In addition to color and layout, your business card can stand out by “feeling” different than the mass produced ones people can simply order off the internet. Here is a great example — we would have loved to do a fabric business card (someday … I actually know how to do this!), but instead, we took a damask print and added a spot uv (clear) coating to only the part of the print that is on the chair. The rest of the card is a smooth matte finish.
There are more options for giving your card a unique touch. Any of these options can also be applied to postcards, rack cards, retail packaging – anything you place in your customers’ hands. These touches can also be applied to invitations.
- Fairy Dust – glitter … it’s on my card and people always stop to ask me about it.
- Hemp paper and seed paper – very rough, cool!
- Brown Kraft paper.
- Silk Lamination – a luxe feel – I use these for my building trades folks as they are more durable. If you need waterproof cards, that can be done as well.
- Plastic – clear frosted is really cool.
- Raised UV – similar to the example at left. but the shiny application is raised a little more and more slick and wet-looking.
- White Pearl.
Below is another example, where we used matte gold metallic ink and spot UV coating on silk laminated paper. The key is embossed.
Talk to us – let’s look into some creative ways to make your cards stand out from the rest.