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Printing small cards on 16pt thick uncoated bamboo cardstock is a wonderfully green printing choice. This 16pt thick bamboo stock is made from 90% bamboo and 10% recovered cotton fibres, combining two renewable tree-free fibres to make your small-sized cards strong, soft and sustainable.


The texture on this bamboo card stock is similar to watercolour paper and is an elegant tree-free and renewable printing option for your small size cards printed in full colour on the Indigo printing press to ensure accurate colour as well as consistency and fidelity on re-orders and reprints.

 

It's not hard to see why printing your cards on this bamboo stock adds credibility to your brand and our planet. 

 

Colour Will Be Muted And Subtle

Since the stock is an uncoated stock the colours will appear more muted and subtle compared to those on coated stocks.

Greys Can Shift

CMYK Process colours in the grey range and de-saturated images can shift in colour throughout the print run and may cause the greys to appear either cooler or warmer. For a neutral grey we recommend converting all grey values and de-saturated images to true greyscale consisting of K (black) only values.

Images May Not Be As Crisp As Coated Stocks

Photos and other high resolution objects will not show up on this stock as crisp as those on a coated card stock since the ink absorbs into the stock when drying.

Frayed Edges

It is common to see "frayed / rough edges" on uncoated stocks especially with ink coverage that extends to the edge of the cards, when a stock is not coated the fibres can break loose when trimmed. Choosing a coated or laminated card will help avoid this issue.

Small Fonts Aren't Good

Due to the lower halftone resolution with Indigo printing, the minimum recommended text size is 6pt. With any small text, if grey use a black ink only version. If black, use 100% K.

Thin Lines Aren't Good

Anything thinner than a hairline stroke (0.25") - even at 100% K it may look choppy when printed due to Indigo print resolution.

Indigo Resolution Is Different Than Offset

There is a screen to the Indigo print which customers should be aware of if they're comparing to traditional offset printing.

No Rich Black

Don't use rich black on Indigo printing. 100% K will be just fine.

Heavy Coverage? Don't Round Corners

Heavy ink coverage can be problematic. When the cards rub together, the ink can rub off. This can be an issue for corner rounding so we generally advise clients with heavy coverage not to round corners.

Technical Specifications + Templates

Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colours: supply your files in CMYK colour (Pantone/RGB colours will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.

Templates

Trim SizeFile SizeTemplate
Square Card1.75" x 1.75"2" x 2"UNAVAILABLE
Square Card2" x 2"2.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Square Card2.5" x 2.5"2.75" x 2.75"DOWNLOAD
Name Card3.5" x 1.5"3.75" x 1.75"DOWNLOAD
Name Card3.5" x 1.75"3.75" x 2"DOWNLOAD
Business Card3.5" x 2"3.75" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Hang Tag4" x 2"4.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Trading Card4" x 2.75"4.25" x 3"DOWNLOAD
Square Card3" x 3"3.25" x 3.25"DOWNLOAD
Trading Card4" x 3"4.25" x 3.25"DOWNLOAD
Promo Card4" x 3.5"4.25" x 3.75"DOWNLOAD
Hang Tag5" x 2"5.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Square Card4" x 4"4.25" x 4.25"DOWNLOAD
Hang Tag6" x 2"6.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Bookmark7" x 2"7.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Bookmark8" x 2"8.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Club Flier5" x 3.5"5.25" x 3.75"UNAVAILABLE

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Print Specifications

Digital-Offset Printing Using Indigo Liquid Ink Technology
16pt Bamboo Card Stock
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using HP ElectroInk

Bamboo Small Cards 16pt

$57.00

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