15 Must-See Business Cards With Spot UV
Spot UV (ultra violet) is a technique in printing where spots or particular portions of a business card or any other print materials like brochure, flier, book cover, etc. are treated with glossy coating. The Spot UV does not affect the color of the graphics or texts that are being treated color. Instead, this process only makes that particular portion slightly raised and shiny relative to the non-glossy business card stock. For example, if you want to put a spot UV coating on your logo, the color of the logo does not change when treated but will only become shiny and slightly raised. Spot UV is less complicated than other processes such as embossing where alignment must be very concise. With Spot UV, the application of the gloss can be lined up precisely against any ink-based design element, no matter how complicated your graphic elements are.
Since you actually make the spot glossy or shiny in this process, it only means that spot UV only works on silk or matt laminate and other non-glossy card stock. Putting a spot UV on a glossy card stock will not have a visible effect since everything is already glossy. To demonstrate how spot UV looks like when applied to silk and matt laminate card stock, here are 15 must-see examples of business cards with spot UV finishing.
Do you prefer the ultra shiny UV coated business cards instead? Then checkout our post on how glossy business cards are achieved using UV coating.
01-Markus Tsang: Photographer, Multimedia Designer
03-Latitude Graphic Design
04-Clint Davis Business Cards by Taste of Inks Studios
05-Business card for Green Sky Media by Hear Agency
06-Boiler Studios Business Card
07-Dan Counsell’s Spot UV Business Cards
08-Hidden Creative Business Cards
09-Heavy Name Card with Black on Black Spot UV
10-Blvd Studios Business Card
11-Nimble Graphics Card
12-Stefani Scheurs Photography Business Card
13-Accent Spot UV Business Card
14-Adrian Borkala’s Spot Gloss Business Card
15-Cherbz Business Cards