Raised UV Business Cards FAQ

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Have a question about printing custom raised UV business cards? Check out these raised UV business cards FAQ and learn about our paper stocks, coating options and more.

What is UV printing?

It’s a form of digital printing that uses ultraviolet light to dry or cure the raised coating as it’s printed. The result is a textured, 3D effect, high-gloss finish, vibrant colors and clear typography.

Can I add the raised UV coating to both sides of the business card?

Yes, as long as you select a paper stock that’s coated on both sides. The raised UV coating can also be combined with black or full-color ink on both sides. Learn more: Black vs. Full-Color Printing

Can my business card have the raised UV coating on an uncoated stock or speciality stock like linen or felt weave?

No, raised UV coating is not available on uncoated or specialty paper stocks. If you select Coated Semigloss 1 Side (C1S), which features a coated side and uncoated side, the raised UV coating can be applied to the coated side of the stock only.

Can I add a laminate to my raised UV business cards?

Yes. Soft Touch laminate is available on one or two sides of your business cards. This laminate gives them a suede-like feel and guards against wear and tear. We cannot add another coating or laminate to the cards. Learn more: Soft Touch Laminate

What’s the standard business card size?

The standard business card size is 3-1/2″W x 2”H. This is the finished size. Be sure to consider bleed as you design your business cards with our predetermined sizes or custom dimensions. Learn more: Bleeds & Borders

What’s a typical order quantity?

For business card printing, the minimum order quantity is 50. People typically begin with 250 or 500 business cards, depending on their profession, industry and how they plan to use them.

Does my business card design have to be horizontal?

No. Online printing lets you design your business card with a vertical or horizontal orientation.

What paper stocks and weights are available?

Raised UV business cards are printed on various coated stocks with point weight options, where the higher the number, the thicker the stock. Learn more: Small Format Paper Stocks, Coated Paper Stocks vs. Uncoated Paper Stocks, Text Weight vs. Cover Weight

What’s the best logo size? If I don’t have a logo, can you design one for me?

You can design unique business cards with logos as small or large as you like. If your design includes a logo that’s partially cut off, remember to include a 1/8″ bleed. Learn more: Bleeds & Borders

Our Layout Services team can work with you to create a logo or your entire business card design for an additional fee. Just provide a brief description of your design idea and our designers will contact you within one business day to discuss your project. Learn more: Layout Services

Will I be able to proof my business cards?

Yes. A digital PDF soft proof will be available for your review within one business day after we receive your file upload. You’ll be able to review the project’s content, format and more and make any changes before it’s printed. Learn more: How to Use a Print Proof

If you have questions about any of these raised UV business cards FAQ or other printing services, please contact customer service.