Technical Specifications for 3D spot UV printing
Artwork specification: 3D spot UV business cards
If you are printing a one-sided document, then a 2-page PDF is required:
Page 1 is the CMYK artwork and page 2 is the 3D spot UV artwork.
If you are printing a double-sided document, with 3D spot UV to one side, please submit a 4-page PDF:
Page 1 is the front of the artwork
Page 2 is the back of the artwork
Page 3 is the 3D spot varnish artwork (the 3D spot UV layer is applied on top of the artwork on page 1)
Page 4 is blank.
The 3D spot UV artwork should contain solid black shapes in the exact position where the raised varnish is required. Please ensure 3D spot UV artwork is supplied as a vector is 100% black only and does not contain any cyan, magenta or yellow.
Please note: The application of 3D spot UV varnish has registration tolerances of approximately ±0.5 mm. It is not therefore recommended that small text (10pt minimum) or thin lines (1pt minimum) to be varnished as perfect register cannot be guaranteed.
- Finished size is 85 x 55mm (91 x 61mm with 3mm bleed)
- Include 3mm bleed on all sides
- Supply as a CMYK PDF
- Outline or embed fonts
- 300dpi resolution
- Any element that requires 3D spot varnish must be at least 3mm from the trim edge.
- The minimum font size is 10pt and line weights should be at least 1pt.
For more guidance on how to successfully set up and submit your artwork, see our technical guide.