Custom Wooden Business Cards
Our wooden business cards are available in six distinct species of wood: bamboo, basswood, beech, cherry wood, sapele, and walnut. Bamboo, basswood, beech, cherry wood, sapele, walnut Each card is made from 1.6mm thick wooden sheets and has rounded corners, making it suitable for use as keyrings, business cards, or VIP identification cards. These heavy-duty hardwood business cards are ideal for laser engraving or silk-screen printing in full color on both sides.
Business cards made of paper or plastic lack the warmth and natural beauty that wood business cards have. Wood cards are an excellent choice for an artisan, designer, or contemporary business since they offer a gorgeous, natural, one-of-a-kind aesthetic that is hard to find elsewhere. We have professionally designed our wooden business cards in order to give any business card a more natural appearance. Whether you choose Cherry Wood or Beech, you’ll be able to see the subtle differences in grain patterns.
In order to manufacture our classic hardwood business cards, we use cutting edge CO2 laser milling technology. The words and artwork are laser etched into the card’s surface at a breathtaking resolution of 1200dpi, resulting in a card that is both durable and beautiful. Additionally, laser engraving and silk screening can be added to this business card to make it a truly unique piece of marketing collateral.
Additionally, in addition to laser cutting through the wooden business card, we can change the shape of the card by die cutting wood from the edges in to any unique shape that you choose. For as long as the selected shape falls within the dimensions of a standard business card, there is no additional charge.
All of the veneer and core that goes into the production of our wooden business cards comes from managed forests that are completely sustainable, biodegradable, and compostable. Because we utilize light to etch the pattern rather than ink to print it, there are no hazardous chemicals used in the process.
Cards Made of Beech Wood
The color of beech wood is the lightest of the wood colors we provide. The grain of this cream-colored wood is gentle and delicate, and it has a pleasant texture. Balsa wood and beech wood are similar in appearance; however, beech wood has a longer grain and is a tougher wood.
Basswood Business Cards
Our basswood business cards are available in a variety of sizes. This stock has a light hue and a slight wood feel, making it an excellent choice for artwork with brilliant colors.
Cherry Wood Business Cards
With a stronger wood grain design and a medium wood tone in a distinctive cherry color, our cherry wood business card option is a good choice.
Walnut Wooden Business Cards
Walnut is our most popular wooden business card. This darker brown wood tone is appropriate for use in dark-colored interior design schemes. Use black ink or white foil to achieve the best results possible.
How should I care for my wooden business cards?
In nature, wood contracts and expands as a result of environmental elements such as temperature and humidity, among other things. Attempt to keep your wood product free from extreme temperature and humidity changes if you want to keep it in the greatest condition possible.
In order to avoid the wood stock from distorting due to excessive moisture levels, it is recommended to keep the humidity levels between 50 and 70%. Humidity levels that are either too high or too low can cause wood to warp or swell. In extremely rare instances, temperature-induced warping, contraction, or expansion of the wood can cause the two plies of a 2-ply item to curl apart near the edges of the item’s perimeter.
Keep your wood items in good condition by storing them in a paper container (or wrapping them in paper) to prevent moisture from getting into them.
Stretch out your wood product in a room with a typical room temperature (approximately 25 degrees Celsius) and the appropriate humidity levels if it is warping. By applying additional pressure, the warping can be corrected (try placing something flat and heavy on top, like a textbook).
Wooden Business Card Dimensions
|US Size||Euro Size||Quantity||Thickness||Card Type||Wood Option|
|2.5″ x 2.5″||63.5 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Basswood|
|3.5″ x 2.5″||88.9 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Basswood|
|3.5″ x 2.125″||88.9 x 53.975mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Basswood|
|2.5″ x 2.5″||63.5 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Bamboo|
|3.5″ x 2.5″||88.9 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Bamboo|
|3.5″ x 2.125″||88.9 x 53.975mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Bamboo|
|2.5″ x 2.5″||63.5 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Beech|
|3.5″ x 2.5″||88.9 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Beech|
|3.5″ x 2.125″||88.9 x 53.975mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Beech|
|2.5″ x 2.5″||63.5 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Cherry Wood|
|3.5″ x 2.5″||88.9 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Cherry Wood|
|3.5″ x 2.125″||88.9 x 53.975mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Cherry Wood|
|2.5″ x 2.5″||63.5 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Sapele|
|3.5″ x 2.5″||88.9 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Sapele|
|3.5″ x 2.125″||88.9 x 53.975mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Sapele|
|2.5″ x 2.5″||63.5 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Walnut|
|3.5″ x 2.5″||88.9 x 63.5mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Walnut|
|3.5″ x 2.125″||88.9 x 53.975mm||100 – 5,000||1.6mm||Wooden Business Cards||Walnut|
What are the benefits of using wooden business cards?
The natural wood grain texture of our Wood Product Line is a little rougher than the texture of standard paper, which is to be expected. As a result, there are a few considerations to bear in mind while printing on wood in order to produce the finest results possible.
Natural wood cards must be printed on both sides and have a wood or paper backing to be effective. The grainy wood grain finish will allow the printed image to be seen through it. It is possible that the hue of the wood is responsible for the color shifting in the design. Darker wood stocks, such as Cherry and Walnut, will show greater evidence of color change than lighter ones. The most effective designs are those with minimum ink coverage and basic design elements. The most effective results will be achieved through the use of bright, high-contrast designs. Natural Birch, Natural Cherry, and Natural Walnut are the three colors that are currently on the market.
When it comes to wood, what kind do you use and where do you obtain it from?
Our wood stocks are entirely composed of untreated, untreated virgin wood. The wood is supplied from sustainable and environmentally favorable forests. The creation of wood stock does not involve the use of water (as is the case in the pulping process for paper) or chemicals (such as bleach and colour for paper).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.