Do more with your name card. Don’t stop at only giving your contact information. Impress people with a beautiful and interesting design that you can get in a simple way. Try out online printing service and get your outstanding name card at an affordable price today.
- Matte Laminated Name Cards
Get a better quality name card by getting them laminated. It only takes 4-6 working days to get your name cards!
- Hot Stamping + Matte Laminated Name Cards
Make your name cards with a hot stamping process and get it laminated. Don’t worry, it only takes five days to a week on working days, tops.
- Spot UV + Matte Laminated Name Cards
Add extra finishes to your name card by using spot UV and matte laminating.
- Gloss Varnish
Make your name card shine, add a gloss varnish as a final touch to your card.
- Next-Day Express
Can’t wait long for your cards to finish? Order your name cards before 5 PM and collect them the following day after 3 PM.
Learn more about the details:
1. Standard Business Name Card Printing + Matte Lamination
Achieve a matte look by adding matte lamination to your card. Don’t worry, it is definitely affordable. Your card will look more professional and smoother compared to the basic name cards without lamination.
The standard business name card details:
- 90 mm x 54 mm
- Premium Art Card (260 or 310 GSM)
- Available for hot stamping and round corner options (4 mm or 6 mm @ $3/100 pcs)
- Highly customizable! Be as creative as you want with your name card. However you desire, we can make it for you.
- 4-6 working days process after artwork and payment confirmation
2. Spot UV Finish
Make your name card appear unique. With a spot UV finish, your name card will have a glossy look. You can choose to highlight certain sections in your design, then this is the perfect choice for you.
Spot UV finish details:
- Standard size (90 mm x 54mm), although available to customize
- Available in premium art card 260 GSM or 310 GSM
- Available for both sides of spot UV application
- Round corner option available (4 mm or 6 mm @ +$3/100 pcs)
- Compatible with hot stamping option; spot UV and hot stamping area must be 10 mm apart from each other and 5 mm away from the edge of the card
- 5-7 working days process after artwork confirmation and payment
3. Art Card/Ivory Card
We also offer non-laminated cards. No worries, it’s no less interesting and still comes in high quality. Choosing an art card or ivory card is a cheaper option that is still a great alternative for anyone who wishes to get a high-quality name card.
Ivory and art card printing details:
- Available with premium art card (260 GSM) or ivory card (230 GSM)
- Available for round corner finish (4 mm or 6mm @ +$3/100 pcs)
- Compatible with hot stamping finish option
- Unavailable for spot UV and matte lamination
- 4-6 working days process after artwork confirmation and payment
4. Gloss Varnish
Get that glow on your name card! Create a glossy and sleek card that appears professional with enhanced visual and touch. It comes in 260 GSM with a customizable size aside from the standard size.
Name cards are important not only for giving away contact information but also to make the right impression on you and the organization you represent.
The design of the name card is extremely crucial for name card printing, but it is not the only thing that you need to pay attention to. In the name card production process, there are the steps creating the design and making decisions regarding the printing options.
Various printing services offer a lot of different types of options that you can choose to make your name card look better. It is best to consider using a certain type of finish for your name card. Printing services usually can do many types of finishes, however, you must be aware that not all finishes are compatible with the card stock. That’s why it is important to know which card stock is more appropriate for certain types of finishes.
Card Stock for Name Cards
Commonly, name cards are printed on 3 different types of paper according to their weight. Name cards can either be printed on 14-point cardstock (thick), 16-point cardstock (thicker), and 100 lb. gloss cover (thin).
The 100 lb. gloss paper is the cheapest alternative which is more often used by small printing services or shops. It is widely accepted in many kinds of digital press since it is easier to process. On the contrary, 14 and 16 point papers are more difficult as they require heavy-duty printing press.
Even though the 100 lb. gloss cover is thin, it doesn’t look and feel cheap. Some people do have a preference for thinner paper.
Still, either the 14 point or 16 point card stock is more popular and common to find, with the 14 point card stock winning over the 16 point card stock. These two are the perfect card stock for professional-looking name cards. For conversion, the 14 point card stock is approximately 310 GSM paper, while the 16 point card stock is approximately 350 GSM. They are thicker than the 100 lb. the paper which only has about half of their thickness.
Tho choose the right paper for you, first, you must consider your budget. Of course, the thicker the paper is, the more it costs. Many people conclude that the 14 point paper stock is the most cost-effective. However, if you have more money and want to look more luxurious, you can always choose the 16 points.
Next, think about the storage space. You can stuff more amount of thinner cards compared to thicker ones at a time.
Then, consider the level of professionalism that you are hoping to give off. Both 14 and 16 point papers are professional enough as they are of high quality. However, the 16 point paper looks slightly better than 14 point paper stock. Adding the right finishes such as UV coating or laminating will definitely make your card look better.
Finishes for Name Cards
Commonly, people settle for lamination or coating as finishes for their name cards. Lamination makes a name card appear better. Generally, laminating and coating makes a card more durable by making it more resistant to various things, such as moisture, tearing, and folding. By adding lamination or coating to your card, you can expect it to last longer.
The type of coating finish that many people go for is UV coating. The UV in the term UV coating stands for ultraviolet. That means UV coating is a type of coating that is added onto the paper of your name card and cured under ultraviolet light. By adding a UV coating, your name card will look glossier and feel smoother. It definitely enhances the look and texture of your name card. It is especially good for name card design with dense colors to make them pop more and protect the toner from chipping so that the name card will last longer.
Compared to lamination, UV coating is thinner and it is often cheaper. The UV coating is often considered a more cost effective option. However, it is possible for the two of them to be added to the same product.
Meanwhile, what lamination process does is putting two layers together by using cohesion or adhesion. Usually, the layers are of clear plastic or polymer. Depending on the layer material, the final look of the lamination process may vary. Some result in a glossy look, and some end up appearing matte. The stiffness of the final product may also differ. Depending on the kind of impression you want to give toward the recipient of your card, you should consider well the type of lamination you want.
Some people also choose hot stamping along with lamination. Hot stamping is a process that is used to mark various types of materials. It involves leaving a metallic impression of a logo or any artwork onto the surface that is pressed with the die or mold. The product that is marked with a hot stamping process will be able to last a long time, withstanding harsh conditions.
Another thing that is often added to enhance the look of a name card is varnish. Adding varnish means adding a protective finish or film that is transparent. A varnish coats the name card, making it look glossy while protecting it. Although, there are also satin or semi-gloss varnish as well. Adding shine to your name card design will make it stand out more, and it may leave a stronger impression on the person you give out your card to. Usually, this type of finish is added on its own without the accompaniment of other coating or laminating. However, you can still make the edges of the name card rounded or die-cut a certain part of your card to make it look more interesting.