Painting Business Cards
Our painted edge business cards are a one-of-a-kind detailing effect where the edges of your business cards are painted in vivid colors giving them a unique look. Painting edges is possible due to our thick and luxurious 32pt uncoated card stock which results in strong, bold cards which feel heavy in the hands. Custom printed business cards with a tinted border can have a huge impact on your brand. These business cards are available in 14 colors, including gold and other metallic colors for added shine. You can get these cards in the following sizes:
- 2″ x 3.5″ Painted Edge Business Cards
- 2.125″ x 3.375″ Painted Edge Business Cards
- 2.5″ x 2.5″ Painted Edge Business Cards
Painting business cards are popular with photographers, designers and other creative professionals who understand the value of stunning, thick business cards. Painting edges on business cards also enhances the image of luxury brands, making them popular in boutiques and stores. Take advantage of bulk printing to save even more on your painted edge business cards order. Print up to 1,000 painted edge business cards all ready to ship in only 4 business days. The fastest turnaround in NYC!
Painted Edge Business Cards Sizes
|US Size||Euro Size||Quantity||Color||Paper|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Black||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Blue||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Brown||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Orange||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Blue||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Gold||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Green||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Orange||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Pink||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Yellow||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Pink||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Purple||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Red||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Turquoise||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||Yellow||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.5″ x 2″||8.89mm x 5.08mm||250 – 1000||White||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Cards|
|3.375″ x 2.125″||8.5725mm x 5.3975mm||250 – 1000||Black||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375″ x 2.125″||8.5725mm x 5.3975mm||250 – 1000||Blue||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375″ x 2.125″||8.5725mm x 5.3975mm||250 – 1000||Brown||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Orange||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Blue||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Gold||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Green||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Orange||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Pink||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Yellow||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pink||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Purple||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Red||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Turquoise||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||Yellow||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|3.375 x 2.125||8.5725mm x mm||250 – 1000||White||32pt Cardstock – Colored Edge Business Cards|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Black||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Blue||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Brown||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Orange||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Blue||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Gold||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Green||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Orange||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Pink||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pearlescent Yellow||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Pink||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Purple||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Red||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||6.35mm x mm||250 – 1000||Turquoise||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||mm x mm||250 – 1000||Yellow||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
|2.5 x 2.5||mm x mm||250 – 1000||White||32pt Cardstock – Painted Edge Business Card|
Why should you choose painted edge business cards
Even when viewed from the side, colored edge business card printing provides your cards a dramatic yet refreshing appeal. These cards have an eye-catching solid color band around the edges that provides your cards and brand a cutting-edge look.
The thickness of painted edge business cards is more than double that of ordinary business cards. We start with 32pt uncoated cardboard as a base then use one of our many vibrant colors to paint the whole edge of this ultra-thick, luxury card. You have the option of selecting from a wide range of colors, including metallic possibilities. The heaviest cardstock available is 32 pt. thick, which is somewhat thicker than a credit card. This width highlights the colors on the side, making it easier to detect in a stack or business card holder.
These premium handmade business cards come with a choice of 17 distinct edge colors. This contains a wide range of solid and gleaming metallic colors, such as crimson and metallic gold. All painted edge business cards are printed on double-thick uncoated cardstock, which gives your cards a luxury muted look as well as a pleasant weight and feel.
Creative individuals such as photographers, graphic designers, and anyone else who wants a genuinely great business card prefer thick business cards with colored edges. Luxury and boutique brands favor printed business cards with colored edges.
Look no further than Printing New York’s painted edge business cards for a genuinely unique first impression. Luxurious business cards with amazing layers of color will astound your audience. With luxurious paper stock and brilliant colors that stand out, these extra thick cards improve your brand. They don’t let you down!
With your colored edge business cards, you can exhube a more modern style with an unexpected pop. Painted edge business cards are ideal for both commercial and personal use because of their capacity to leave a lasting impact! Attending a meeting? Printing New York’s colored edge business cards will have your clients keeping their eyes on your business cards. Any sector can benefit from using these cards to infuse individuality into a more traditional marketing tool.
Remember to pick a color that goes well with your logo and brand image. The goal is to provide a strong first impression while maintaining a balanced appearance. Do you require a bespoke CMYK or PMS color? That’s something we can handle as well!
How are painted edge cards made?
Colored edge business cards, also called edge painting, are an optional feature where ink is applied to the edge of your cards. Available in 4 types: custom (CMYK/Pantone), fluorescent, metallic, and foil; adding an edge color will make your prints look more stylish and definitely make them stand out. They are perfect for business cards or beautiful wedding invitations! Your customers will stop and take notice when you hand them a painted edge business card from Printing New York!
The Colored Edge process involves applying ink to the side edges of the card. After selecting the desired thickness of the cardstock, the cardstock surfaces are laminated together to create extremely strong cards, and all the edges are inked. The thicker the paper used, the more effectively the edges are colored. Use these colored borders to contrast with your logo or graphics, or to complement the solid color of your card background.
This colored border will make your customers take a second or even a third look at your card. The thick paper, bright complementary colors, silky look and feel of the card will all help make your brand unforgettable.
Why you should be painting edges on your cards
Painted edge business cards printing gives your business cards a bold yet fresh look, even when viewed from the side. These business cards have an attractive band of solid color around the edges, giving your business cards and your brand a real cutting edge appeal.
Painted edge cards are more than twice as thick as regular business cards. The 32 pt. thickness is slightly thicker than a credit card and is the heaviest card available. Because of this thickness, the colors are visible on the side, making them easily visible on a stand or stack of business cards.
There are 17 different edge colors available for these premium custom business cards. This includes a wide range of solid and shimmering metallic colors, including red, gold, metallic and more. All painted maple business cards are printed on double-thick uncoated cardstock for a luxurious muted look and a nice weight and feel to your cards.
Thick business cards with colorful edges are popular with creative professionals such as photographers, graphic designers, and anyone who wants a truly exceptional business card. Printing business cards with colored edges is also popular among luxury and boutique brands.
If the front and back of a business card are not enough, there are four more sides to work with: edges. Coloring the edges can be combined with an existing color in the design or can be done in a contrasting tone to add an unexpected splash of color. Such finishing processes can add sophistication to a card design.
Non-metallic Pantone colors use a matte edge finish and metallic colors use a shimmering edge finish. If you want a very shiny metallic look, foil edges will work for you (more on that below). This process is not perfect for everything, but when it is appropriate, it can be an exciting and distinctive detail. Soft, muted colors tend to be difficult to spot, while bright, vibrant colors show up much better. We do not outline the edges of cut-out cards, as the edges tend to “soak up” the ink rather than leave it in the margin. On very soft paper, the ink can rub off, requiring careful handling of the cards and sometimes filing.
When a shiny metallic finish is required, the best method is edge foil. This process may require a longer turnaround time so please contact/contact-us/ our team for more details. There are a number of foil colors available, but gold and silver are the most popular. Nothing is more satisfying than opening a box of greeting cards and seeing a metallic foil edge staring back at you.
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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
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Business Card Effects
Discover our entire range of premium business card effects including Spot UV, foil stamping, 3D raised and lenticular cards.
Our painted edge business cards have a one-of-a-kind detailed effect in which the edges of your business cards are painted in vibrant hues, giving them a one-of-a-kind appearance. Our thick and sumptuous 32pt uncoated card paper allows us to paint the edges, resulting in strong, bold cards that feel heavy in the hands. Your brand might benefit greatly from custom printed business cards with a coloured border. These business cards come in 14 different colors, including gold and other metallic hues for enhanced luster.
After your business cards have been printed, die cutting takes place. A die cutter is a tool that employs extremely sharp metal dies (similar to cookie cutters) to cut the appropriate form into the business card in a neat and professional manner. Die cutting adds a personal touch to your business card and gives them a unique look. The sky is the limit in terms of design with die cutting.
Foil stamping (also known as hot stamping) is a dry printing technique that involves utilizing a carved and heated metal plate to transfer metallic or colored foil onto a flat surface. The foil, which is fitted onto the plate, leaves a multicolored imprint on the surface during the heating process, replicating the design carved on the plate. As a result, a desired pattern on a flat surface can be achieved with reasonable ease and in a short amount of time. We employ both metallic and pigment foils here, which give your printed works a gleaming, bright, and sparkling appearance.
Letterpress printing is a time-honored method of relief printing with a printing press, in which multiple copies are created by repeatedly pressing an inked, raised surface against sheets of paper or card. To begin, a composition is constructed by securing moveable type blocks in the press’s ‘bed’ or ‘chase.’ The ink is then applied to the type blocks, and the paper is squeezed against them to transfer the ink to the paper. The term ‘impression’ is often used in the printing industry, and with our conventional pressing procedures, each and every sheet literally leaves a lasting mark.
3D Raised Foil
3D raised foil and raised UV printing is the dynamic new printing option that makes your card’s design literally stand out! The ultimate result is a 19pt business card thickness, which is printed on 16pt coated card and then laminated on both sides with a 1.5mil soft velvet lamination, giving it an incredible look and feel. Text, logos, photographs, and images can all benefit from raised foil and raised UV spots. The elevated areas on your hands can be felt at a depth of 50 microns.
Spot UV is a unique printing finish that adds a high-shine and glossy finish to certain sections of your business cards. Any place you want to stand out against a matt lamination will truly pop with this. All ink layers are placed down, any paper lamination is added, and the drying process is done first to make a Spot UV business card. The Spot UV is then printed as a transparent gloss on top of the paper and dried for the final result.
whando (verified owner)
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