- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Soft touch lamination provides a pleasant and intense velvet effect to your business cards that is similar to the feel of a peach. Widely used in custom packaging and high-end book covers, now you can choose this finish for your business cards. Once laminated, your 20pt thick business cards will have a substance rivalled only by the luxurious feel to the touch.
Clubcard prints your 20pt soft touch business cards in full colour on the HP Indigo offset press and laminates them during a secondary process ensuring extra quality control at each step of production.
Soft touch laminated business cards are ideal for colour consistency on multiple business card orders, reprints and ongoing card orders. Make the worthwhile choice of soft touch laminated business cards and hand out a card that exudes the substance and luxury your name and brand represents. Proudly printed in Canada!
Proofs Do Not Include Lamination
Because of the additional step required, printed proofs do not include the soft touch lamination.
Does Lamination Dull The Colours?
Like any lamination, soft touch lamination will dull or mute the colours when applied.
Does Lamination Help Protect The Cards?
Soft touch will be more durable and protect the ink from rubbing off especially with heavy coverage.
Can I Use Small Fonts On Soft Touch 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 On Soft Touch 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.
Should You Use Rich Black On Indigo Cards?
Don't use rich black on Indigo printing. 100% K will be just fine.
What Is The Difference Between Soft Touch and Silk Lamination Cards?
Soft Touch Lamination is different than our Silk Lamination, it feels very similar to a peach. If you are unsure, ask us for some free samples.
Can I Write On Soft Touch Cards?
Coated cards aren't ideal for writing on. If this is a big deal, check out our uncoated card stock options.
Can 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.
Is there colour variation on solid blue?
Depending on the colour value, you may experience colour variation in solid fills of blue colour. For great blue results we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.
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.
|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
18pt coated two sides cover with 1mil soft touch lamination both sides, 30% post-consumer waste (132lb)
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using HP ElectroInk