texture makes for an interesting, contrasting texture you can truly feel.

Be the Boss. Go Emboss.

There are advantages to using raised spot UV printing for your personalized postcards. It accentuates details that would otherwise be lost visually. Put next to standard postcards, raised spot UV postcards tend to stand out more. Your product images can be more exciting by adding texture to them that mimic the real thing.

Unlike foil stamping, you can apply raised spot UV printing across different colors.


What do you mean by turnaround time?
It refers to how many business days it would take to print your postcards. Shipping time is not included.

Are these postcards waterproof?
No. But they are water-resistant.

What’s the difference between spot UV and raised spot UV?
Raised spot UV postcard printing applies several layers of spot UV to raise the ink by several millimeters (roughly .05 mm).

Raised Spot UV File Preparation Guidelines

What are the best design practices for raised spot UV printing?

  • Limit the text’s font size to a minimum of 7 points, if the font has thin strokes, and 9 points, if the font has thicker strokes.
  • Borders and strokes should be above 1.5 points.
  • Raised spot uv coverage should not be more than 30% of the final order size. If you have more than 30% uv coverage, the cards will be stuck together, making a block of cards.

How should I prepare my file for raised spot UV printing?

Your regular color file should come with a raised spot UV template layer that shows where to apply the raised spot UV printing.

Apply 100% K to the section that will have raised spot UV.

Color all other areas without raised spot UV as white.

For better results, we recommend creating your raised spot uv mask layers in vector-based applications such as Adobe Illustrator. This will help keep the sharp edges of your raised spot uv cards as sharp as they can get.

A normal CMYK layer


A layer for raised spot UV


The final printed product


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Raised Spot UV Postcard Templates

Our templates can help you create your custom postcards with ease. Our templates are available in a number of formats. Select one of the available templates to start your download.