A guide to Business Cards

Business cards tell a lot about your company and yourself. The design is one way to make your card different, but the print and finishing options should also be considered. This guide explains the most commonly printed business cards that we produce.

Uncoated Stock – This paper stock has a rougher feel to it which makes it a more tactile experience when handed out to clients. Uncoated stock works well for loyalty cards as it can be written on – a great option for the reverse of your card.

Standard Matt Lamination – This is by far the most popular form of business cad. They are produced quickly as they are simple to do. The paper stock used is normally a 400gsm silk that is then matt laminated to both sides.

Spot UV – This finishing option is a popular choice that adds a subtle extra to a standard business card. To use it effectively, lay it over coloured backgrounds. It’s best to avoid white as the spot UV will not show up as well.

Rounded Corners – Cards don’t have to have sharp corners. Break the normality and opt for rounded corners. It’s a simple finish that can really set your design apart. You don’t even have to round all the corners, doing it to two or three looks quirky and fun.

Foiling – This finish gives your design a high-end feel. Foil compliments an uncoated stock well and adds a bit of luxury. Foiling can be applied in silver, gold and an array of different colours.

Quadplex – This option will really get potential clients talking. Quadplex is created by bonding together 4 pieces of card. It’s a great chance to use a specialist paper to really top off the design.

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