UV Matte Ink is a cover personalization method which involves a liquid ink hardened by an UltraViolet light. You can design a text or detailed graphics without a need of ordering a metal die like it's needed with a custom stamp.
The ink sits on top of the fabric, creating the raised "3d" effect - especially when the white ink is used. UV Ink is very resistant to scratching.
UV Ink is a CMYK printing technology which means that you can print whichever color you wish, although we can not do glossy/metallic effect - for this please use Foil Overprint option.
To design your cover please download one of the listed templates and edit them in Photoshop and save them in PDF format.
Type your text or add graphics. The background must be transparent and the text / graphic color as you intend it on the cover. You may use any color but please notice that if you want to emulate gold color, it will turn out as yellow. For gold/silver effect please choose embossing/ custom stamp/ overprint methods.
Next, please CTRL+Left Click (Windows) or CMD+Left Click (Mac) on the [T] icon to make to outline the text or graphics.
Go to CHANNELS tab and click the menu icon. Then select NEW SPOT CHANNEL.
Your text or graphic will be lit in red.
Name the spot channel as white and set solidity to 100%. Our UV Printer will understand this red channel and print it in white. If you choose the main text in another color than white, our printer will first print the white underlayer and then print the second non-white layer on top. This will make your original text stand out better.
Please save the file as PSD.