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Letter Press Business Card - Help!


hardsy

Junior Member
#1
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: