Black Metal Business Cards Printing
We offer standard US size black metal business cards (3.5″ x 2″) with additional features such as etching, spot color, laser engrave or variable data. All our black metal business cards have custom die cutting included the price. These cards are perfect for the individual or business who wants to stand out and make a lasting impression.
Our special matt black metal business cards are made from marine grade stainless steel and are simply gorgeous. Stainless steel is used in the production of all of our metal business cards. This allows us to ensure that the metal’s texture and color are consistent even in big volumes. The metal we employ is special in that it can keep its shape even when bent. Our business cards will not rust or corrode and are extremely resistant to the elements.
Metal Card Effects
To build these cards, we begin by anodizing our rolled stainless steel, which is marine quality. The metal’s surface is given a strong, matt polish as a result of this process. Using the same method as our original metal business cards, we chemically etch and cut the artwork into its surface. The end product is simply amazing.
Acids are used to etch details such as writing and images. After that, the card is coated with an unique protective foil and exposed to UV light. The portions that require etching are exposed, while the remainder of the area is blocked by the foil.
We can etch and cut the steel with great precision using our innovative photochemical milling method. This enables elaborate patterns, holes, and grilles to be created. We etch the text into the matt finish itself, rather than printing it onto the metal’s surface, which tends to rub away over time. The lighter stainless steel shines through, creating a contrast between the black coating and the exposed metal. This helps the text and artwork to stand out against the card’s dark background.
We can not only cut through the steel, but we can also change the shape of the card by removing metal from the edges. Furthermore, there is no additional payment as long as the chosen shape falls within the dimensions of a regular card.
Need help with this?
Our expert team is always here to help with any customizations you require.
Available 10am-6pm weekdays by phone, email or livechat.
What is CMYK?
In offset printing, the standard color mode used in CMYK. CMYK, or Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black represent the four process colours in this mode. When you are creating your files, be sure to check the color mode as programs like Photoshop by default use RBG color, not CMYK. CMYK may look more dull on a computer screen than RGB; more noticeable in large solid color areas.
Accepted File Formats
We require industry standard formats for all uploaded files. We keep quality in mind when we print every job. We accept the following file formats: TIF – JPG – PDF – EPS – PSD. We accept CorelDraw, Pagemaker & Quark or similar files by converting them to industry standard graphic formats like JPG, TIF or PDF.
Rich Black vs 100% Black
Large black areas or fonts bigger than 36 points should use Rich Black which stops areas appearing gray. Rich Black is created with 30% Cyan, 30% Magenta, 30% Yellow, 100% Black. This setup will keep black areas looking rich and bold. For best results with regular body text, do not use Rich Black.
What Paper to Choose?
Paper should be addressed first in your design work. With postcards, the best option is to choose a thicker cardstock instead of a thinner text weight. The difference between these 2 types of paper is thickness. Our text weight is based on pounds and our card stock is weighted by points. Want to feel the difference? Order a Free Sample Kit today.
What is Font Outlining?
We might not have the same fonts on our systems as your computer, so when saving your files in a vector based program (Illustrator, InDesign, Quark, CorelDraw) please outline your fonts. This will convert them to a vector image, will not effect the clarity and will allow us to see the same text as you see on your screen.
We have many coating options at Printing New York. Matte, UV, silk and spot UV. Choose the coating based on your application. For example, if you want to write on your cards with a pen, do not choose UV coating as a pen won’t write on it. In this case a matte or uncoated stock coating would suit. Choose UV coating for flyers or banners and our rich silk gives a touch of elegance; 16pt stock a more durable feeling.
What resolution should my files be for printing?
When printing, 300 PPI is the best print resolution for digital printers. The design of a file with a resolution below 300 PPI will result in blurring and pixelization. On the other hand, you should not design with a resolution higher than 300 PPI. As far as the eye can see, there will be no difference in print quality. It will also make your file much larger (increase file upload/transfer time).
We always recommend 300 PPI drawings to print, but we also know that sometimes you do not have the ability to edit your drawings. If you cannot print your files with a resolution of 300 PPI, you will have to take some measures to ensure that a lower resolution works for you.
