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There are 2 ways to print using foil.
Cold foil printing is a 21st century hi-tech WOW FACTOR EFFECT marketing tool that makes printing gold, silver and every combination of CMYK foil colors easy to create. You can even make color blends and gradations. The way it works is that on a selected area you want to foil an adhesive is printed on the card A foil laminate is then sealed on top of the glue using UV light to cure and dry it. This process is done on a offset printing press so you don’t need expensive custom made dies and traditional hot foil stamping. This revolutionary eye candy printing technique cost less and attracts as much attention as the old way. At this time we can only print cold foil on standard 2 X 3.5 business cards and 4 X 6 postcards. This is a designer’s and marketer’s dream because it’s not only possible, it’s also affordable for the average small business.
Cold foil does not require a custom metal die.
Silver, Copper or Gold Foil printing as well as Akua Foil is printed in-line with the printing press.
It only requires a simple mask to indicate the foil area.
Registration is very accurate.
You can combine as many process colors as you want using Akua Foil.
You can make blends and gradations using AkuaFoil.
You can add high gloss Spot UV coating as an option.
The process is fast.
The process is more affordable than traditional hot foil stamping.
Quick online quotes are available. Check out our cheap and affordable prices at https://www.colorprintingpros.com/foilbusinesscards.html
Cold foil is not as bright as hot foil.
Colors are not as deep.
Dark colors are not recommended.
Hot foil stamping, also know as foil blocking, became practical in the 1950’s when new formulas for colored foils became possible and they did not fade. The way it works is a custom metal die (usually a magnesium die) is made of the area you want foiled. A foil stamping machine is then used to heat the die and pressure is applied to a roll of foil onto the substrate you want stamped. If printing is needed for the project, it is printed on an offset printing press first and then transferred to a stamping machine.
Foils are brighter and richer.
Holographic, Lenticular and Psychedelic colored foils are available.
You can use darker colors.
You can emboss or deboss foils.
You can emboss or deboss the substrate without foil.
You can make custom sizes with stamping.
You can use die cutting as an effect.
Tight registration can be a problem.
Dies are expensive.
Stamping dies are usually outsourced. The more steps and people in a job, the greater chance of problems. Who is responsible when there is a problem may occur.
Different foils have different cost.
Size of the custom die affects cost.
It is more expensive than Cold foil.
Custom quotes required.
Color Printing Pros provides both cold foil and hot stamping services. If needed, our customer service experts are always available for free consultation to help you decide the method and practices needed to meet or exceed your expectations.
Many businesses in harsh outdoor and indoor environments have a need for printing on waterproof, tear resistant paper. The solution is EndurAce paper.
EndurAce is a 10pt. smooth bright paper which prints brilliant colors that are durable, tear and crumple resistant and don’t fade in the sun. EndurACE is a truly unique product consisting of special materials that make it water proof, resilient, and give it a durability that will last for many years. EndurACE gives your customers the ability to get maximum exposure out of each card. EndurACE has the feel and body of our 100 lb paper stock.
Restaurants need a high performance paper for menus and table mats. EndurAce is less expensive compared to heavy laminated menus. It wipes water and grease off easily for reuse.
The menus can be used as a promotional free give-away, customers will keep them so your brand is in front of their eyes and minds.They can be used for business cards, flyers, postcards and door hangers. Some of their popular leisure and sport uses are for marinas, boating, divers, fisherman, golf cards and hikers maps.
Trades that use EndurAce high performance paper for printing are: builders, contractors, architects, garden maintenance, construction and companies in the sports industry to name just a few.
Their ability to preform well in extreme conditions, low need for replacement and affordable cost make this an ideal choice for any business needing high performance paper.
To find out more about EndurAce, go to: Help Center/ Waterproof
What is CYMK? Commercial color printing uses 4 colors, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, also referred to as process colors. It is theoretically possible to make about 10,000,000 colors using screens with tiny dots of each of the 4 colors from 0 – 100%. The more dots the better detail. For high quality printing the standard number of dots per inch (DPI) is 300, some offer 500 DPI. Process inks are opaque and transparent so the can produce the desired color using different percentages of each of the four colors.
Pantone® is an international organization that established a matching color system, (PMS) using to describe each color. Pantone® colors have exact standards and formulas so the can be duplicated worldwide. This system is use by printers and designers in every field including paint, interior design, fabrics and where color is critical. Pantone® colors are made by ink manufactures for the print industry. The ink is best described as “spot color”. Spot colors are colors that don’t require screens because these are applied as a solid color. Spot colors cannot be created in CYMK or on your RGB computer screen. The only way to match them is using a Pantone® swatch book.
