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Letter Press Business Card - Help!

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by hardsy, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. hardsy

    hardsy Junior Member

    Hi all,

    I am currently setting up my own design company and have a feq questions regarding an idea i have for the business cards and i thought this might be the best place after endless searching on the web.

    The ideas i have are:

    1. Triplex Business Card
    Black inner to be sandwhiched by 2 thinner white pieces

    What board thicknesses would be good for this? I dont want it to be any heavier than 540g overall and the black to be thicker than the 2 white pieces to create more of an edge than a sandwhich.

    I have been looking at the cotton cards (traditional letterpress) and do they have a perfectly smooth card, as all seem to be texturised?

    I am also thinking of blind debossing the logo on one side, so thickness again needs to be taken into account?

    example (but thicker black and thinner white)
    http://lovelystationery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/matter1.jpg

    2. Painted Edge Card + Deboss
    Simple 1 colour white card 540g thickness? Can anyone suggest a smooth card for this?

    Would this be thick enough to deboss on one side without it showing through (logo punched in NOT out!)

    example
    http://www.bestbusinesscard.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/edge-painting-8.jpg

    3. Painted Edge Card
    Do all painted edge business cards need to be printed using traditional letterpress methods? I really like the look of this and wondered how the logo had its shine and noticed the smoothness of the card which is what im ideally after

    example
    http://lovelystationery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/kpdo4.jpg



    To sum it up

    Basically im after the following:

    Smooth White Business Cards
    540gsm thickness (give or take but no thicker)
    Painted edges or Triplexing
    Logo to either be coloured and 'shiny' as example 3
    Logo to be colourless and just debossed


    Any help would be gratefully appreciated!:up:
     

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