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Benefits of Spot Varnish Greeting Cards
Send Personalised Greetings
Build Lasting Relationships
Engage With Your Customers
Printing greeting cards helps your business build long-lasting relationships with people who matter the most - your customers. Send out traditional holiday or birthday greeting cards to customers or your loved ones, and customise them with a personalised message and logo. Sending out personalised wishes makes your customers feel more valued, and helps you connect and build stronger relationship with your customers.
Gogoprint offers both one-sided and two-sided Spot Varnish Greeting Card printing. For Spot Varnish Greeting Cards there will be a matte lamination on both sides and Spot Varnish on the front only. Place your order today for free and fast delivery.
Please follow our artwork preparation guidelines to ensure that your artwork file is set up correctly.
1. How to prepare spot varnish artwork files
2. Add 3 mm of bleed
During the production of paper products, slight cutting imperfections are to be expected - cutting can be off by a couple of millimeters from the cutting line. To allow leeway for such imperfections, you should add 3 mm of bleed on all edges of your artwork. Make sure all colors, background pictures, and elements extend to the edge of the bleed area, to avoid the appearance of white borders on certain edges after cutting. Learn more how to set up the bleed here.
3. Keep your content within a 3 mm safety margin
To ensure that no important elements (text, graphics, images) get cut off from your paper product, make sure to keep such elements at least 3 mm away from the edge of your finished product dimensions. Click here to know how to set up 3 mm safety margin.
4. Use CMYK colour mode
Except for silkscreen and pad printing, files should be prepared in CMYK colour mode. Keep in mind that if the setup is wrong, colours on the finished product may differ from the file you sent. Here is how to set your artwork to CMYK colour mode in Adobe Illustrator.
5. Use an image resolution of at least 300 DPI
6. Use the right values for grey elements
When setting up grey elements, set the black color (K) to a percentage between 0 and 100, and keep all other colors (C, M, and Y) equal to 0%.
7. Use the right values for black elements
When setting up black text, thin lines and small elements, use pure black, (i.e. C = 0, M = 0, Y = 0, K = 100). Text, thin lines, and small elements in pure black color should be set to overprint to avoid white gaps around the text. It will give a solid edge to those elements.
8. Use maximum 2 colours for lines that are finer than 2 pt
If lines are 2 pt thick or less, use only 1 or 2 colours. 4 colours may be used for thicker lines.
9. Convert all fonts to outlines, or embed them in your file
To avoid issues with fonts when submitting your file(s), make sure to convert fonts to outlines, or to embed all fonts when saving to PDF.
10. Save and upload your artwork files as PDF/X-1a
The best format for submitting print-ready files is PDF, under the PDF/X-1a standard. Where possible, submit your files in PDF format. See why PDF/X-1a is the right format for printing.
Our free templates provide you with all the information you need to correctly prepare your artwork files for printing. Simply download the template that matches your desired product configuration.
If you have any questions about the product and ordering process, please have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If can't find your question in our FAQ section, you can reach our friendly customer support on +65 3159 3042.
1. Why are n matte laminated?
We use matte lamination on all our Spot UV Cards to maximize the contrast between the areas with and without Spot UV.
2. What is spot varnish?
Spot varnish involves a clear, shiny coating that is only applied on specific elements of the artwork. The result is an eye-catching contrast between matte and glossy elements.
3. What type of spot varnish is used?
We use a shiny clear ink that is applied on top of the matte lamination.
4. How will my product be delivered?
All of our products are delivered in a securely packed cardboard box.
5. I can't find what I'm looking for. Can I request a quote?
If you can't find what you need, please call our customer service team at the above-mentioned number to help you place an order. You can also request a quote from our customer service team for special product configurations that are not available on our website.
6. How can I upload my files?
7. Which formats can I upload?
The best format for submitting print-ready files is PDF, under the PDF/X-1a standard. Learn how to save your artwork using PDF/X-1a standard in Adobe Illustrator. However you can also upload your file in JPEG, PNG, PSD, EPS, TIFF or AI format for an additional fee of SGD 10.00. Our graphic designers will then convert your file into a print-ready PDF file.
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