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Spot UV and Hot Stamping Guide

This guide will show you how to supply artwork for item with SPOT UV or hot stamping finish. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that we're able to translate your artwork into a striking piece of print.

Two Simple Rules

Two main aspects in preparing the Spot UV and Hot Stamping is slightly different from normal. To make sure we able to recreate your design with your specifications and produce your required print, you will need to:

  • Supply extra artwork page denoting where the SPOT UV or hot stamping finish needs to be applied
  • Make sure that your SPOT UV or hot stamping areas stay clear of edges, folds and perforations to prevent flaking.

An extra artboard pages for your SPOT UV or Hot Stamping

When supplying artwork for single SPOT UV or hot stamping finished product, you need to prepare 2 pages of artwork.

  • Page 1 should be CMYK artwork
  • Page 2 should be SPOT UV / Hot Stamping artwork.

Page 1 should feature all artwork elements, all artwork should be in CMYK

Page 2 featuring the SPOT UV artwork should be supplied as vector file, with solid black areas denoting exactly where the SPOT UV or HOT Stamping is to be applied.

If your printed item requires SPOT UV one sided, you should supply a three page pdf:

  • Place your order requesting Matt Lamination Front and Back With Spot UV 1 sided
  • Supply artwork as 3 page pdf
  • Page 1, supply the CMYK artwork for side 1 (Front)
  • Page 2, supply the SPOT UV artwork for side 1 (Front)
  • Page 3, supply the CMYK artwork for side 2 (Back)
  • Upload the PDF in 3 pages all if you have separate PDF , then you can zip together and upload it to our server.

CMYK artwork for Spot UV

PDF Page 1 - CMYK artwork (Front)

Artwork for Spot UV

PDF Page 2 - Spot UV (Front)

Back page artwork for Spot UV

PDF Page 3 - CMYK artwork (Back) 

 

If your printed item requires Hot Stamping one sided, you should supply a three page pdf:

  • Place your order requesting Matt Lamination Front and Back With Hot Stamping 1 sided
  • Supply artwork as 3 page pdf
  • Page 1, supply the CMYK artwork for side 1 inclusive the image or text to be stamped(Front)
  • Page 2, supply the CMYK artwork without the image or text to be hot stamped (Front)
  • Page 3, supply the hot stamp artwork and please ensure the hot stamp image is positioned accurately.
  • Upload the PDF in 3 pages all if you have separate PDF , then you can zip together and upload it to our server.

CMYK artwork for hot stamping

PDF Page 1 - CMYK artwork (Front)

CMYK artwork for hot stamping without hot stamp

PDF Page 2 - CMYK without hot stamp (Front)

Back page artwork for Hot Stamping

PDF Page 3 - Hot Stamp Artwork 

 

Stay clear of edges, folds and perforations

When supplying artwork , please ensure the SPOT UV / Hot Stamping are contained in safe are. The boundary of safe ares is 3mm inside the cutter guide on all sides. Any SPOT UV or hot stamping areas that stray outside the safe area may be trim and resulting in unfinished edge that will prone to flaking.

Spot UV Safe Area