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Elevate Your Promotions With Raised Spot UV Postcards

Raised spot UV postcards is NextDayFlyers’ fancy spin to standard postcards. The process raises specific details of the design which not only catches the eye of the receiver, it also stimulates their tactile sensation.

Not only do these postcards have raised areas, they also come with velvet lamination. This means that any part of the postcard design that doesn’t have spot UV coating applied to it is coated with a soft, velvety texture. The effect makes for a unique visual contrast, and anyone who receives a postcard will definitely want to run their fingers on the postcard’s surface over and over again.

This premium option is available in two sizes: 4” x 6” and 5” x 7”. Both postcard dimensions have ample room for design elements that would instantly get your message across.

We also guarantee that your postcards will stay good as new no matter how you store them. Here at NextDayFlyers, we only use 16 pt. cardstock for raised spot UV postcards, which has half the thickness of a credit card.

3 Reasons to Get Your Raised Spot UV Postcards from NextDayFlyers

Are you still not convinced that you’re looking at the leading online company for raised spot UV postcards? Allow us to make it easier for you to decide.

1. Flexible customization options.
Because we can print on either or both sides of your raised spot UV postcards, it goes without saying that the coating can be on either or both sides as well. While we print the front side in full color, you have the option to leave the back blank, have it printed in black or grayscale, or get it in full color too.

2. Low minimum order quantity.
You can order as few as 100 pieces and as many as 500 pieces in a single purchase of raised spot UV postcards. Keep in mind that the more postcards you order, the bigger the discount you’re going to get.

3. Hassle-free ordering process.
Guessing games are unheard of here at NextDayFlyers. Your order quotation is instantly updated while you fill out the order calculator, and we’ve kept the checkout process as short and straightforward as possible. Our online design tool was also created with beginners in mind, and our customer support team is always ready to answer your questions and assist you if you need help.

Design Raised Spot UV Postcards With Our Free Templates and Online Tool

Don’t sweat if you don’t have a design prepared for your raised spot UV postcard order. Here’s how you can customize our free postcard design templates:

1. Select your preferred postcard template by clicking “Customize”.

2. You will be given access to our feature-rich online design tool. Use the different buttons in the toolbar to personalize your chosen template. Add text, insert images and shapes, change colors, crop, edit—the creative possibilities are endless!

3. Click “Proceed to Order” once you’re done.

File Preparation Guidelines for Raised Spot UV Postcards

Are you worried that your raised spot UV postcards might come out looking a bit off? Follow these guidelines to ensure that you receive your custom postcards exactly the way you envisioned them.

Best design practices for raised spot UV postcards:

  • Keep the text’s font size to a minimum of 7 points if the font has thin strokes. For thick strokes, keep it at 9 points.
  • The border and stroke should be above 1.5 points.
  • Raised spot UV coverage should not be more than 30% of the final order size. If the coverage exceeds 30%, the cards will get stuck together.

How should I prepare my design file for raised spot UV postcard 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

Frequently Asked Questions About Raised Spot UV Postcards

Can I request a custom size for my raised spot UV postcards?
Currently, we only offer this postcard style in two standard sizes: 4” x 6” and 5” x 7”.

Can the raised spot UV be applied on one side only?
Yes. Simply choose “Front Only” in the “Raised Spot UV Side” dropdown menu found in the order calculator.

How can I design raised spot UV postcards?
You will need to create different layers in your design so we can easily identify which parts will have raised spot UV coating and velvet lamination. For best results, use a vector-based design software such as Adobe Illustrator.

Can I download your design templates?
Unfortunately, our design templates are only customizable through our built-in design tool. However, we do have blank templates in different file formats under the Templates tab. Use these to ensure that your postcard designs will fit your chosen postcard size accurately.

How soon can I receive my raised spot UV postcards?
Our printing turnaround time for this product is 6 business days, excluding shipping. To check the estimate delivery dates and rates, click “Delivery Estimate” under the order calculator and type in your ZIP code.

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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.

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