First impressions are lasting ones.That’s why quality business cards are essential to anyone who wants to make a great first impression and promote a professional identity. We offer a variety of designs, colors, paper stocks, and finishes to fit your needs and truly reflect the image and culture of your organization. Let Minuteman Press produce high-quality, full-color business cards with corporate stationery to match that will send the message, "We pay attention to even the smallest of details."
Types of Business Cards
Business cards. They seem simple right? An industry standard that displays a company’s logo and business contact information in a horizontal template that varies little from card to card?
Actually, to create an excellent business card, there are many variations and details to take into consideration when designing your business cards.
Raised Foil can be text or portions of a logo that are physically lifted from the main plane of the paper on a business card. The raised portions are in a metallic foil that could be any color like gold, silver, or copper. Raised Foil is a great way to connect with the recipient of the business card by giving them an extra touch and visual experience feeling the raised portions as well as seeing the shine of the foil.
Raised Spot UV is used for portions of text, images, and elements that are lifted from the actual card itself. They are slightly lifted so as to give the impression they are on the same plane as the business card but upon a shift in light or running a finger atop will present the Raised Spot UV. The UV is slightly polished to give the raised portions a slight shine.
Suede is a type of paper finish that feels like a matte leather-ish texture that conveys an even greater degree of professionalism. Anyone who feels this paper finish will be instantly amazed and won’t want to put your business card down. Using suede in tandem with Raised Spot UV or Raised Foil is increasingly effective in presenting a beautiful business card.
Silk is another paper finish for business cards that is silky smooth with a matte finish. Silk cards are water and tear-resistant which means your business information will outlive many of the other business cards that are subject to easy rips or water spillage.
Painted Edge Cards are printed on a thicker cardstock at 32 pt. For this style, the face of the card remains unchanged but the business card itself is thick enough so color can be noticeably added to the edges of the business card. This technique is very valuable in taking up space in a stack of business cards. With the colored edges, your business card will easily be seen amongst the stack and will also hold more weight in the receipts' mind.
Edge Cards are similar to the Painted Edge Cards except the edge remains black without a special color decision. This choice still adds the impact of a thicker 32 pt card but is a good option for one who wants to convey quality on a budget.
The natural paper is an unbleached paper. As a result, the paper color is a light warm yellow hue. The natural paper is perfect to convey a more natural aesthetic for an eco friendly or a company based on natural practices and products.
The Pearl Metallic finish for a business card gives off a metallic-like sheen with a smooth pearl simplicity. The Pearl Metallic Finish is elegant and glamorous, a perfect addition to a variety of businesses looking for business cards.
Brown Kraft Paper business cards are printed on Kraft paper of a warm gray/brown paper. These are great for business card designs that want to include light colors like white in their designs. This paper can give off a very artsy, minimal, and natural aesthetic depending on how they are done.
Waterproofed business cards are composed of materials that make them waterproof and ultra resilient, giving it the durability to last for many years.
Plastic Business Cards are a great way to put your business in the lead! Plastic Cards are durable and printed on 20PT Plastic Opaque White, Frosted, and Clear stocks.
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