Scratch-Off Printing

Itching to stand out? Scratch-off printing that invites user interaction might be the answer.

Have you ever seen someone throw away a scratch off card without checking to see if they've won? No? That's because consumers can't help themselves. It's human nature to check just in case they are a grand prize winner!

Ideal Scratch-Off Printing Uses

Scratch-off printing is most effectively done using UV coatings and is ideal to enhance your message on the following: world maps (see below), direct mail, postcards, gift cards, other plastic cards, tradeshow giveaways, in-store promotions, incentive programs, tickets, coupons, business cards, and more.

Many colors are available, though silver, gray, black, and gold are the most popular. For games and promotions, we have a scratch-off color to work with your design.

Scratch-Off World Maps

H&H Graphics offers the most accurate registration between scratch-off overprinting and the four-color printing underneath. We also ensure that scratch-off printing doesn't come off too easily or require excessive scratching, which stems from our extensive experience printing UV ink on offset litho printed 4-color and making sure it cures properly.

We also offer higher quality, better communication and shorter lead-time issues than sourcing in China, India or elsewhere overseas – proving once again that the cheapest option is often not the best.

Before Scratching

Travel Scratch-Off Maps: Before

After Scratching

Travel Scratch-Off Maps: After

Take It Up a Notch

Use a scratch off to send users to your website to key in their code and see if they've won, or make the scratch off area the shape of your product or a fun design rather than a standard box or oval. We can add an additional coating on tap of the scratch off portion of your piece, which could be printing in any color (e.g. your logo, a $ sign, "Scratch Here") or we can add scented printing to create a scratch-n-sniff effect.

Scratch-Off Printing Specifications


  • Should be printed on coated stock with a non-aqueous varnish – we can varnish if needed
  • Can sometimes be printed on un-coated stock, but needs to be tested prior to a production run


  • Over lamination (30 mil)
  • Does not require varnish coat

Other Substrates Specs

  • For automatic presses: minimum 70# text max 30 pt. board
  • No textiles or apparel
  • Flat surface


  • Requires a 1/16″ trap (scratch off area is 1/16″ larger than the artwork it's covering)
  • Text or artwork printed under the scratch off should be scaled back to 30-50% (scale back 50-80%) to avoid show-through of the image or text
  • Area to be screen printed should be 100% solid black (no screens or half tones)
  • In position for entire sheet with crop marks
  • We prefer PDF format

Minimum Order Quantity

  • 500 sheets for fully automatic
  • Otherwise $750

Sheet Size

  • Fully automatic: minimum size: 15″ x 22″; maximum size 28″ x 40″
  • Semi-Automatic: no minimum size; maximum size: 25″ x 38″
  • Please allow 3/4″ to 1″ for gripper

Contact us to learn how scratch-off printing can help you be Anything but Ordinary


On any flat surface, including paper, plastic, pressure sensitive, acrylic, magnetic, chipboard, metal, glass, banners, film and more!


Consistent quality with established process, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence means repeatability and reliability.


State of the art techniques and technology, fueled by our cutting-edge research and development for creative, unique solutions.


Any quantity, small promotions or long runs, hand-work to fully automated, our process manages your project with the attention you expect.


According to YOUR schedule – with two full operating shifts enabling dependable quality and turnaround when your deadline is critical.


Innovation with new vendors, substrates, inks and coatings from around the globe to create a unique effect that stands out.

True interactivity... You touch it, it touches you. Print, the medium that invented interactivity, is vibrant and evolving.

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