Spot Raised business cards
Soft touch finish business cards with height-adjustable, tactile, Spot Raised varnish. 400g paper weight.
raise an eyebrow or two
Just a little different?
Why not try a mix of thick and thin varnish layers?
An extra eye for details with a matte finish and super-smooth to the touch. If your design has sharp lines and original typography, we recommend a matte finish.
And 400g card stock. Why would you need more?
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About Spot Raised business cards
With spot raised varnish, you can give your business card textured elements – with different raised heights. At 10%, your spot raised varnish is subtly perceptible. Splash out on 100% for a very perceptible presence. Simply select the design elements that get a thin or a thick layer. Make sure you don’t overlap. You don’t want the different heights to blend and ruin the effect.
Free print on both sides!
Recto/verso print: just add a second page to your document.
Add a special finish
Add a spot color swatch (100% Black) for all the elements you like to be Spot raised. Do you prefer a thin layer? Set the transparency of the elements to 10%. Keep your elements 100% black to create a thick layer of varnish. Combining the two is possible but please don’t use gradients or overlapping elements. If you do, the different thicknesses will not be visible anymore. Give this swatch a logical name. (we prefer: ‘Spot raised’).
Make sure all your special finish design elements are vector elements set to “Overprint fill”. This way you make sure that your CMYK design also fills the space behind your special finish design elements, so you won’t see white marks or lines.
Before exporting files:
- Remove all objects from the artboard that are not intended to be printed, including any extra swatches, links or extra objects.
- Your artwork should be in CMYK color mode.
- Images should be at least 200 dpi (we prefer 300 dpi).
- Delete the guidelines layer if you used a template.
Extend the background of your design to fill the full “bleed area”. This way you don’t end up with white edges when your business cards are trimmed.
Keep all the important stuff for your design (like the text, logo, graphic elements, etc.) inside this area. Don’t add your background – that still needs to run to the edges of the “bleed area”.
This shows where the design will be cut off in the end. Make sure you add crop marks to your document when you save or export to pdf.
So this will be the actual size of your business card.