How To Set Up Spot UV Artwork For Print


  1. We require only one PDF per version

  2. Select the elements that are to be in Spot UV, copy them and paste them in place on a separate layer

  3. Select these elements and create a new colour swatch called ‘SPOT UV’, set the ‘Colour Type’ to ‘Spot Color’ and set the CMYK breakdown to 100% Black 

  4. Now set these Spot UV elements to overprint

Watch our quick tutorial below or download our detailed step by step PDF instructions here. (They're unbranded so you can shoot them through to your clients too)

 *Please note that all lines/strokes that are to be highlighted in Spot UV, must be at least 0.25mm thick, or the Spot UV may not appear as clear or sharp. Spot UV can shift slightly when applied, avoid applying it to thin lines, small text or finely detailed artwork.