Ensuring sufficient Dots per Inch (DPI)
An acceptable DPI to be used should be within 150 – 300 DPI, otherwise the printed images might risk being pixelated or blurry.
Care should also be taken when images downloaded off the web are used for the design, as not all images which look nice and sharp on your monitor will be similarly good on your final print product. The images should be viewed on your monitor at 100% scale for a more accurate gauge of the pixelation and acceptablity.
Creating a Spot UV Artwork
Spot UV is a special kind of varnish finishing that are targeted on specific area on the artwork for a more premium outlook. Spot UV effect will cause the targeted area to be glossy and reflective, and in addition, the slight protrusion will gave users a 3D effect feel.
In order to create a Spot UV artwork, designers will need to fill up the entire area to be Spot UV with the CMYK setting as : C=0, M=0, Y=0 and K=100. Whereas the targeted area needs to be duplicated onto the Spot UV template in the Exact Spot.
Using the above image as an example. If intention is to create a Portrait Business Card which will look in the same orientation when users turn over the card from Left to Right. Then the front and back artworks in the template should be layout such that they share the same corners/edges.