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Spot UV Gloss Artwork Guide & Template

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Size, Bleeds, Marks & Colour

Artwork Size
This is the file dimensions, you need to send us:
91mm x 61mm file (includes 3mm bleed – on all sides)

Finished Size
This is the finished size of business cards, that you will receive:
85mm x 55mm

The Safe Area
Keep information you don’t want cut off, within the safety lines:
75mm x 45mm

The Bleed
The bleed area is an extra 3mm on all edges which helps us when we cutdown your cards, Therefore any image(s) or graphics you want to go to the edge, must extend to the bleed line
3mm on all edges

spot uv gloss business card printing artwork guide

Crop, Trim, Tick Marks
To show where to trim the card, we add this manually
Do Not Add

Registration Marks
To ensure print accuracy, we add this manually
Do Not Add

Colour Mode
Create artwork in CMYK not RGB, any images ensure they are in CMYK mode also
CMYK

Resolution
Ensure any images are at 300dpi resolution
300dpi

spot uv gloss business card printing artwork guide

Providing Artwork Files

Number of Files
This is the number of separate files that you need to upload
Spot UV on 1 Side = Upload 3 Files
Spot UV on 2 Side = Upload 4 Files

Naming Your Files
Please ensure files are named correctly so we can easily identify which side to apply the finish(s) to.

Front Artwork
Name_F

Spot UV on The Front
Name_F_UV

Back Artwork
Name_B

Spot UV on The Back
Name_B_UV

Name_B_UV Name_F_UV Name_B Name_F Not Required if Spot UV Only on 1 SideFinal ProductSpot UVBackFrontSpot UV

Creating the Spot UV Gloss File

Create Separate File
You need to provide a separate file for the spot uv gloss. So we know where to apply it. The file is black and white, anything in black will have spot uv gloss applied to it
1 File

spot uv gloss business card printing artwork guideIndicate the Spot UV Gloss Area
Anything in black will have spot uv gloss applied to it
K = 100% (CMYK Mode)

spot uv gloss business card printing artwork guide

Printing Colour Advice

Colour Mode
Using the correct colour mode, will enure your job prints correctly
Also ensure any images used are also converted to CMYK mode before hand
CMYK (Not RGB)

Black Text
For sharp and clear text use the following colour code
K=100

Maximum Colour
Please do not use any values exceeding 300%
(it will increase drying time, and you may get rub off on to other sheets)
Do Not Exceed 300%

Pantone / Spot Colour
We only print in CMYK mode, please convert before hand
or we will automatically convert, once we receive your artwork
Do Not Use Pantones

spot uv gloss business card printing artwork guide

General Printing Notes & Tips

Artwork Created in Adobe illustrator / Indesign 
• Use CMYK Mode (NOT RGB mode)
• Outline all fonts (Convert to curves)
• Try to use vector based text, where possible (Results in sharper text)
• Embed all images (Do not PLACE images)
• Ensure all embedded images are 300dpi resolution (Otherwise images will be pixilated)
• Do not include any tick/crop marks
• In Illustrator CS, do not use the bleed function (Set artboard to 91x61mm)
• Send us separate files (Back / Front / Front_UV / Back_UV)
• Do not send a Multi-Page PDF
• Provide artwork files as separate PDF’s

Artwork Created in Adobe Photoshop
• Use CMYK Mode (NOT RGB mode)
• Set resolution to 300dpi (otherwise images will be pixilated)
• Do not include any tick/crop marks
• Send us separate files (Back / Front / Front_UV / Back_UV)
• Provide artwork files as separate PDF’s

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