Velvet Cards with Raised Spot UV

Velvet business card printing presents your company's name and information on a smooth, soft, and luxurious surface. Velvet soft touch business cards highlight your name and company on a surface that is soft to the touch and luxurious in appearance. These are also referred to as suede business cards, given the suede-like texture it provides on the printed surface.

You can complement the velvet finishes by applying raised spot UV on one or both sides of the card. Use raised spot UV ink on your cards so customers can literally feel your designs and your brand, just like embossed business cards. These cards are popular for businesses of all sizes looking for a way to stand out from the competition. Raised ink cards are also perfect for appointment cards as well.

Paper Stocks:

  • 16 pt. Cardstock - Slightly thicker option that offers a more premium appearance; ideal for giving away at important meetings.

Paper Coatings:


  • An elegant touch on both sides

  • Ideal for luxury brands or designs

Note that UV coverage should be less than 30% of the artwork, to avoid the raised emboss smearing and sticking together.


How do I set up my artwork for Raised Spot UV cards?

When creating a Raised Spot UV job, you must include a Spot UV template file along with the regular print file. The Spot UV template file is used to show where the UV coating needs to be applied. 

Duplicate the artwork you want to add Spot UV to, and make the areas with Spot UV completely black. 

Only use solid 100% K to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images.

White areas on your Spot UV file will indicate no UV.

 What is the difference between Spot UV and Raised Spot UV?

Spot UV cards are matte with specific parts of the artwork with a glossy layer. Spot UV areas have a flat finish.

Raised Spot UV is the same process, except the gloss that gets applied is raised or stands out from the card. If you run your fingers over the card you will feel the raised imprint of the gloss surface.

 What size font should I use for my Raised Spot UV design?

For best results, we recommend fonts no smaller than 6pt font on the Raised Spot UV Artwork. If fonts with thicker strokes are used, avoid fonts smaller than 9pt.

 What can I do to ensure the best results for my Raised Spot UV card?

For best results, please make sure that UV coverage is less than 30%. Otherwise, the raised glossy imprinted areas will stick together and start smearing the cards together, and likely to become a block of cards. 

Send your mask file through vector artwork such as Illustrator AI files for your artwork to have clear sharp edges.

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Our graphic designers are on hand to review your artwork files free of charge. We will make sure your artwork files are setup correctly and are print ready.

Yes, Email PDF Proof

We will email you a link to review your artwork and approve it online within the next 4 hours. We will not print your file until we receive your approval. Note that this may delay your turnaround time. Once your order is in print, we will email you a notification. Note that we do not fix typos or low resolution images

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We will print your order as soon as your artwork passes our inspection review. If there is a problem with your order, we will contact you.

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  •  Correct Artwork Dimensions
  •  Bleed Is Setup Correctly
  •  Low Resolution Images
  •  Correct Color Mode (CMYK)
  •  Text or Graphics outside of the Safety Zone
  •  Folding Setup
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