BUSINESS CARDS - Brown Kraft
For a homegrown, personalized touch! Brown Kraft paper is light brown with natural fibers and subtle visible flecks lending it a natural,
organic look and feel. The uncoated smooth finish provides excellent print quality, while the colored stock adds warmth and a rustic
appeal to images. Optional white ink can be applied in specific areas or all over giving you the flexibility to add contrast and brighten
images. Brown Kraft is 100% recycled with a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste content.
Please be aware that recycled and colored stocks may have slight color variation due to the materials used to manufacture the paper.
The flecks in the paper will also vary from sheet to sheet and press run to press run.
POPULAR USES & IDEAS
Introduction of your business
Introduction of your personal information
Great for networking events
Use company-wide for professional business representation
How do I set-up artwork for Brown Kraft cards with white ink? Brown Kraft has the option to add white ink as an overprint.
The white will be a base for the CMYK providing a bright white surface which will allow for vibrant, crisp color. Areas without white
ink will appear darker due to the color of the stock. Similar to Spot UV masks, White Mask files are separate from your artwork files.
Black in the White Mask file indicates where white ink will be printed. Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your artwork
file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing.
Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and be saved as EPS or PDF. You may use gradients in the white ink mask file. Please
be aware that anything less than 100%K will be transparent and allow the brown stock to show through.
Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the areas will
show the Brown Kraft stock.
Remember the following when creating a white mask for your white ink base:
White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer.
Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material.
Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color.
Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white.
no white mask
White mask under artwork
no white mask
White mask only (no CMYK ink)
Our paper guide will help you choose the perfect paper for your
Gloss Coated Paper
Difficult to write on
Gloss Coated Paper provides a lot of shine, which results in a higher contrast and color gamut than other papers. This coating is
good for full color images where the color needs to “pop”. This coating gives a very nice finish and professional look for marketing
materials or any other kinds of prints that want to show off the color.
Matte Coated Paper
Okay to write on
Matte Coated Paper has a light coating that provides a boost to the contrast to images, but results in little glare. The matte coating
provides a smoother presentation than an uncoated sheet, and softer than the appearance of a glossy sheet. Matte sheets are good for
enhancing visual designs with a more subdued layout and color set without having a lot of glare which glossy coatings suffer from.
Easy to write on
Uncoated Paper has no extra coating or paper finishing. Since there is no coating, there is no glare on the surface. This makes it
ideal for prints that have a lot of text or reading materials. Since there is no coating, this is the most porous paper, which is the
best for smudge-less writing with the widest range of pens and pencils when compared to the other finishes. All bond stock paper is
Cover means cardstock (thick paper). Text or Bond or Book means paper (not as thick as cardstock).
Ultra Violet (UV) Gloss is a high gloss coating, Aqueous (AQ) is a glossy coating, and Matte finish is a non-glossy, flat finish.
You cannot write or print on UV Gloss stocks, and we do not guarantee that you will be able to write on AQ coated stocks.
C2S indicates coated on two sides. C1S indicates coated on one side.
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TURNAROUND: Cut off time is 12:00pm Eastern. Plan your project with our turnaround time table.
FILE UPLOAD: Resolution - 300dpi; Color Mode - CMYK; Get high quality print with our print file
CONTACT US: Need help? Contact us and
we are happy to guide you through any part of the process.