Business people collect a lot of business cards; in fact, there are so many that sometimes these items get lost in the shuffle.

But there is a way to print business cards to let your message not only dazzle the recipient but help you get truly noticed.  

Let’s take a look at spot UV coating! It is a magical way to make your images and message pop and get noticed.

What is UV Coating?

UV coating is a clear compound that is applied to wet paper, then instantly dried by ultraviolet light.

The UV portion of spot UV comes from the ultraviolet light that is used to instantly cure the glossy varnish. And there’s no need to worry about toxicity because UV coatings are environmentally safe. They are free of solvents and do not emit volatile organic compounds or VOCs when cured. It dries at a fast speed, making it easy to add detail to your marketing materials.

Due to its eye-catching appearance and versatile applications, spot UV is one of the most popular printing techniques available. Even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve no doubt seen its effects. It’s the shiny part of an otherwise matte page. It shines and puts your marketing in a class above ordinary printing.

The Best Ways to Use UV Coating

UV coating can be used on a whole page to protect your entire message or as a spot coating.

Using the spot coating not only protects your logo or name, it also shines bright when the light catches it. It is a decorative feature that many businesses are starting to use.

The great thing about using spot UV is that you can use it on a variety of paper stocks, from heavy 24pt cardstock to a thinner 100# text. No matter what paper you use, choosing a matte finish will contrast nicely with the spot UV coating: the more contrast, the better. 

Some people use the spot UV coating as a way to create their image or logo instead of printing it in another color. For example, you could use shiny black with matte black paper to show your logo off or a portion of an image.  

No matter where you use the spot UV coating, you are sure to make a significant impact and be remembered. Check out our website to get more options for paper and printing, and we will make sure your spot UV coating makes the most of your marketing materials. Set up a time to talk with one of our printing specialists, and let’s get to work.