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Foiling and Spot UV

Bring a bit of bling to your everyday product

Foiling or Spot UV will add a touch of luxury to any product.

Foiling available in 12 colours including golds, silvers and blues and even reflex holographic. Have something custom? Don’t forget to contact us!

Foiling or Spot UV Options

Online Ordering. 24/7 Printing.

Printing Options Artwork Guidelines Artwork Templates
  • Business Cards
  • Brochures
  • Presentation Folders
  • Custom sizes are also available
  • Full colour one or both sides
  • Foiling or Spot UV can be done on blank sides

Foiling Colour Options are Gloss Silver, Black, Copper, Electric Blue, Magenta, Red, Navy Blue, Matt Gold, Gloss Gold, Rose Gold, Matt Silver and Reflex Holographic

Spot UV has a clear gloss finish

  • Foiling can be done on an uncoated, unfinished coated stock, Matt or Velvet cello finish
  • Foiling cannot be done on a gloss cello finish
  • Spot UV is recommended with a Matt cello or Velvet Cello finish or coated stocks

Foiling products require:

  • Minimum 120gsm uncoated for small runs (under 1000)
  • Minimum 140gsm uncoated for large runs (over 1000)
  • Minimum 200gsm for coated stocks

Spot UV products require:

  • Minimum 200gsm on coated stocks
  • Custom sizes are also available
  • Foil blocks are ordered every Monday Evening
  • Order must be in by 5pm Monday to meet that weeks production run
  • Spot UV business cards must be in by Tuesday 10am to start the run on Tuesday evening
Standard 2mm on all sides for artwork - Foiling/ Spot UV area will need to be 100% to size
Foiling/Spot UV can go right to the edge of the product and bleed out if required
PDF version 1.4 or higher formats only.
300 dpi for all images and artwork at full size; 800 dpi for all text as an image.
Foil colours available are Gloss Silver, Black, Copper, Electric Blue, Magenta, Red, Navy Blue, Matt Gold, Gloss Gold, Rose Gold, Matt Silver and Reflex Holographic Spot UV is clear gloss
All fonts need to be embedded or converted to curves so they print correctly - minimum font size is generally 8pt using a sans serif font - larger pt size for serif fonts
Ensure your artwork matches your order specifications

General Instructions for Foiling and Spot UV:

  • Foiling must be supplied as a 4 page PDF. Page 1 will be artwork for printing only on the front. Page 2 will be artwork for the back. Page 3 is for the foil block only (foil area as 100% black only, vector art only), Page 4 will be the front art and foil combined to use as a positional guide.
  • Spot UV must be supplied as a 3 page PDF. Page 1 will be artwork for printing only on the front. Page 2 will be artwork for the back. Page 3 will be the Spot UV layer supplied as 100% black as vector art and in the correct position
  • We don’t correct, modify or proofread artwork so please check copy and layout.
  • If you need any assistance with file set-up, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Foiling example Business Cards
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  • Foiling Example Presentation Folders/ die cut jobs
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  • Spot UV example Business Cards
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Continuous Improvement

LEP constantly strives to improve on its current practices, whether that be streamlining production methods or enhancing website functions. Choose a printer that cares about the final outcome and is constantly working towards refining what they are already great at.