Spot UV Printing

Word on the grapevine is you’re looking for a new way to stand out – and the good news is, you’ve found it! Adding spot UV printing elevates your design in a way like no other. We apply a gloss finish to specific areas of your design you want to stand out and pair it with a soft, matt finish for an irresistible, high-contrast shine that’s sure to catch your customers’ eyes. We offer this special finish on our most popular prints and, to make it easier to find all the options available, we’ve popped them all on this page! From spot UV business cards to flyers and booklets, they’re here in all their glossy glory.

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Spot UV Printing

Spot UV Business Cards

Spot UV Business Cards

From £10.25
Spot UV Flyers

Spot UV Flyers

  • A range of popular sizes to choose from
  • Choose 350gsm with matt lamination
  • Spot gloss applied wherever you want it
From £24.59
Spot UV Stapled Booklets

Spot UV Stapled Booklets

  • A range of popular sizes
  • Pick a matt lamination to add gloss
  • Only available on the book cover
From £64.03
Spot UV Presentation Folders

Spot UV Presentation Folders

  • A4 and A5 available
  • Thick 450gsm silk
  • Apply spot gloss to the cover
From £91.29
Spot UV Invitations

Spot UV Invitations

  • Three different sizes available
  • Printed on a premium 350gsm silk stock
  • Delivered within two working days
From £27.91

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Sustainably Sourced

Promote your business sustainably with our print options! Whatever impact you would like to make, we’ve got an option for every occasion and every business. We have the perfect size and paper stock to suit every occasion - no matter the budget you’re working with, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

We only use paper stocks from FSC® certified suppliers
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) are an international organisation dedicated to improving responsible management of the world's forests. Look out for our FSC Certified products.
We use the greenest paper options available
We use FSC Mix and FSC Recycled for all of our prints, which are the most sustainable options.
We 're Carbon Neutral
We earned our Carbon Neutral certificate in 2021, meaning we reduced our carbon emission as much as possible, then invested in offsets to balance out any leftover emissions.

We 're ISO 14001:2015 Certified

We work towards a set of environmental management standards where an external auditor measures our impact on the environment. We then create a plan of action on how to keep reducing the impact every year!

War on Waste Campaign

Our internal War on Waste campaign has been running since 2018, and has seen us change processes to reduce our waste output. We eliminated 100% of waste in our Inkjet stream and are working every day to go further!

Recyclable Packaging
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Spot UV Printing - How to Set Up Your Business Cards with Spot UV Finish for Print

Spot UV is a cool technique that makes certain areas of a document high-shine and glossy. This makes any area you wish to stand out against a matt lamination really pop.
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How to Export a PDF File for Print

Whether you’re working with an online printing services company or you’re preparing files to send to your local printer, getting the setup right is a key step to perfect print every time.
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Booklet Artwork & Design Guide for Print

Booklets are the best way to get a lot of information across to your customers. From magazines and brochures to employee handbooks, they’re an invaluable tool for any business.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spot UV Printing?

Spot UV printing is a finishing technique where a thin layer of UV gloss is applied and bound with heat to specific areas on your print and then dried under a special UV light. It’s also sometimes called spot gloss, because you’re adding a gloss coating to certain spots on your design.

Spot UV can either be raised (high build) or flat (low build) to the paper, depending on how much gloss is applied. Raised spot UV printing is used to emphasise key details like your logo and contact information or to enhance your design. It leaves an incredibly impressive gloss finish that stands out – which is why it’s such a popular option for business cards and flyers.

We upgraded our raised spot UV printing machine in 2020 and invested in the MGI Varnish 3D Evo 75, which has increased the speed at which we can create spot UV print designs to keep up with customer demand and allowed us to add foiling to our repertoire.

Find out more about this finishing technique in our spot UV guide here .

Can I See Some Spot UV Printing Examples?

Absolutely! We’ve included a few pictures below, but if you’d like to see some examples of spot UV in person, we recommend ordering our free sample pack .



How Do I Create a Spot UV Design?

To create a spot UV design, you’ll need to save a version of your regular design and add ‘SpotUV’ at the end of the file name.

Then, delete everything in your design to which you don’t want to apply spot UV.

Highlight the elements that are left in a bright colour like orange.

You’ll need to send us both your original artwork and your spot UV design for us to print this.

If you’d like more help, check out this spot UV video tutorial !

We 're also happy to add spot UV to your design for you. Simply place your order, choosing the spot UV option, then email your artwork over to our team at, telling us where you 'd like the gloss finish to go, and we 'll sort out the rest!

Free Spot UV Business Card Templates

If you don’t yet feel quite ready to try your hand at a spot UV printing, you can still achieve this awesome look without any of the work! We’ve created loads of free spot UV templates for business cards that are ready to go when you are.

To use this, simply pick your favourite design, download the file and upload it along with your regular business card artwork when you place an order.

How Do I Add Spot UV to My Order?

To add spot UV to your order:

  1. Choose one of the products on this page.
  2. Set the paper type to silk.
  3. If applicable, set the stock weight to 350gsm.
  4. Set the lamination to matt.
  5. Add spot UV.

Then you’ll just need to place your order as normal, either by uploading your artwork straight to the website in our proofing tool or for certain products like presentation folders, you’ll need to place a blank order and email your artwork to us afterwards at .

Can You Add Spot UV for Me?

If you want us to add spot UV to your logo for you, we’re happy to do this free of charge. Simply place a blank order for a spot UV item without uploading your artwork, then get in touch with our Personal Artworkers who will be able to arrange this for you!