We recommend that you set the resolution in your graphics editor (i.e. Photoshop) to 300 PPI before you start drawing your file. Increasing the resolution after the start will still result in blurring/pixelation.
How are my artworks checked?
All the work is checked by our team before printing. If we have any problems with the files, we will contact you and advise you how to change the format. Please note that conversion of both color and size mode will be done automatically without prior information.
During the analysis of the illustrations, we check
– if the files are presented in one of the accepted formats (PDF, JPG, TIFF, EPS or PS).
– if the number of pages is correct
– if the file supplied is greyscale (only if you have ordered a color print)
– if the file is the right size (otherwise we will scale your work to the desired size, however, this may result in a reduction in resolution. No additional bleeding will be added to the process either).
– if the drill lines have been specified
– if the appropriate fonts have been incorporated into the file.
Why do my artwork files need bleed?
To ensure that there are no white areas on the printed product, all files submitted should have a 2mm bleed on each side. This means that your design (both images and graphics) should always be 2mm larger than the actual print format. Failure to do so may result in slight variations, resulting in white margins. To ensure that the fonts and essential elements of your drawing are visible, place them at least 3mm away from the final format (not including bleeding) and do not use edges as edges in layouts.
– If you are submitting data for printing in an open format, the bleed should be 4mm on each side (e.g. A4 size including bleed should be 301×214mm).
– If you are submitting files for presentation folders, banners, monthly calendars, packaging or any other promotional technology products, please prepare a file with 3mm bleed on each side
– Envelopes should be supplied with a 1mm bleed.
– The textile elastic frames must be bled 15mm.
If you need more information, please consult our artwork instructions.
What file types can my artwork be?
You can upload files in the following formats:
JPG, PDF, EPS, TIFF, PS (PostScript)
Make sure that your PDF file is saved directly from your graphics program in standard PDF/X format (PDF/X3 or PDF/X1a). To avoid problems with layers and transparencies during the printing process, it is recommended to use the “1.3 compatibility” setting when saving artworks.
If you are sending TIFF files, be sure to reduce the number of layers to one.
To avoid problems with color variation or printed image, please do not use pre-separated data from DCS EPS.
How and where can I pickup my prints?
We are open for pick-up Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. After hours, you can always fill out our /contact/ form and we will contact you within one hour during business hours. We offer two locations in downtown New York City. Check which is more convenient – the SOHO district of Manhattan or Bensonhurst area, Brooklyn. Both our offices are easily accessible by subway and car.
Quality and consistency are an important part of every printing job in New York City. We employ only the professionals who run our machines, and our talented design team is ready to help you design your next printing project. At Printing New York, we only accept orders online, however, if you have any questions or concerns about placing your order, please call us and we will have a member of our team accompany you throughout the process. Our expert and friendly advice, combined with our talented designers and professional printing staff, all combine to give our clients a service that will take you to the extreme. Stop by one of our New York offices and see for yourself.
Are you an eco-friendly printer?
Yes we are! We offer the widest range of eco-friendly printing products available in New York using soy ink, including recycled business cards, brochures, presentation folders, sales sheets, stationery, catalogs, flyers, calendars and more. Recycled paper is now our standard stock.
Historically, the printing industry has had a poor reputation for caring for the environment, with excessive use of water and electricity, paper waste and the use of volatile chemicals resulting in toxic waste. Protecting the environment is one of New York Print’s major concerns, and we strive to put our planet first.
And this is how Print New York is making a difference:
– Using soy-based inks
– Use of recycled paper stocks as standard
– Printing methods, such as duplex printing, that reduce paper usage
– Modern machines that significantly reduce energy consumption
– Elimination of toxic and volatile chemicals
– Alcohol-free presses
– We recycle redundant machines and computer parts.
– We recycle our printing plates, press blankets, bottles, cans and containers
Discover extraordinary metal business cards created for you in NYC
With over 20 years experience in print, our bespoke metal business card service is like no other. Finest quality materials, fast turnarounds & exceptional results are just the beginning.
Unique Printing Effects
Exclusive to our metal business cards.
