- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
For business cards that stand out, choose this concrete grey, 20pt thick uncoated cardstock from Neenah Paper and Clubcard, providing a one-of-a-kind hue to begin your design. Unique business card designs are only as good as their reproduction, so we print in full colour or full colour plus white ink on a Hewlett Packard Indigo Printing press to ensure the highest colour fidelity and consistency on each card.
Bringing 27 years of printing experience and a beautiful selection of unique cardstock, Clubcard is the graphic designer's preferred choice for premium business cards. Our concrete grey cardstock is grade A quality, 30% recycled card stock manufactured using sustainable practices to create a beautiful colour inspired by organic aesthetics.
Choose the beauty, strength and unique appeal of concrete grey business cards today.
Should I Use Small Text With Light Coverage On Concrete Cards?
If the text in the supplied file uses a very small point size, it might appear “broken-up” or illegible due to the lower halftone resolution used with indigo printing. For best results with small type, we recommend using 100% K black as opposed to grey.
Can I Use Rich Black With Indigo Printing?
Don't use rich black on Indigo printing, it can cause issues with misregistration. 100% K will be just fine. If using grey, a black-ink only grey will give also give you best results.
How Can I Indicate Spot White Layer?
For spot white printing, we require you supply a separate additional page showing the spot white areas (eg: images, text etc.).
Will Spot White And CMYK Layers Align Perfectly?
Tightly registered detail using spot white can cause 'haloing', where the spot white might not exactly align with the CMYK elements. Anywhere that the white and CMYK tightly register and end together should be avoided.
Are There Any Colours I Should Avoid With Natural Kraft Cards?
Because this is a coloured stock, some colours are hard to read (like yellow/oranges, med browns, greens). If you are concerned that your colour won't be visible, please request a hard copy proof.
What Is The Minimum Font Size For Natural Kraft Cards?
The minimum recommended text size is 6pt. With any small text, if grey use a black ink only version. If Black, use 100% K.
Can I Use Thin Lines With Natural Kraft Cards?
Anything thinner than a hairline stroke (0.25") - even at 100% K may look choppy when printed due to Indigo print resolution.
Is Indigo Resolution Different From Offset?
There is a screen to the Indigo print which customers should be aware of if they're comparing to traditional offset printing.
Can I Round Corners With Heavy Coverage On Natural Kraft Cards?
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)
Spot White: Include a separate vector file/artboard with the white elements coloured with Pantone Black to denote the special finishing. Spot White must be supplied as a vector element.
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.
|Trim Size||File Size||Template|
|Square Card||2" x 2"||2.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||2.5" x 2.5"||2.75" x 2.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Name Card||3.5" x 1.5"||3.75" x 1.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Name Card||3.5" x 1.75"||3.75" x 2"||DOWNLOAD|
|Business Card||3.5" x 2"||3.75" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
Digital-Offset Printing Using Indigo Liquid Ink Technology
20pt Neenah Environment Concrete Card Stock, 30% post-consumer waste
Full Colour + White Available Both Sides (5/5)