There are so many print finishes on the market; it can be difficult to decide which finish will enhance your project and which will detract from your brand. We are going to take a deeper look into spot UV and find out which circumstances warrant its use. In essence, spot UV is used to highlight a particular area on your promotional material. This is done by applying the chosen area with a high-gloss varnish, which is very noticeable when it catches the light.
Spot UV shouldn’t be a last-minute addition; it should be planned for when you are creating your design as it is applied right at the end of the printing process. A UV light is used to cure the varnish and can be used to pick out a logo or name to draw your focus.
As spot UV is glossy and crisp, we recommend pairing it with matt lamination. This will really enhance the spot UV, while the added lamination will improve the durability of your printed material. Spot UV is most commonly used on business cards and brochures as it adds an extra level of quality and attention to detail that companies are looking for. It is one of the finishes that can become expensive very quickly so we would not recommend using it on large projects like posters or pamphlets, it should be used sparingly, so the effect doesn’t lose any of its impact.
There are some drawbacks to using spot UV that should factor into your design. It doesn’t work well for fine detail so avoid using it for fine lines or even small fonts. Spot UV looks great on square or oval logos and can really help your brand to stand out.
At Metro Repro, we have a great range of paper and card stock along with a lot of finishing options to make sure that your material stands out against the competition. If you’re in a rush, we have a lightning quick turnaround service! If you would like to discuss your options you can contact our team on 0191 261 1320, use our online contact form or email email@example.com.
Booklet and Brochure Printing
Business Card Printing
CAD Plotting and Plan Printing
Leaflet and Flyer Printing
Mounting and Laminating
Roller Banner Stand Printing
Sticker and Label Printing
Document and Plan Scanning
Document and Report Printing
Presentation and Display Board Printing
Order of Service Printing
Business Printing Services
Custom Printed Tab Dividers
Document and Dissertation Binding
Legal Profession Copying and Scanning
“All good, thank you!”
“Great quality prints and very quick turnaround”
“Great service and prices!”
“Lovely service, good quality at reasonable prices.”
“Really quick, really friendly and helpful. Simply great service.”
“Fantastic service, got my postcards done the same day I ordered, great quality.”
“Always receive a friendly and efficient service from Metro Repro. Would definitely recommend!”
“Unbelievable ******** 25 years we Northumbrian Water have been using Metro Repro and the standards and prices just get better ! From A0 archive plan scanning of 100 year old plans brought to life to Engineering Presentations submitted at Westminster London at the Institute of Civil Engineers all marvel at the standard of the work these guys do, no matter who you are I recommended strongly utilising Metro Repro the service of a 5 star rating is not good enough 5 stars plus is , thank you from us all at Northumbrian Water who have and still use this great company Kevin Miller”
“Fantastic customer service. I was a bit of a berk when PDF'ing my Master's Diss and the appendix was blurry so they reprinted it first thing the next morning for me. They even went through the individual appendices with me on the phone to check they were all ok before finalising it and sending it to reprint. Heroes!”
“Brilliant printing, high quality, fabulous customer service”