Luxury Business Cards

QTY 1,000

450gsm Silk, Matt Lam, 2 Sided


Business Cards

Need Business Card Printing Fast? Come to the Experts

If you have a business card printing job and you require experts in this area, contact us. We are based online to keep overheads low, because we want to pass on the cost savings to you. Moreover, we strive to deliver fast, incredibly professional results, which is what you will want for this kind of job. And don’t forget – we deliver free to Northern Ireland and the UK!

Hints and Tips for Business Cards

What information do I need to include on business cards?

Although this is a preference that ultimately depends on the business as well as the role of the individual, there are nonetheless some typical features shared by most business cards. They include:

? Name of the business
? Logo
? Employee name and role
? Contact details – be it email, phone, physical address, website or a combination thereof
? Some will also use a tagline

What is the standard size of a business card?

The standard UK business card size is 85mm x 55mm.

Although some companies want to do things differently, in one key way it makes sense to comply with the standard size. This is because standard fits very snuggly into all wallets and purses, or even slots easily into someone’s lapel pocket. Remember, this item is useful because it contains all the relevant contact information. However, if one is not able to store it easily, then it defeats the purpose!

Should business cards feature something on either side?

There is no right or wrong answer to this. Consequently you can do whatever you wish! Printing on both sides compared to a single side only will have a slight increase in cost, but typically it isn’t much more.

What is the best stock quality for a business card?

The three most common stocks (card paper) are:

? Standard: 450gsm
This is a heavyweight stock that is going to last the distance as well as make a good first impression.

? Premium: GSM
This includes some lovely Special Finishes, for instance:
Triple Layer (also known as Triplex) – the name we give by placing three layers of card together, making a weight of 810gsm. Luxury! You can even add colour to the middle layer. This is such a stunning result and is particularly popular with creatives who need to make a visually-striking impact. It will certainly be noticed – we love it! Spot UV and Metallic Foil Effect are also other special finishes that are really popular.

Should the finish be uncoated or coated?

Uncoated paper essentially resembles normal paper and does not reflect, it gives an almost recycled look to it as it is a dry finish. Colours tend to be a little softer and of course the card is that bit more vulnerable to damage as a result of the limited protection. On the other hand, coated versions come with a sealant over the surface that helps to make it shine. Options for coated include matt, glossy or satin.

Glossy versus Matt

OK, so this is an age-old consideration.

Ultimately, the choice is absolutely yours to make and there is no right or wrong.

? Glossy – reflects light and creates a shiny effect. Colours really pop on this finish, photography especially.

? Matt – diffuses or even absorbs light so the effect is softer. Matt paper uses the same porous clay-based coating as glossy, it just uses less of it. As a result, this option has less protection than glossy but has a very sophisticated look.

Specialty papers

Speciality paper or laminated finishes are also an option here.

? Soft-touch lamination – this gives the surface a real velvety feel and can soften colours and make them look silky. This is really such a lush finish – wow!

? Plastic – need a hard-wearing card that is going to handle a lot of wear and tear? Using a high-quality PVC plastic might therefore be the way for you. Used for the likes of loyalty, store cards and membership cards.

How much does it cost to print business cards?

There are a few factors that influence the answer to this question, for instance:

? Unit number – the more units / quantity, usually the better deal relatively speaking

? GSM – this refers to the weight of the paper/stock, and we’ve already seen above that the quality of stock will have an impact

? Finish – glossy, matt, speciality

The best thing to do would be to contact us about your business card printing needs and let us ask the right questions so that you get a solution perfect for you and your business.

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