Spot UV Business Cards

Spot UV business cards can add extra depth and vibrancy to your brand, making it stand out from the crowd. A special UV coating is applied to highlight designated parts of the design, enhancing the visual appeal and leaving a memorable impression on recipients. This results in an effective contrast between the matt and ultra-gloss areas of the print, creating a striking and professional look that elevates your brand identity.

Use our Free Business Card Design Tool to choose your backgrounds, themes, and fonts. After you have the design ready, send us the file, and we’ll handle the rest for you!

Product Specifications

  • Spot UV Business Cards
  • 350gsm / 450gsm Silk Stock
  • Single / Double Sided Printing
  • Matt Laminated to Both Sides
  • Flat / Raised Spot UV Finish
  • Spot UV Zones in Gloss Effect
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Spot UV Business Cards from Cheap as Prints

Spot UV business cards offer a sleek and professional touch to networking essentials. Utilising a technique where specific areas of the card are coated with a glossy, raised finish, spot UV adds depth and contrast to your design, making logos, text, or graphics stand out with a striking sheen against a matt backdrop. This method not only enhances the visual appeal of the card but also adds a tactile element, inviting recipients to engage with it.

Whether you’re aiming to make a memorable first impression at networking events or leave a lasting impact on potential clients, spot UV business cards elevate your brand identity with a sophisticated edge, ensuring your details are both noticed and remembered in the bustling world of business.

For a unique alternative that could make a lasting impact on potential clients, explore our mini or square business cards. These cards provide a creative flair that can resonate with your brand’s identity and industry.

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Get your spot UV business cards ordered online today! Upload your artwork file or let our professional designers help! Our artwork rates are competitively priced and include minor revisions if required. If you prefer to provide your design, feel free to send us your file a free artwork suitability check.


  • What is spot UV?

    Spot UV (Ultra Violet) is a printing technique where a clear, shiny coating is applied to specific areas of a printed piece, such as business cards, to create a contrast in texture and appearance.

  • How does spot UV differ from regular printing?

    Regular printing involves applying ink to the entire surface of the paper, whereas spot UV is a selective process where only certain areas receive the UV coating.

  • What are the benefits of using spot UV on business cards?

    Spot UV adds a tactile and visual element to your business cards, making them stand out and feel more luxurious. It can enhance specific design elements, such as logos or graphics, and adds durability to the card.

  • Is there a big difference between 350gsm and 450gsm Spot UV business cards?

    The 350gsm silk stock is lighter and more cost-effective, while 450gsm silk stock is thicker and offers a more substantial and luxurious feel.

  • What type of designs work best with spot UV?

    Designs with contrasting textures and colours tend to work well with spot UV. Logos, text, or graphics that you want to emphasise or make more eye-catching are ideal for spot UV treatment.

  • Is spot UV suitable for all types of business card designs?

    While Spot UV can enhance many designs, it may not work well with intricate, very small, or extremely detailed elements.

  • Can I get spot UV on both sides of the business card?

    Yes, you can apply Spot UV to one or both sides of the business card, depending on your design preferences.

  • What are soft-touch laminated Spot UV business cards?

    Soft-touch laminated Spot UV business cards have two unique features. They feel soft and luxurious because of the special soft-touch coating. Also, certain parts of the card have glossy, raised elements due to the Spot UV coating. This creates a stylish and touchable design, leaving a strong impression.

  • How should I prepare my artwork for spot UV printing?

    When designing your business cards, create a separate layer for the areas you want to have spot UV. Use a high-resolution file with clear, crisp lines to ensure optimal results.

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Matt Lamination

Matt lamination provides a non-reflective finish with zero shine. It adds a smooth texture to the surface while preserving the integrity of the print without any colour loss. This process enhances both the tactile and visual appeal of the printed material, offering a sophisticated and durable result.

  • Offers a soft non-reflective finish to printed materials without any shine
  • Adds a smooth texture while maintaining print integrity without loss of colour
  • Enhances tactile and aesthetic appeal of the printed material
  • Provides excellent durability against moisture, scratches and fading

Soft-touch lamination elevates printed materials by imparting a luxurious, velvety smooth feel that enhances both the tactile and visual experience. With a matt-like finish devoid of any shine, it softens the visual elements while offering a refined touch, adding a premium element to the print. This technique enriches the sensory engagement, making it particularly appealing for products where texture and presentation are paramount.

  • Enhances printed materials with a luxurious, velvety smooth feel
  • Provides a matt-like finish without shine, softening visual elements
  • Ideal for products where texture and sensory engagement are important
  • Offers excellent protection against moisture, scratches and fading


Silk Stock

Silk paper strikes a balance between a glossy and matt finish, offering a unique balance. It possesses a subtle sheen that imparts a vibrant and sharp look to prints, yet it retains a softer quality compared to a gloss finish. Renowned for its versatility, this paper stock is also fully compatible with ballpoint pens, making it a popular choice for any project.

