Silk Laminated Business Cards with Spot UV Printing
Silk laminated business cards with Spot UV are our most popular business cards. Printed on full CMYK color 16PT card stock, a protective silk lamination is applied to both sides of the card. After this lamination process, a clear glossy UV coating is applied to select areas of the card such as logos and images creating contrast and highlights.
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.
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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.