Upload additional images by clicking on the Add Image Files button.
When you have finished, click "Continue" to confirm your design.
|Bleed Size||4.127" x 9.127"|
|Trim Size||4" x 9"|
|Safe Zone||3.875" x 8.875"|
|Color||For optimal printing, Overnight Prints recommends uploading your files in CMYK.|
|File Types||You may upload a number of different file types: TIF, PDF, JPG, EPS, PNG and AI (Version 8 or lower).|
|File Size||Total size of all your files should not exceed 100 MB|
If you are unable to upload, and your file specifications are correct, you may try converting your file to a high quality jpg instead.
Learn more about how to properly setup a Spot UV file.
If you have referenced Design Guide and you are unsure how to create or properly setup a file to submit, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our representatives will assist you free of charge.
Text and other design elements must be placed within the safe zone. Placing them directly next to, or outside the safe zone will likely result in them being trimmed off in production.
To ensure that your background image covers the entire design space without leaving a white border, make sure that your design fully-extends to the full-bleed boundary.
Unlike a regular UV glossy finish that covers the entire print surface, spot UV is a gloss coat that is added selectively - coating some areas of your print with a reflective gloss texture, while leaving the other areas of your print with a silky matte finish. Spot UV is particularly effective at drawing attention to specific parts of your design - such as your company logo!
Save your Spot UV file to upload as a black and white bitmap file. We also accept black and white JPG, TIF, non-transparent PDF files, Adobe Illustrator and EPS files (version 8 or lower).read more about Spot UV
Unlike a regular UV print coating that covers the entire print surface in a gloss “sheen”, a spot UV finish is a gloss coat that is added selectively to the print surface - causing some areas of your print to have a luxurious glossy sheen while leaving the other areas of your print surface with a “non-reflective” matte finish.
Spot UV is also known as spot gloss, spot varnish, partial coating, and spot lamination. It has the effect of highlighting and drawing attention to a specific part of your design - such as a logo or text. It also gives your selective design elements a slightly "raised" look and feel. The overall result is a highly contrasting and incredibly stylish print finish. It adds a unique and professional touch to your prints!
You create a black and white design file indicating the areas of your design that you’d like to add spot UV gloss too. This is uploaded with your original full-color design in the upload section of our site.
To produce a spot UV on both sides of your product, you will require two separate files for EACH side of your print. They must be as follows:
We use your black and white image in production to separate the glossy and non-glossy areas of your print product. The white and black areas of this file represent the areas of your design that gloss will be applied to and the areas that will remain uncoated:
Black = Gloss Coated
White = uncoated
When submitting your files for spot UV printing, you must ensure that the black and white and color files complement each other. In the example (below) you will notice that the designer has created two files that are perfectly in sync. The areas that need to be glossed (in black) are perfectly aligned to their actual print file. To ensure that your spot UV effect will exactly complement your design, you should create your spot UV file in unison with your actual print design
The image on the left is the original design and the image on the right is the spot UV black and white file. These images are exactly the same dimensions and if placed on top of each other, the text and image would match perfectly. When printed, the logo and construction worker would be glossy and the rest of the card design would remain uncoated.
Save your Spot UV file as a black and white bitmap file. We also accept black and white JPG, TIF, non-transparent PDF files, Adobe Illustrator and EPS files (version 8 or lower)
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By adjusting the threshold setting you can change the amount of black area exposed.
If you don't see a Spot UV image in the preview window above, or you need help creating a Spot UV file, click here to learn more. If you're happy with your Spot UV image then click the button below to continue with you order.