All products containing the spot uv feature will require an additional set of files that will dictate where the spot uv feature will be displayed. The file should be black and white, black indicating spot uv placement and white non-spot uv areas. For more information, please see the following image:
Generally, our products will require at least a 0.125 inch bleed all the way around the file. However, check with the description of each product for product-specific bleed recommendations or use our pre-defined templates.
The color mode of the document should be CMYK. If files are sent in a different color mode (RGB, Pantone), an automatic conversion will occur which may result in a color shift.
We accept PDF, JPEG, PNG, EPS, TIFF, or AI files. In order to reduce any compatibility issues, the preferred format is PDF. All files should have rasterized images, outlined fonts and be in CMYK color mode.
When creating a Spot UV job, You must include a Spot UV template file along with the regular full color file. The Spot UV template file is used to show where the UV will be placed.
We recommend saving as a .PDF. You may also send the file in the following types: jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, eps, and png. We prefer that you send .PDF with embedded or outlined fonts. .PDF’s are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. Remember to add crop marks and flatten your files