So… You have ordered some new foil stamped/spot uv business cards and you would like to submit your own designs. Whether you’re getting just spot UV on your cards and/or foil stamping, you need to include mask files to indicate where on your new business cards that you want the uv or foil imprinted. In this example, we have a sample of what a possible business card would look like as a finished product. It is important to remember that you cannot have the spot uv and foil overlapping. There must be at least 1/16 of an inch separating the two in order to prevent pealing of the foil stamping. Just like with your main artwork files, ensure that all of your submitted files are saved as either a JPEG or PDF, at 300dpi, and in CMYK color profile.
Spot UV Mask
Create your spot uv mask artwork by making the areas you would like in uv gloss all black, and the rest of the area in white. As the files MUST be saved in CMYK color, you will need to ensure that your “K” value is set at 100% while the C, M, and Y values are at 0%.
Foil Stamp Mask
As with your spot uv mask files, your foil masks will follow the same format. Again, make sure that your mask files do not overlap and ensure that there is at least 1/16 of an inch separating them.
We recommend starting off your design with one of our templates to help ensure your designs look great.