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500 Business cards (ASAP)

Discussion in 'Tenders & Services Required Forum:' started by TheNoone, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    I'm after 500 business cards for a quick turnaround.
    This is the type of stock i want on them.
    I think it's around 450 GSM
    Anyone that can help or give me a quote will be welcomed.

  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    We print on 400gsm although we use a white Silk stock so probably no good, if this will suffice > Business Cards
  3. Arhiann

    Arhiann Member

    Is that stock something by GF Smith?
  4. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    I'm not too sure, I just love the stock.
    Artwork is ready in CMYK and ready to be printed.
  5. Arhiann

    Arhiann Member

    My best guess is it's GF Smith stock.

    GF Smith

    Give them a call. They used to send the swatch out for free, but I think they charge for it now. To be honest it's worth having their swatch as a conversation piece. It's one of the few times you'll consider paper to be sexy.

    Some of it though is a pound a sheet, and you can buy in batches of 5 sheets.
  6. 23i

    23i New Member

    I emailed GF Smith, just 2 weeks ago requesting swatches. They sent me a parcel containing everything. great service. can't wait to use them.
  7. Arhiann

    Arhiann Member

    Cool. Must have stopped charging, they did for a while but I last dealt with them about two years ago.
  8. 23i

    23i New Member

    Just checked for this stock and it's not n any of the swatches I have.

    I'd love to know where to get it.

  9. MarcusMcCabe

    MarcusMcCabe New Member

    its pulp board
  10. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah that's what it looks like, we use this as backing to our deskpads and NCR's :icon_biggrin:
  11. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    I love it! I really do think it speaks volume.
    and I think it's miles ahead of glossy laminated cards!
    It seems everyone has them these days!

    So if anyone knows where I can find 500/600 gsm pulp cards to be litho printed
    let me know and I will be eternally grateful, believe me I feel like i've looked everywhere
    and found no results!

  12. Toppers

    Toppers Member

    I'm not at the office until Monday.

    But if you drop us an email to then i'm sure that one of my colleagues can look into this for you.
  13. MarcusMcCabe

    MarcusMcCabe New Member

  14. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Very nice :icon_thumbup:
  15. printbar

    printbar Active Member

    Is that stock going to take a digital print? I've not got any experience working with this kind of stock, but I'd imagine that unless you're going to order tonnes of them you'll be looking at a digi print (and all the associated costs of a solo run), so that might be worth considering....
  16. printbar

    printbar Active Member

    SEXY. Can haz trade prices?
  17. dot design

    dot design Member

    Yep, but a smooth , refined version. I like it, I want to touch it :icon_biggrin:

    GF Smith papers always get me dribbling :icon_biggrin:
  18. Davidw

    Davidw Member

    Hi - you've probably got this sorted by now in some way, but for the benefit of yourself and some others reading this thread I decided to clarify a few points.

    This spec is not feasible - always decide how a job is going to be printed before you start 'designing' it. The main problem isn't where to get the board - but where/how to get that board printed in cmyk.

    If you want to use specialist uncoated stock, particularly if it's a decent thickness (over 400g) the only viable option is foiling/letterpress. So it's back to the drawing board I'm afraid for this one.

    GF Smith offer a similar board to this in 540g - the minimum quantity is 25 full sheets @ £48 + vat which would give 1000

    Cheers - David

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