Raised Foil Printing
Discover 3D raised foil and raised UV printing as creative new effects for your business cards. This dynamic printing option that makes your card’s design literally stand out! The ultimate result is a 19pt business card thickness, which is printed on 16pt coated card and then laminated on both sides with a 1.5mil soft velvet lamination, giving it an incredible look and feel. Text, logos, photographs, and images can all benefit from raised foil and raised UV spots.
The elevated areas on your hands can be felt at a depth of 50 microns. On our regular 3.5″ x 2″ US business cards, we offer silver, gold, and holographic hues, as well as UV. Please note that in addition to the illustration file, you must also include a mask sheet in vector format with 100% black to illustrate where the sheet should be applied (white areas indicate that there is no sheet).
Our unique, bespoke modern business cards are made using the finest metals & alloys machined & crafted at our facility in New York.
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JPG, PDF, EPS, TIFF, AI, and PS are among the file types that can be uploaded (PostScript).
Ensure that your PDF file is saved in normal PDF/X format (PDF/X3 or PDF/X1a) directly from your graphics application. When saving artworks, utilize the “1.3 compatibility” setting to avoid problems with layers and transparencies during the printing process.
If you’re delivering TIFF files, keep the number of layers to a minimum.
Please do not utilize pre-separated data from DCS EPS to avoid color variations or difficulties with the printed image.
Yes, we offer variable data on all our products. Variable data printing allows for unique details to be added to each individual card such as numbers, addresses and names with the rest of the card design remaining the same. A good example is a postcard which has one design but a unique address printed on each invidivual card. Business cards for many people with the identical logos and address details, or membership cards with a unique membership number, are more examples of this. On our metal cards, variable data is available and can be laser etched or coated with a spot color.
You must submit the original font file with your artwork to use variable printing.
The personalisation that is involved distinguishes variable data printing from regular printing. Personalization allows a business to establish a relationship with its clients. Variable data printing is more than just a variable name or address in a printed item; in the past, a variable name would have sufficed because variable data printing was a novel notion. Personalization in today’s society must represent the customer’s values. VDP needs to know something about its customers in order to be successful. A consumer who enjoys sports, for example, would receive a VDP postcard featuring an image of their favorite baseball player. Because the buyer is more likely to read the contents of the postcard, it is effective. Sending the same consumer a postcard with an image of a soccer player is an example of an inefficient VDP piece. If the buyer does not care about soccer, he or she may or may not notice the postcard. The goal is to provide value to the customer through being able to relate to them. Personalization enables a business to relate to, engage with, and potentially start a relationship with a potential consumer, as well as maintain a relationship with current customers. A consumer who has been converted into a prospect can then be converted into a loyal customer. Companies want to build long-term relationships with their consumers, and variable data printing may help them do so by providing high-quality work and support.
All files should have a 2mm bleed on either side to guarantee that there are no white spaces on the printed output. This means that your design should always be 2mm larger than the actual print format (including photos and graphics). Failure to do so may result in minor differences, such as white margins. Place typefaces and vital aspects of your drawing at least 3mm away from the final format (not counting bleeding) and avoid using edges as edges in layouts to ensure that they are visible.
Optional: If supplying data in an open format for printing, the bleed should be 4mm on each side (e.g., A4 size including bleed should be 301 x 214mm). – Please prepare a file with 3mm bleed on either side if submitting files for presentation folders, banners, monthly calendars, packaging, or any other promotional technology goods. – Envelopes should have a 1mm bleed on all sides. The elastic frames made of textile must be bled 15mm.
Please refer to our artwork instructions if you require additional information.
A design is called full bleed when it is printed within 0.25″ of the card’s edges. This varies from ordinary printing in that the designs must be printed before the cards are trimmed to ensure appropriate alignment and design work.
In white and metallic ink printing, as well as offset printing, we offer complete bleed price. A fee is applied to all other finishes.
Full bleed (designs that extend to the edges of your card) necessitates the use of bigger plates. If a design gets within 0.25″ of a card’s edge, it is considered full bleed. Plate stamping techniques such as foil stamping, debossing, embossing, letterpress, and thermography are used in many of our print features. Any designs that are within 0.25″ of the card’s edge will require larger plates to be completed appropriately. If your design is within 0.25″ of the card edge, choose this option.
There are three different finishes available for our metal cards: mirror finished, original finish and brushed finished. Our gold, rose gold, and stainless steel metal cards have a delightfully rich feel thanks to mirror finishing, which produces a highly reflecting and polished surface. The final outcome of mirror polishing is elegant and beautiful.
Our stainless steel metal card stock has an original finish. It is not as reflective as mirror finishing, but it does give a distinct ‘metal’ impression and a sophisticated gloss. It has a similar sheen to most high-end stainless steel appliances and gadgets.
Brushed finishing is the third type of finish available in our metal card collection. This finish creates a delicate linear brush pattern across the card’s un-etched region. It’s perfect for cards with a lot of etching or a lot of un-etched surface.
For more information on these types of finishes, please see our Printing Features FAQs.
Yes we certainly are! We have the most comprehensive selection of soy ink-based eco-friendly printing materials in New York, including recycled business cards, brochures, presentation folders, sales sheets, stationery, catalogs, flyers, calendars, and more. Our regular stock is now recycled paper.
The printing sector has a bad reputation for environmental stewardship, with excessive use of water and electricity, paper waste, and the usage of volatile chemicals that result in toxic waste in the past. One of Luxury Printing’s main interests is environmental protection, and we aim to put our world first.
And here’s how we set ourself apart:
– Using soy-based inks as standard
– Using recycled paper stocks as standard
– Printing processes that reduce paper usage, such as duplex printing
– Modern equipment that consume less energy
– Elimination of hazardous and volatile substances
– We recycle our printing plates, press blankets, bottles, cans, and containers.
– We recycle superfluous machines and computer parts.