Plastic Cards are a great way to put your business in the lead! They offer thousands of practical and promotional applications with
a huge market.
When designing plastic cards, it is important to keep in mind that the frosted and clear plastic cards are transparent. Also, all
plastic cards come with round corners at no extra charge!
As you can see, the difference in the transparency is shown in the image above. The clear cards (right) are completely transparent.
The frosted cards (center) are semi-transparent and cannot be seen through easily. The opaque white plastic cards (left) are solid
white and not transparent at all. Keep this in mind when designing your plastic cards, it will affect how your design will print.
Note: Printing on Clear and Frosted Plastic Cards will come out slightly lighter than average compared to other stocks. This is due
to the plastic itself and is not a production issue. When setting up a rich black value, please make sure to use C 60 M 40 Y 40 K 100
values. Do not use all 100 since it will cause problems and will not print any darker on plastic.
Since there is no white ink in CMYK, it is important to keep in mind that the frosted and clear plastic cards are transparent. The
three designs above are the same as in the first picture. You will notice that the white area in the clear cards (right) and the frosted
cards (center) has no ink and will show the transparent material it's printed on. In this case, the clear cards and frosted cards white
area show up with no ink on the printed piece. Also, keep in mind that all colors that are printed on clear cards or frosted cards
will be transparent as well.
With the clear plastic cards, there might be a small percentage that may have light scratches. This issue originates from the manufacturer
and is due to the material and handling. To help compensate for this, we run overs of the clear plastic cards to help meet the required
Clear plastic cards will come with a thin protective layer on one side that can be peeled off. This is to prevent the cards from scratching
during packaging and shipping.
Even in this digital age there’s a good reason custom business card printing continues to be popular year after year for small businesses
and professionals. Here’s why you should make business cards:
It’s personal. Sending your contact information through email or text is convenient but impersonal. Handing
out business cards while conversing and making eye contact is how relationships are born.
It’s portable. Potential leads or contacts are everywhere. Having a business card ready to hand out at any time
ensures you will never miss an opportunity to make valuable business connections.
It’s affordable. They are relatively inexpensive which makes them a great marketing tool for small business
with a limited budget.
It’s memorable. First impressions are important, especially if you’re introducing your brand or yourself. With
business cards, you can create unique designs printed on high-quality paper stocks to get noticed and recognized. Your unique design
not only makes a great first impression but also acts as a good icebreaker.