Rise Up to the Occasion With Raised Spot UV Postcards

Never deal with a dull postcard again. Get your postcards the attention they deserve with raised spot UV postcard printing. The glossy and tactile spot UV finish will highlight your design and message.

Introduce your new company to prospects. Promote an event or sale. Or just say hello to your loyal customers. With custom postcard printing, small to large scale business advertising can be easy, shiny, and smooth sailing

What Is Raised Spot UV Postcard Printing All About?

This printing finish may sound intimidating and complicated at first, but it’s pretty straightforward once you are familiar with it:

The Process:
A clear high gloss polymer is applied over the area where you want to have a shiny look. The end product is a super glossy finish with a raised texture that looks embossed. Since the spot UV is raised to 50 microns high, it offers a more tactile experience.

The Specs:
Raised spot UV postcards are printed on 16 pt. cardstock with a velvet laminated finish that:

  • Has no glare and feels irresistibly plush and soft to the touch, just like velvet
  • Protects the surface of your postcard from scratches and dents.
  • Increases the postcard thickness from 16 pt. to 19 pt., making it sturdier than ever.
  • Contrasts well with raised spot UV finish for a premium look.

What Postcard Sizes Are Available?

Raised spot UV postcard printing comes in two popular card sizes:

  • 4" x 6" postcards are perfect as invitations or announcement cards. Best of all, it still qualifies as a USPS First-Class mail so sending these out will be cheap and easy.
  • 5" x 7" postcard size works great as effective marketing tool to promote your new business or product line. Its larger size means you can put more images and information.


Why Should I Add Raised Spot UV to My Postcard Printing?

Choosing raised spot UV postcard printing is a no-brainer.

Here are three good reasons why this is the perfect design accent for your postcards: 

  • Gives a realistic texture to images. Use this for postcards for food, beverages, nail products, jewelry, or car detailing industries. Add a raised spot UV coating over an ice cream or water droplet design to make the artwork look and feel three-dimensional. 
  • Showcases important design or text. Highlight any design element that you want to emphasize in your postcard printing. This finish will also put a spotlight on bold texts and large text fields. Just make sure they are 10 pt. font or larger. 
  • Adds an interesting background. Patterns are instant attention-boosters for your postcard printing. Since raised spot UV is a clear coat, you can create interesting background patterns that will not compete with the important elements of your custom postcards' artwork.  It also gives an interesting and pleasant texture that will make people want to hold it. 

Note: For best results, make sure that the raised spot UV coverage is less than 30% of your card. This prevents the postcards from sticking together when stacked.

Discover some fun facts on postcards and why you should print raised spot UV postcards. Upload your artwork to start the ordering process. You can select our free file check option to ensure your postcard printing is error-free.

Raised Spot UV Postcards FAQs

The printing turnaround time is based on the number of days it takes for us to print your postcards which is 6 business days. Your order will be shipped after the printing turnaround period.

Your raised spot UV postcards will arrive to you cut to size, carefully packed, and neatly boxed.

No, we currently do not offer direct mail services for raised spot UV postcards. However, we do offer direct mail for our standard postcard printing. If you are sending these postcards out for mailing, please confirm that they can print on velvet laminated cards.

What Material Is Used for Raised Spot UV Postcard Printing? 

Our raised spot UV postcards are printed on:

16 pt. Cardstock Gloss

  • Stiff stock with reflective coating
  • Shows off vibrant colors on both sides

Download Blank Print Templates

Set up your print file with correct trim and folding lines by downloading a blank template for your preferred design software. 

Final Dimensions
4" x 6"
4" x 6" Raised Spot UV Postcards
5" x 7"
5" x 7" Raised Spot UV Postcards