Headline Printers Limited

3D Laminated Business Cards

Our 3D raised Spot UV business cards literally take print to another level.


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This amazing effect is created by slowly layering a clear varnish directly on to the lamination. It lays on the surface and dries to create a raised gloss. Printed on thick 350gsm Silk paper and with either a standard Matt or a velvety Soft Touch lamination, these cards will scream tactility.

The perfect enhancement to a minimal but bold design. Use the 3D Spot UV varnish to pick out elements within your design. Combine the 3D Spot UV with a graduated design underneath to create a masterpiece! 

Please check out our other options for business card printing.

All of our prices are based on you supplying your own artwork, if you require us to create the artwork or if you would like to discuss supplying your own artwork please call us on 023 9271 8111 or email: hello@headlineprinters.com

Lamination Types

  • 3D UV laminating is a high gloss transparent film that sits on top of your printed goods. The fundamental difference between 3D UV and Spot UV is the height. Spot UV sits flat on top of matt laminate and 3D UV has a height of between 1 to 3mm. Due to the one pass print technology employed in 3D laminate finishing, adding a textured finish to your printed work is quick and easy and can be used in digital and litho printing.

  • Matt - For a sophisticated finish, try our Matt Laminated cards. These cards are built to withstand the everyday wear-and-tear of life on the road. Its smooth finish brings out the lighter colours in the graphic, and allows for a softer image.

  • Soft Touch - Some things have to be felt to be believed. Our Soft Touch cards have an astonishingly velvet finish. This card exudes class and sophistication, and is a must have for premium businesses.

Artwork Guide for 3D spot UV printing

If you are printing a one-sided document, then a 2-page PDF is required:
Page 1 is the CMYK artwork and page 2 is the 3D spot UV artwork.

If you are printing a double-sided document, with 3D spot UV to one side, please submit a 4-page PDF:

Page 1 is the front of the artwork
Page 2 is the back of the artwork
Page 3 is the 3D spot varnish artwork (the 3D spot UV layer is applied on top of the artwork on page 1)
Page 4 is blank.

The 3D spot UV artwork should contain solid black shapes in the exact position where the raised varnish is required. Please ensure 3D spot UV artwork is supplied as a vector is 100% black only and does not contain any cyan, magenta or yellow.

Please note: The application of 3D spot UV varnish has registration tolerances of approximately ±0.5 mm. It is not therefore recommended that small text (10pt minimum) or thin lines (1pt minimum) to be varnished as perfect register cannot be guaranteed.

  • Finished Size: 85mm x 55mm - Size with bleed: 91mm x 61mm
  • Resolution: 300 dpi minimum
  • Format: PDF or JPEG
  • Colour: CMYK (RGB/Pantones will be converted during proofing)
  • Fonts: Outlined or Embedded
  • Bleed: 3mm 
  • Safe Zone: 3mm
  • Any element that requires 3D spot varnish must be at least 3mm from the trim edge.
  • The minimum font size is 10pt and line weights should be at least 1pt.