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These 32pt thick uncoated business cards represent the pinnacle of bespoke branding. Your business cards are printed in full color with optional foil stamping, gilded / foil or painted edges, embossing and debossing and custom shape die cutting.
Your artwork is printed with UV dry inks to ensure brilliant colour and high fidelity photographs and crisp detail. When you're looking for bespoke business cards printed with unlimited custom options you've hit the mark!
*We are not able to offer gilded foil edges in combination with embossing.
NOTES ON EMBOSSING / DEBOSSING
Elements that are embossed will appear as a debossed effect on the reverse. Elements that are debossed may show a slight impression on the reverse. + Please request a custom quote for "No-Show Embossing that does not leave a deboss on the reverse of the card.
Full coverage (aka floods) of ink on uncoated stocks are not recommended. While offset wet inks will absorb to some degree into the stock, the overall result of covering uncoated stocks with ink will produce a low sheen instead of a matte appearance. Heavy ink coverage may also highlight the appearance of natural fibres on uncoated stocks. If your art / design includes heavy ink coverage and you want cards with a matte appearance we recommend one of our laminated stocks instead.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Die Line: Supply a file that includes a vector path outline indicating the shape and size of your die cut card. Pricing is based on simple shape, so your dieline should be as simple as possible or the order may be placed on hold to quote the complex die.
Foil Stamping: Include a separate file/artboard with these elements colored with Pantone Black to denote the foil stamping. Alternatively, if you would like to include these elements in the same file, place these elements on a separate layer and colored with a Pantone color (typically Pantone Black) that denotes the Foil Stamping.
Embossing / Debossing: Include a separate file/artboard with these elements colored with Pantone Black to denote the debossing or embossing. Alternatively, if you would like to include these elements in the same file, place these elements on a separate layer and colored with a Pantone color (typically Pantone Black) that denotes the Foil Stamping.
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colors: supply your files in CMYK color (Pantone/RGB colors will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.