Raised Spot UV Postcards

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Product Description

The ideal way to gloss things up is with eye-catching spot UV effects found on raised spot UV postcards! This unique product will set you apart from your competitors while handing your customers eye-catching, classy cards that exude style, elegance, and class.   

These elegant postcards are printed on 16pt stock and laminated on both sides with a 1.5mil scuff-resistant, soft velvet suede laminate. The result is a unique 19pt thickness and raised UV that measures 50 microns far exceeding regular spot UV.

Raised Spot UV Postcard Uses:

  • Real Estate
  • Contractor
  • Corporate
  • Retail
  • Travel Agent
  • Banking/Investing
  • Photographer
  • Interior Design
  • Artist/Photographer
  • Size
    • 4" x 6"
    • 5" x 7"
  • Stock
    • 16PT C2S
  • Colorspec
    • 4/0 (4 color front)
    • 4/1
    • 4/4 (4 color both sides)
  • Coating
    • No Coating
  • Raised Spot UV Side
    • Raised Spot UV Front
    • Raised Spot UV on Both Sides
  • Raised Spot UV Height
    • 50 Microns
  • Lamination
    • Velvet
  • Drill Hole
    • Standard Drill Hole 1/8"
    • Standard Drill Hole 1/4"
    • No Drill Hole
  • Digital Proofs
    • PDF Proofs (per set)
  • Job Samples
    • Sample of Completed job (per set)
  • Turnaround Time
    • 4 Business Days
    • 7 Business Days
File Preparation: For specific instructions see our FAQ’s (e.g. Akuafoil and Spot UV).
Resolution: 300dpi
Color Mode: CMYK
Bleed: 0.125” (0.625 on each side)
File Types: PDF (recommended), JPG, EPS and TIFF
5" x 7"
Standard (Horizontal)
Standard (Vertical)
  • What is the difference between spot UV and raised spot UV postcards?

    Spot UV is a flat finish or a shiny layer that goes on the exact spot where you would like your printed piece to have an area of a high-gloss coating. Raised spot UV is the same process, except the UV that is applied stands out from the product, such that if you run your fingers over the card you will feel the UV. The depth of the raised spot UV is 50 microns.

  • Can the front and back sides of the postcard have raised spot UV?
    Yes. Raised spot UV can be applied to the front of the card or on both sides.
  • How can I ensure the best result on raised spot UV postcards?

    For best results, please make sure that UV coverage is less than 30%. Otherwise, the cards will be stuck together and become a block of cards. Also, the mask file must be vector art created in a vector-based program such as Illustrator. Otherwise, you won't have sharp edges on the artwork. Up to 70% coverage is acceptable only with patterns, thin strokes, or small shapes. Ideally, the size of the area, shape, or image covered with raised foil should not exceed 1” x 1”.

  • What is the smallest font I can use in my raised spot UV artwork?
    It is recommended that you do not use smaller than 6pt font on the raised spot UV artwork. If, however, you use fonts with thicker strokes, it is recommended that you do not use smaller than 9pt font.
  • How do I set up a raised spot UV job?
    1. Raised spot UV jobs are set up the same way as spot UV jobs. When creating a raised spot UV job, you must include a raised spot UV mask file along with the regular print file. 
    2. Please note: the mask file must be vector art created in vector-based programs such as Illustrator. The raised spot UV mask file is used to show where the UV coating needs to be applied. Please only use solid 100% K (C 0%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 100%) to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows, or grayscale images. White will indicate no UV.