Etching is exclusively available on our metal cards. When applied on our stainless steel cards, it gives them a slightly recessed appearance and a matte surface. If used in conjunction with a spot color, it is a lovely and luxurious finishing for details and designs on metal cards, and it is very eye-catching if used with spot-colors.
Laser engraving produces a finish that is truly one-of-a-kind. A laser, which is used most commonly on our metal cards, burns away the desired design, creating an interesting finish with varying colors depending on where the surface has been carved off. The completed result, for example, on our black duplex uncoated card materials, gives the appearance of a deep depressed ‘bronze’ finish. On our stainless and gold metal cards, you will see a silver finish, and on our black metal cards, you will see a bronze finish.
Cut-Through Die Cutting
Cut through die cutting allows you to create one-of-a-kind adaptations for your cards. The ability to cut accurately and elaborately through our metal cards allows for the creation of both basic and complicated designs, resulting in an eye-catching and attractive final product. Use it to add decorations to the inside of your card design, or to give your cards rounded corners or a unique form.
Spot coloring is a technique that allows for the addition of bright solid colors on metal cards. If possible, spot coloring should be used in conjunction with etching for the best results, while it can be used on its own with the correct design. Spot color is a great way to give your metal card designs a distinctive look or a special hue.
Variable data enables for the inclusion of unique details on each card that are distinct from the others. Business cards for more than one individual with the identical logos and address details, or membership cards with each card having its own unique membership number. A variety of variable data is accessible on our metal cards, and it can be laser etched or applied in one color using a spot color.
Frost & Prism Finish
Our distinctive frost or prism front finishing, which is only available on our luxury black metal card collection, results in a lovely textured and finger print resistant finish that is both elegant and durable. When using prism finishing, you may create micro geometric patterns on the card, whereas frost finishing creates a faint texture all over the card. Our luxurious black metal card collection, available in prism or frost finishes, makes an elegant and dramatic statement.
Our gold, rose gold, and stainless steel metal cards have a delightfully sumptuous feel thanks to the use of mirror finishing, which creates a highly shiny and polished surface that reflects light brilliantly. The final product is elegant and beautiful, thanks to the use of mirror finishing.
Our stainless steel metal card material has a unique polish that distinguishes it from the competition. It is not as reflective as mirror finishing, but it does have a distinctive ‘metal’ appearance and an attractive sheen to it that makes it stand out. It has a similar appearance to the finish seen on most high-end stainless steel appliances and tools.
Our metal card assortment includes three different types of finishes, the third of which is brushed. This finish produces a very delicate linear brush pattern across the surface of the card that has not been etched. Cardstock with huge quantities of etching or large amounts of un-etched surface are the best candidates for this technique.
fullmetal2000 (verified owner)
On a bespoke design, the turnaround time is quite quick! I only needed a small amount, so this was the ideal solution! It came out perfectly.
Craftking11 (verified owner)
I needed a nameplate for my luggage tags, and James was fantastic in assisting me in designing and producing an excellent result. The cards are a perfect fit for the luggage tags, and the laser engraving is excellent. Printing New York is highly suggested if you’re looking for engravings!
soldger (verified owner)
This was the quickest, most straightforward, and most satisfying online transaction I’ve ever made. Eli was quick to answer, get me a proof, and get my order out the door. I will absolutely use Printing New York again in the future because the quality is excellent. Furthermore, Eli was incredibly kind and helpful. You should purchase his goods.
CrazyBlueBannana (verified owner)
I was genuinely concerned about this order, but it was within my budget for a test run, so I decided to take a chance, which I am glad I did. My black metal business cards turned out fantastically, Eli was extremely responsive, and I needed them in a hurry. I was worried that the lettering might bleed or that the cards would seem different in person, but these cards look and feel fantastic. I would highly suggest this product and would buy it again in a heartbeat. Thank you really much!!!
Slic3man (verified owner)
These black metal business cards were wonderful! I placed an order for a client, and they well exceeded my expectations! The vendor was quite helpful and worked with me to ensure that we got the design just right. They also arrived quite quickly! I will definitely order from you again!