Raised Spot UV Postcard Printing
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.
Make DIY Postcards with Our Free Customizable Postcard Templates and Online Design Tool
Creating your own postcard design has never been this easy. All you need to do is to choose the postcard template that you like best from our collection and then start customizing it. You can place your company name, logo, product image, and other design elements that you can think of.
We made it more simple for you to find the postcard design template that would suit your business. We categorized all the 182 designs that we have into different industries.?
Want to get started in customizing your postcards? Follow these easy steps on how to use our online design tool:
- Step 1. Select a postcard template that you want to edit.
- Step 2. Click Customize or the image of the template itself.
- Step 3. Start personalizing the postcard template by adding various graphic elements such as texts, photos, or background color.
You can also manipulate the images you’ll add on the design by cropping and rotating it. All of these tools can be easily found in the toolbar.
- Step 4. Proceed to Order once you’re done or save your design and get back to it later.
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.
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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.