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Stand out from the crowd

WE NOW OFFER BOTH STANDARD SPOT UV AND 3D SPOT VARNISH

Our Spot UV business cards are the perfect way to help your business stand out and leave a lasting impression!

Printed on an ultra-thick 450gsm silk stock, paired with Matt or Soft touch lamination and finished with your choice of with flat Spot UV digital enhancement, or the incredible 3D spot varnish (sometimes called Scodix), these deluxe business cards really give your cards a luxurious finish.

Check out our other business card options here.

Turnaround Time

Standard: 5 working days

Express: 3 working days

Turnaround times are from supply of correct, print-ready artwork, or if we are doing the design, approval of proofs. Working days are Monday - Friday and exclude bank holidays.

What on earth is Spot UV varnish?

Good Question. A technical description of Spot UV varnish is:
"A clear polymer coating which is applied as a liquid (either to a certain area or across the whole product) and then exposed to UV light, instantly hardening the polymer and creating a hardwearing, clear layer of varnish."
In other words, it is a clever way of making certain areas of your business card stand out with a shiny finish. Adding contrast and depth to the desired area and creating a long lasting, professional impression on clients.

What's the difference between flat spot varnish and 3D spot varnish?

As the name implies, the flat spot varnish applies a thin, smooth layer of the varnish to the selected areas of your card which lies flat to the surface. The 3D spot varnish on the other hand, is raised from the surface, giving it an embossed feel and look.

Please note that due to the extra thickness of the 3D varnish, it can't be applied right to the edge of your cards (as it would crack when the cards are trimmed to size). If your varnish needs to go right to the edge of the card, please use the flat varnish option.

How do I choose which areas I want to stand out?

A good starting point is with your companies logo and/or name. These are the areas of the card which you want to have the biggest impact, so making them stand out is a sensible idea. It is entirely up to you however.

Spot varnish also works really well when applied to darker coloured backgrounds. The gloss varnish contrasts with the matt finish of the lamination, and can be used as an impressive alternative to printing decorative elements.

Can I have my entire business card coated?

While this is possible, we would recommend only using the Spot Varnish technique for certain areas of your business card as this will provide the best effect and results. If you want your business card to have an all over shine to it then we would recommend ordering the gloss laminated business cards instead.

Supplying Your Own Design

Please supply your design as a PDF file, with 3mm bleed. Trim marks are optional.

Finished Size: 85mm x 55mm

Size with Bleed: 91mm x 61mm

Please allow a minimum 3mm safe-zone inside the trim line, which should contain no text or other critical elements.

Please ensure all fonts are embedded or text is converted to outlines/curves.

For more information, please see our Artwork Supply Guide page.

Spot Varnish

Please provide separate page/pages of your PDF, or separate PDF file/files, showing the exact area that you want the varnish applied to. Do this in a single colour (100% black is normally easiest). Ensure that the page size is set the same as for the printed parts of your design.

Professional Design Service

We offer a full, professional design service charged at £40 + VAT per hour. You can find more information about this on our Graphic Design page

Can’t find exactly what you want?

We’ve tried to cover a large range of products and options on the site, but we can’t cover every possible specification. If you need anything that isn’t listed here, chances are we can still do it. Most products are available…

– At any size
– In any quantity
– On any paper/card
– With additional finishing options

Whatever you need, you can ask us for a custom quote through our bespoke quote form or call us on 0114 2669000.