【Card Printing Paper】What cardstock quality and card effects are used? 8 Common Card Printing Methods

A business card is a person's face, a card used to introduce a person. Due to its status as an international metropolis, high-end business card printing is also very common. An article explaining how to choose a card stock material.

A business card is a person's face, a card used to introduce a person. Due to its status as an international metropolis, high-end business card printing is also very common. An article explaining how to choose a card stock material.

1. Commonly used card printing paper materials

Coated paper (300g)

Coated paper (flat cardboard) is characterized by a very smooth surface, high smoothness and good gloss. It is a commonly used paper for business cards in the market. Generally, 85% on the market is a 300g coated paper business card, which is not only good in price but also in good quality. In addition to the smooth surface and high whiteness of the paper, it also makes the printed graphics and pictures have a three-dimensional sense. Therefore, coated paper is widely used to print pictorial albums, business cards, landscape paintings, exquisite calendars, portraits of people, etc. Coated paper is used for printing One of the main paper used in the factory.

Eggshell textured paper, also known as gentleman's paper (250g)

Gentleman's paper is patterned paper produced in Japan. The surface extends around like hand threads. It has high color rendering, strong three-dimensional effect, and is smooth and smooth. It has the same texture as patterned paper, with good whiteness and outstanding hand feeling!

Lenica (250g)

White cardboard is characterized by a strong, thick, thick paper with a large amount of paper. In the past, some people planned to divide it based on quantitative basis: paper, cardboard and cardboard; white cardboard also requires high stiffness, bursting resistance and smoothness, and the surface of the paper is smooth, without streaks, spots and other paper defects, and no There is a phenomenon of warping deformation. The main use of white cardboard: printing business cards, certificates, invitations, covers, postcards, etc.

Dutch white card (250g)

White cardboard is characterized by a strong, thick, thick paper with a large amount of paper. In the past, some people planned to divide it based on quantitative basis: paper, cardboard and cardboard; white cardboard also requires high stiffness, bursting resistance and smoothness, and the surface of the paper is smooth, without streaks, spots and other paper defects, and no There is a phenomenon of warping deformation. The main use of white cardboard: printing business cards, certificates, invitations, covers, postcards, etc.

Water pattern paper, also known as steel ancient paper (250g)

Water-patterned paper was invented in my country, and its origin can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty. In the early days, water-patterned paper was mostly used as letter paper, poem paper, and legal paper.

Anger cardboard (240g)

Ange card has the characteristics of white cardboard, but has different textures because of the fine lines on the paper.

Ice white pearl paper (250g)

The hue of pearlescent paper can produce different color perceptions depending on the viewing angle. Its luster is formed by the dispersion and refraction of light onto the surface of the paper, and it has a silver-flash effect, so printing patterns with metallic qualities will be very good. It is suitable for making all kinds of high-end, exquisite and modern fashion prints.

high-end business card

There are many kinds of high-end business cards, including gold foil business cards, metal business cards, frosted business cards, crystal business cards, pvc business cards, etc., to show their identity.

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Second, the common printing process

From the point of view of printing process, the printing process of business cards mainly includes bronzing, hot silver, glue, UV (screen printing) and other forms.

Partially varnished UV business cards

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Partial glazing UV is the rapid reaction of varnish under ultraviolet light irradiation, and then the formation of conjunctival curing. The place after glazing is particularly bright, with a slightly raised feeling, and the hand feels very smooth. Partial glazing refers to glazing on the designated position of the business card. Note: Business cards with partial glazing technology are coated with coated paper with matte film.

hot stamping silver business card

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Hot stamping and hot silver use a stencil mounted on the hot stamping machine with the help of a certain pressure and temperature, so that the printed matter and the hot stamping plate are pressed together in a short time, and the metal foil or color pigment foil is pressed according to the graphic requirements of the hot stamping stencil. Transferred to the surface of the hot stamped product, the area after hot stamping and hot silver has a metallic texture. The processing price depends on the size of the hot stamping or hot silver area.

round hole business card

Use related equipment to punch holes in the desired position of the printed matter by pressure to facilitate binding or other processes. The diameters of the round holes currently provided are 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm. Note: The general specification is that each business card can only have 2 holes at most. If there are more than 2 holes or the diameter of the round hole exceeds the range, a knife version is required.

bump business card

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Using a concave/convex stencil, the surface of the printed matter is embossed into a relief-like pattern with a concave/three-dimensional effect. The printed matter is partially concave and convex, which has a three-dimensional effect and enhances the visual effect.

Needle thread business card

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Using steel wire, through embossing, stamping marks on the printed matter or leaving groove marks for bending. Rolling lines include folding lines and tearing lines, generally horizontal and vertical lines. If there are more than 3 oblique lines, curves or lines, a knife version is required. At the same time, the length of the rolling line cannot exceed the length of the business card.

Rounded corner business card

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Rounded corners are cut directly by molds, which is one of the commonly used processing methods to beautify the overall visual sense of business cards. The fillet diameters currently available are 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 7mm.

Crystal embossed business card

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Crystal embossing is reprocessed on the basis of offset printing business cards. During offset printing, increase the amount of ink properly, so that the printed business card is evenly sprinkled with embossing powder before it is dry, and put it on a special business card. In the embossing machine, through the heat setting of the embossing machine, the embossing powder will bulge on the surface of the paper, forming a beautiful and good embossed business card. Imported embossing powder has more than a dozen colors (such as gold, silver, copper, green, brown, etc.), the most commonly used are transparent embossing powder and colorful embossing powder. In addition, when making embossed business cards, pay attention to adjusting the temperature of the embossing machine and the amount of embossing powder.

Lamination process

If you want to be waterproof, you can add a front and back lamination process, and the lamination can be divided into a bright film and a matte film. The bright film, as the name suggests, has a bright surface, but it is not recommended, because it will feel a little plastic on the business card. If you want to cover the film, it is recommended to cover the matte film.

three,Card layout

From the point of view of typesetting, both horizontal and vertical are the typesetting methods of business cards. Here, we can determine the typesetting method of business cards according to the expression of the business card, such as whether to fold it. For example, if the business card needs to be folded, the horizontal type The typesetting method is more suitable; in addition, we can also choose the typesetting method according to our own needs and performance content. For example, in order to show our unique personality, the vertical typesetting method is a good choice.

4. Card size

1. Standard size of business card: 90 x 54mm. But with bleed of 2mm up and down, left and right, so your production size must be set to: 94 x 58mm.
2. If the size of your finished product exceeds the size of a business card, please indicate the correct size you want, and the bleeding is 2mm each on the top, bottom, left, and right sides.

If you would like to discuss your card needs with us, please contact us at [email protected]

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