Color gamut is the range of colors that can be made in CYMK and RGB and other color matching systems. CYMK has the smallest color gamut; RGB has a larger gamut and other color less popular color systems where combinations of colors are used can only simulate PMS.
For very custom jobs only a few online printing services can combine process color and with PMS colors. This requires a printing press that can print 5, 6, 8 or more colors at the same time. These kinds of jobs are not inexpensive, but can achieve spectacular effects with brighter, richer colors and metallic or florescent inks. These additional PMS colors make a spectacular presentation the will not go unnoticed.
Mommy Cards are the latest fad in motherhood. They are similar to business cards giving quick information about you and your child. They are an impressive way to pass important contact information to others.
They are great for handing out at a playground, school or any other place where you might want to keep in touch with other moms and their kids. Mommy cards are a quick and easy way to hand out information so playgroups, get-togethers and other events can be planned.
What you put on your card is up to you. You can list your name, phone numbers, email addresses, social networking user name (ie Facebook), and even the names and ages of your children. Mommy cards are great for busy moms to pass along their information without having to jot it down on a piece of paper that is often lost. Besides the usual contact information, you can also include fun stuff like little facts about your kids (favorite toy or animal) or fun little facts about you (what your favorite pastime is). You can even print a picture of yourself and/or your kids on your card. Be creative and customize your personal mommy cards to express something about you that’s not easily forgotten.
They may be called Mommy Cards, but they can be for dads too. The important thing is that they share contact information as well as allergy and/ or emergency phone numbers. These cards can help you keep and build new relationships and stay in touch with other parents and friends. Don’t forget, they’re great to give to the baby-sitter so that you can be contacted quickly if there’s a need.
Mommy cards are so convenient you won’t know how you got along without them. You no longer have to stop fumbling through your purse or diaper bag for pen and paper. Personalized custom cards are a very popular way to supply information you want to share and they are a perfect way to start friendships socializing with other parents. Ordering these cards online is cheap and easy. You’ll Impress others and make your life a little easier.
It wasn’t so long ago that custom business card printing meant full color business cards. Now they’re so common they don’t even raise an eyebrow. Fortunately printing technology has moved on and you can choose a business card that is so unique, they will be not be forgotten.
Silk laminated business cards are elegantly smooth to the touch. The lamination makes them waterproof and tear resistant so they are very versatile with lots of different eye candy finishing options so your card stands out from your competition. Silk cards are printed on an impressive heavy 16Pt. card stock. They are available with spot UV coating, raised Spot UV as well as foil options. A cold foil process is used that prints the foil on the card so you don’t need expensive custom dies and hot foil stamping.
One of the newest trends in custom business card printing is Premium Silk Cards. These 32 Pt. silk cards are two layers thick that are die cut on top or bottom to create a 3D effect that is totally unique and new. They are highly customizable and spot UV, foil, embossed, perforated, variable data and many other options can be added.
When was the last time you were excited to hand out your business card just to see the reaction? Your goal is to show your prospective customer that you are different, innovative and a unique thinker. Raised Spot UV cards are a spot UV you can feel. It’s raised to give your card an added sense to the touch and it’s visually aesthetic.
Need a card for marketing and promotions that will stand up to use. 30 mil plastic cards are a thicker plastic than standard 20 pt. plastics. These cards are a great promotional item that can be used in a lot of different ways. The thickness is impressive the same as a credit card so they feel important. There are many functional ways to use this type of card from marketing purposes to identification. If a strong water and tear proof card is what you are looking for then these plastic cards are the answer. These cards have a bold and vibrant look and are very durable. They can be used for business cards, discount cards, loyalty cards, gift cards, hotel key cards, fundraising cards, membership cards, ID cards, luggage tags to name just a few. They are available in a silk finish or gloss UV finish. The Silk finish is more scratch resistant than gloss. These cards are made with PVC white plastic and come with round corners. They are very affordable and come with many customizable options such as silk lamination, foil, spot UV (on silk), barcoding, variable data, signature panel, scratch off with PIN numbering, hold / lanyard punch, magnetic strip (encoded or blank), embossed sequential numbering and custom die cut.
You may ask why custom business cards are so important. The reason is that your business cards create the first impression a potential buyer gets about you and your business. Since you only get one chance to make a first great impression, you need to do something unexpected to capture attention. Custom business cards such as silk laminated cards, raised spot UV cards, premium silk cards and 30 mil plastic cards do that. Being remembered when potential customers need your services is the most important goal of giving out business cards. These new trends offer that.