- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Looking for a thick uncoated business card with texture, substance and depth? The charm of these mega thick cards is in the 165lb Double Thick Classic Crest Solar White Stipple textured stock. Equivalent to a 24pt uncoated weight, the stipple texture finish has a subtly pebbled surface. These high-end business cards with a tactile surface evoke an understated feel of elegance.
Your thick 24pt stipple textured business cards are printed in full colour with the Indigo offset press with rush same day, 2 day or 4 day printing times making this a sure choice for projects that demand colour consistency and tight deadlines.
When your message is subtle yet sturdy, stipple textured business cards speak your language. We feel that!
Full Ink Coverage Not Recommended Full coverage (aka floods of ink) on uncoated stocks are not recommended on this Indigo printed card stock. We use a liquid suspended based toner on this print method and the overall result of covering uncoated stocks in this toner will produce a low sheen instead of a matte appearance. Heavy coverage may also highlight the appearance of natural fibres on uncoated stocks. If your art / design includes heavy ink coverage and you want cards with a matte appearance we recommend one of our laminated stocks.
Can I Use Heavy Coverage On Stipple Cards?
Heavy ink coverage can be problematic. When the cards rub together, the ink can rub off. Heavy coverage makes this more apparent. This can also be an issue for corner rounding, so we generally advise clients with heavy coverage not to round corners.
Can I Use Small Fonts On Stipple 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 Stipple 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.
What Is The Minimum Line Thickness For Stipple Cards?
Try to keep all line weights for graphics over 0.5pt. Anything under that can break up in the texture of the stipple.
What Colours Should I Use For Small Elements?
When working with small elements like lines or text, a simpler colour build is best to avoid misregistration. For example, 0/0/0/90 is a much better build than 20/20/20/40.
What Application Is Stipple Card Stock Good For?
The finely stippled textured stock lends itself well to many applications like wedding invitations, business cards or graphics that are minimal (with lots of negative space).
Proofing Will Delay Production Timelines
Orders with proofs will not begin print production until the proof is approved. If you are ordering rush printing and printed proofs the proof printing cannot be rushed.
PDF Layout Proofs: PDF layout proofs will be sent within 1 business day, rush orders will be given priority and sent asap during business hours. If file adjustments are required after the proof is sent the turnaround time is based on the time of final proof approval.
Printed Proofs | Photos of Proofs | Mailed Proofs: Printed proofs and photos of printed proofs require up to 4 business days to produce and cannot be rushed. If file adjustments are required after the proof is sent the turnaround time is based on the time of final proof approval.
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
24pt Classic Crest Stipple Cover, 30% post consumer waste, (165lb)
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using HP ElectroInk