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Spot UV • Turnaround: 4 Business Days

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Postcards

Matte Lamination + SPOT UV

Print laminated postcards with raised spot gloss for a premium marketing tool.

  • Choose from soft touch (19pt) or matte lamination (18pt)
  • Slightly raised clear UV gloss
  • Lamination provides a protective layer for cards
  • Perfect for adding tactile elements to print

+ ADD 1 Extra Business Day Turnaround for Bundling

NEED Bundling? Request a Custom Quote.

Premium Thick Postcards

Our 16pt C2S stock is covered in matte lamination for 18pt cards, or soft touch lamination for 19pt cards. The result is professional and luxurious.

Premium Thick Postcards
Clear Spot Gloss

Clear Spot Gloss

By supplying a spot UV file, you indicate where you would like us to add the glossy UV. This creates beautiful results that make the design pop.

Making Print Tactile

Run your fingers over the raised spot UV on soft, smooth lamination to see how print can offer a memorable tactile experience.

Making Print Tactile

 


File Prep

Please submit two PDF files:

  • Regular full color artwork
  • Spot UV template indicating the area of the SPOT

On the spot UV template file, indicate the spot UV areas by using 100% K. Non-UV areas should be white. For best results, ensure this file is vector.

If you require one side to be completed UV coated, the corresponding page in your template file should be entirely filled with 100% K.

If ordering a 4/4 job with spot UV on only one side, please ensure that page 1 of your artwork is the spot UV side.

Spot Uv Info We do not recommend extending the spot UV design to the edge of the card, as there would be a high possibility of the varnish peeling off. There should be at least a 5mm varnish-free area around the edges. Failing to provide this could result in delays and/or unexpected print results.

Spot UV Accuracy

Positioning of the spot UV cannot be 100% guaranteed. Please note that there may be a shift of approximately 1/16" in the spot UV position on the printed product. We do not recommend placing spot UV on small text or very small images.

Free Templates

Printing Experts offers professional graphic design services for all our products at additional cost:

Business Cards - $75.00

Print Products - $75.00 to $125.00

Large Format - $125.00 to $300.00

Apparel - $25.00 to $50.00

Promo Products - $25.00 to $50.00

Prices effective February 1st 2023. Prices in Canadian Dollars.

Ready? Request Design Services Today!

Promotional Product & Apparel Guidelines (Promo Product / Apparel)

  1. Please view the description of your Promo Product or Apparel Product on our website
  2. You will find a "Ideal image size in Pixels" notice.
  3. Please ensure your file is at minimum that pixel size for proper printing.
  4. If you are unsure of pixel size within your design/design software, please upload your graphics and select "Yes. Please Email a Proof" and we'll advise if any issues.

General File Guidelines (Business Cards / Print Products / Large Format)

  1. Download our guides to ensure a more optimal print result (labeled as "Free Templates" on most product pages). NOTE: You may contact us and we can email you a pre-made design template if your template isn't online.
  2. Each job (including multiple paged projects) must be submitted as individual PDF files (such as 1 for Front and 1 for Back). Ensure that all pages are the same size.
  3. Files must be submitted with proper orientation to ensure proper back up.
  4. It is best to try to avoid using borders in your design. If a border is too close to the trim, the trim may be slightly off-center.
  5. File must consist of 1/8" bleed and all important art and text must be within the safety margin.
  6. Ensure that your PDF is high res and that all images are CMYK at 300 DPI.
  7. Black type should have the following values: C0, M0, Y0, K100.
  8. Embed or outline all fonts.
  9. For best colour results, supply a CMYK only files.

IMPORTANT: When uploading multiple files to your order, label each file appropriately such as "Front_File" and "Back_File" especially for "C1S" products (Coated One Side), otherwise we will choose which file is the front ourselves.

Example of a 3.5x2 Standard Business Card

 

Important Note for Foil Products (Foil Cards, Foiling Options etc..)
For best results, we strongly recommend you ensure the following to avoid delays and/or unexpected print results.

  1. Supply fonts larger than 8pt
  2. Use sans serif fonts
  3. Avoid having artwork underneath the foil areas (i.e. using a mask instead)
  4. Avoid areas of heavy foil coverage with small/fine (non-foil) text or linework knocked out, as there is a tendency for these to fill in.
  5. Leave at least a 5mm (approximately 0.20") foil-free area around the edges. Extending the metallic foil design to the edge of the card creates a high possibility of the foil peeling off.
Need a Design?

Printing Experts offers professional graphic design services for all our products at additional cost:

Business Cards - $75.00

Print Products - $75.00 to $125.00

Large Format - $125.00 to $300.00

Apparel - $25.00 to $50.00

Promo Products - $25.00 to $50.00

Prices effective February 1st 2023. Prices in Canadian Dollars.

Ready? Request Design Services Today!

File Guidelines

Promotional Product & Apparel Guidelines (Promo Product / Apparel)

  1. Please view the description of your Promo Product or Apparel Product on our website
  2. You will find a "Ideal image size in Pixels" notice.
  3. Please ensure your file is at minimum that pixel size for proper printing.
  4. If you are unsure of pixel size within your design/design software, please upload your graphics and select "Yes. Please Email a Proof" and we'll advise if any issues.

General File Guidelines (Business Cards / Print Products / Large Format)

  1. Download our guides to ensure a more optimal print result (labeled as "Free Templates" on most product pages). NOTE: You may contact us and we can email you a pre-made design template if your template isn't online.
  2. Each job (including multiple paged projects) must be submitted as individual PDF files (such as 1 for Front and 1 for Back). Ensure that all pages are the same size.
  3. Files must be submitted with proper orientation to ensure proper back up.
  4. It is best to try to avoid using borders in your design. If a border is too close to the trim, the trim may be slightly off-center.
  5. File must consist of 1/8" bleed and all important art and text must be within the safety margin.
  6. Ensure that your PDF is high res and that all images are CMYK at 300 DPI.
  7. Black type should have the following values: C0, M0, Y0, K100.
  8. Embed or outline all fonts.
  9. For best colour results, supply a CMYK only files.

IMPORTANT: When uploading multiple files to your order, label each file appropriately such as "Front_File" and "Back_File" especially for "C1S" products (Coated One Side), otherwise we will choose which file is the front ourselves.

Example of a 3.5x2 Standard Business Card

 

Important Note for Foil Products (Foil Cards, Foiling Options etc..)
For best results, we strongly recommend you ensure the following to avoid delays and/or unexpected print results.

  1. Supply fonts larger than 8pt
  2. Use sans serif fonts
  3. Avoid having artwork underneath the foil areas (i.e. using a mask instead)
  4. Avoid areas of heavy foil coverage with small/fine (non-foil) text or linework knocked out, as there is a tendency for these to fill in.
  5. Leave at least a 5mm (approximately 0.20") foil-free area around the edges. Extending the metallic foil design to the edge of the card creates a high possibility of the foil peeling off.