  • Balance of a gloss and matt finish
  • Subtle sheen for vibrant and sharp prints
  • Retains softer quality than glossy paper
  • Compatible with ballpoint pens


Square Corner

Square corners lend themselves well to minimalist designs, offering a sleek and polished aesthetic that exudes professionalism. This finish is particularly suitable for products where a clean and sharp appearance is desired, elevating the overall visual appeal of the printed material.

  • Suitable for minimalist design themes
  • Ideal for products desiring a clean, sharp appearance
Rounded Corners

Round corner finishing involves trimming the sharp corners of printed materials to create a smooth, curved edge. By softening the edges, it enhances durability, making the print less prone to damage and wear. This finishing technique compliments modern and minimalist designs by adding a touch of sophistication.

  • Creates smooth curved edges
  • Enhances durability, reducing damage and wear
  • Compliments modern and creative designs

Flat & Raised Spot UV

Flat And Raised Spot UV

Raised spot UV with a thicker embossed finish

Flat spot UV with a thinner flat finish

Flat and raised spot UV utilise the same technique to enhance printed materials by applying a gloss coating to specific design elements. However, the key difference lies in the texture and depth each finish provides. Raised spot UV provides a more tactile experience by using a thicker varnish that creates a superior elevated feel. This additional thickness adds a physical dimension and a heightened sensory appeal to the printed material, making it visually and texturally distinct from flat spot UV.

  • Enhances printed materials by applying a gloss coating to key design elements
  • Recommended for highlighting logos, text, images and patterns
  • Raised spot UV offers a superior elevated feel and physical dimension


Business Card Size 85mm By 55mm

The 85 x 55mm format is a widely recognised standard for business cards in many countries worldwide, including Europe and Asia. Its compact size offers a balance between providing enough space for essential contact information while remaining convenient to carry and store.                                                        

  • Widely recognised format for business cards globally
  • Used in many countries, including Europe and Asia
  • Offers enough space for essential contact information
  • Compact and convenient to carry and store

Print Sides

Single sided printing is suitable for designs that rely on simplicity, clarity and minimalism where uncluttered visuals and concise information are essential.

  • Recommended for designs that prioritise simplicity, clarity and minimalism
  • Ideal for conveying uncluttered visuals and concise information

Double sided printing, also known as duplex printing allows for effectively maximising space utilisation. This not only reduces cost but also enhances content organisation by providing more room for design elements.

  • Maximises space utilisation and reduces overall cost
  • Enhances content organisation by providing more room for design content


Delivery is calculated based on working days and does not include weekends, bank holidays or seasonal periods. Please note that during busy periods, the delivery dates may vary from what is advertised online.

  • Delivery is calculated based on working days only
  • Excludes weekends, bank holidays and seasonal periods
  • During busy periods, delivery dates may vary
  • Free delivery to UK mainland addresses

PDF Proof

Your supplied artwork file will be processed for printing without a digital proof.

A PDF proof of your supplied artwork file will be emailed for reviewing and approving. Production will only begin after we receive confirmation of artwork approval from you via email. Please note the estimated date of delivery is subject to the order and artwork being approval by 12pm.

  • PDF proof of artwork will be emailed for review and approval
  • Production will only start after artwork approval via email
  • Estimated delivery date subject to artwork and order approval by 12pm


For multiple designs, you’ll need to add a quantity to the basket separately for each design.


Be sure to supply your design using the CMYK colour mode with a resolution of at least 300dpi. Additionally, embed fonts, outline text and extend bleed areas beyond the trim marks to prevent any important elements from being cut off during printing and trimming. To ensure artwork is supplied correctly to avoid delays, we recommend using our artwork templates.

Please Note: For most products, the CMYK colour mode is utilised, however, other printed materials such as carrier bags and branded writing instruments are printed using Pantone colours. Any artwork supplied in RGB will be converted in to CMYK or Pantone depending on the product. Please bear in mind this will result in a significant colour difference which we will make you aware of prior to print.

  • Designs should be supplied using CMYK colour mode
  • Resolution should be at least 300dpi
  • Fonts should be embedded and text outlined
  • Bleed areas should be extended beyond trim marks
  • RGB artwork will be converted to meet printing requirements

Please include a clear overview of the project objectives, outlining specific deliverables. This should include desired aesthetics or style preferences and any technical requirements or constraints that need to be considered. The advertised artwork rate includes one design concept with unlimited minor revisions but excludes logo creation. Please refer to our logo design services if you would like a new logo or would like to make amendments to an existing one.

Please Note: By selecting our artwork services the delivery date for your order will be affected to compensate for the design time.

  • Provide design brief outlining project objectives
  • One design concept with unlimited minor revisions
  • Excludes logo creation or amending existing one
  • PDF proof of artwork will be emailed for review and approval
  • Production will only start after artwork approval via email
  • Estimated delivery date subject to artwork and order approval by 12pm