Spot UV Business Cards
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Spot-UV Business Cards, Effortlessly Sophisticated

Highlight a logo, company name or design with a Spot-UV finish and get that element of effortless sophistication. Spot UV Business Cards are both appealing to the eye and surprisingly affordable, when compared with other select premium finishes. Our Spot-UV business cards, let you put a custom spin on your business or personal calling cards, the glossy layer on specific areas of the design makes them immediately attractive and interesting.

Our selection of Spot-UV business cards can be ordered in either 14 point or 16 point gloss cover and 16 point silk laminated cover. Rounded corners are also available upon request.

If you have never considered Spot-UV business cards before, let's take a look at what sets them apart from other types of cards available on the market and the results you can expect.

What is Spot-UV?

Spot UV printing is a technique in which UV coating is applied to a designated part of your business card so that it pops off the paper with a glossy finish in direct contrast with the rest of the cardstock, color and texture. You could say that the Spot-UV process is like a highlighter bringing attention to a key part of your business cards.

Spot-UV is accomplished when ultra-violet cured coatings are applied over ink on paper, deepening the color of the area and drying almost immediately. With Spot-UV, the contrast between gloss and uncoated finish creates a visual as well as a tactile experience for the senses. No wonder, it is one of the more popular finishes for professionals and business owners.

When opting for Spot-UV over other finish techniques, remember to only use coated paper stock in order to guarantee the best outcome. Using uncoated papers can sometimes lead the UV coating to bleed into the paper leaving very little of it on the surface.

How to Prepare Your File for Spot-UV Business Cards?

After all that time and effort you put into the design of your business cards, you want to make sure that you send it off to the printer correctly so there is no room for confusion. Preparing the file to the printer's exact instructions is key to the successful outcome of your business cards.

To ensure the quality of your customized business cards, we ask that all our customers send us their file according to our instructions. First, the Spot-UV mask file should only be in 100% black and white and uploaded with your full color file. The 100% black areas are those where the Spot-UV will be applied. White will be used to indicate the areas that will not receive Spot-UV coating.

We gladly supply printed samples of our Spot-UV business cards, simply email our experienced staff at if interested.

The Finished Product

By adding Spot-UV coating to your business cards, you create a glossy finish. That's not all, Spot-UV also gives your designs a three-dimensional quality. Because the UV coating is slightly raised, you can see and feel the difference. People receiving your business cards will be impressed with the quality and professionalism they represent.

The Spot-UV process lets your business cards stand out, and, for this reason, it has become one of the more popular finishes for all types of custom office supplies. With the resurgence of vinyl records, Spot-UV can be found on jacket covers as well. It truly is an extremely versatile finish that can enhance the appearance of any print product from custom business cards to all manner of personalized packaging.

From the very beginning, we at have been committed to providing our cusotmers with the highest quality materials using the latest in digital print technology. Our passion for printing has seen our evolution from business related printing materials to our current offering of promotional products such as customized tote bags, mugs, t-shirts and more.

To learn more about our Spot-UV business cards printing services or any of our other please call 718-932-2700 and speak with an experienced customer service professional. We are also available by live chat or email at

Important Artwork Notice!

When doing a Spot UV business card, postcard or pocket folder a Spot UV mask must be created and uploaded with your full color file. The file for the Spot UV mask MUST ONLY be black and white (100% Black). 100% Black in the areas you want the Spot UV effect to be on, and white in the areas you do not want the Spot UV. Click for Details.

There may be up to a 1/16" shift on the placement of the spot UV on your order. Keep this in mind if you are trying to align spot UV with other printed artwork on the card.

Quick Specs:

  • 14 or 16-point cardstock
  • Low 1,000 Minimums
  • Rounded Corners Optional
  • Multiple Sets Available

Available Paper Types:

  • 14pt Gloss Cover
  • 16pt Gloss Cover
  • 16pt Silk Laminated Cover


My favorite product that I've ordered from 4over4 so far
Spot UV is one of the best features I've come across! Using spot uv easily transformed what would've been basic business cards into business cards with dimension and a pop. I love it!
Unique look that everyone loves
I was shocked to find out that you can actually create a design with spot uv to give your business cards unique dimension! My business cards look awesome and the quality exceeded all of my expectations. Always love 4over4!
Decided to try something new from 4over4 and I was NOT disappointed
I used spot uv to make a design on business cards with a white background. Spot uv was such a special feature that it made the cards not look like boring white business cards. It helped add a special touch to a white background.
Extremely satisfied with my purchase
I had never heard of spot uv before but the customer service team made it very easy to understand and they helped work with me to get the right design. 4over4 is very reliable and hopefully I will get to work with them again in the future!
A wide variety of options
So many options make it easy for me to find and order exactly what I want every time I visit this website. Very satisfied!
Love it!!!!
Spot uv looks good and feels good. I tell all of my friends about 4over4 because of the quality and the wide range of products that they offer.
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