Business card printing in 2013 will be one of the most important things you do for your business. Contrary to the belief of some very few skeptics, business card printing is here to stay. A wave of variety comes your way with a simple keyword google search for “business cards”, you’ll get a huge range of websites that print business cards, but are they what you’re looking for? Are you just a photographer or are you a high end photographer? Are you just a graphic designer or are you a premium graphic designer? These keywords transfer their meaning into the business cards you print. You can choose to print regular old business cards and you’ll likely find those if you only searched for “business cards”. Try searching for “Premium Business Cards” and see who’s at the top of the organic list. Why do you think that company’s there? Probably keywords, but also, reputation. PremiumCards.net holds that position for 4 straight years now.
Why choose PremiumCards.net for your business card printing? Because we’re good at what we do and people love our products and innovation. Simple cards or mac daddy, top shelf show pieces, we have them right here and at the right price. Now, don’t expect business cards of a higher caliber to be anywhere near the same price as a 16pt standard business card, they take a little more time you know. Some cards require extensive setups that can run up the bill. The cost of those setups are usually 1 time fees, so you won’t need to purchase them again for reprints. While most printing companies online continue to produce sub-standard products, PremiumCards.net vows to never stop looking for that new wonder product that everyone has to have.
So for 2013, business card printing is a must. How are people supposed to remember you, by the contact you traded on your cell phones? Ridiculous! A weak business card is like a weak handshake and no business card at all, is silly. Do you do business with silly people? Invest in yourself and your future with business card printing from PremiumCards.net and trust in the people who know business cards better than anyone in the world.
The best alternative to boring business cards is painted edges. Why painted edges? The price is under $50 for 1000 cards. Most treatments start at around $195 extra. This is a very affordable way to add that extra touch at a great price and without breaking the bank. Making your statement is simple and never overbearing. Try painted edges on your next business card project
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Printing dates back more than 5000 years ago. Using hand carved stamps for pressing ink and waxes onto paper was the beginning. Print has come a long way from the primitive styles of yesteryear. Not more than only a hundred years ago did we use similar primitive techniques for printing. Letterpress printing is still used today with select press houses offering embossing or debossing, foil, die cutting and pantone printing, such as PremiumCards.net.
Business card printing is now so popular on the internet that you can still find some of those old school letterpress printers, one of them being PremiumCards.net. Now what sets PremiumCards.net apart from the rest of the printers online? We still employ the usage of both letterpress printing and offset lithography. With the two methods of print we can produce a full color business card with letterpress finishing. This will allow you to add foil, emboss or deboss and die cutting to your full color printed business cards.
Let’s say you have a design for a card that is completely back with silver foil. We could print the card on our 16pt Silk stock with silver foil and black painted edges. Silk business cards already have an option for foil and spot uv built in. This means you don’t have to add a foil die and letterpress foil the cards. The only time you need letterpress is when you want a different color foil or shape or emboss. This would require a Custom Business Card quote from us. Printing on the silk with foil and black edges would be less expensive than purchasing solid black stock and foil stamping both sides. The price for a 2 sided black stock business card with foil would be about $700. The silk with foil and edge paint is only $214
If you are only looking to get 1 set of 1000 custom cards, then you can go to our custom business card builder page and create one there. It does have some limitations as to what you can add to an order, but you can get an idea of what your card may cost. It’s good practice to keep things simple, but should you need a little more than simple, PremiumCards.net is perfect for you.
Card design by Seth Sherman at creativeinstinct.net for Rust and Martin Interior Design. 22pt Uncoated 98 Bright White printed full color on 1 side with embossing and copper foil letterpress work. Finished in a copper painted edge. Printed at PremiumCards.net
Square business cards are the perfect alternative to the standard 3.5×2 business card. They are printed on a 16pt card stock with a smooth matte finish. 2.5×2.5 full color on 2 sides.
Printed by PremiumCards.net
A lot of our clients are looking for some pre designed templates that are easy to change and use. Here are a few from psdgraphics.com. They specialize in free photoshop designs that you can use for personal use or you can buy a cheap license for commercial use.
Introducing our new silk business cards. Choose from 16pt Silk Cards to 16pt Silk Cards with Spot Gloss UV. The cards are water resistant and tear resistant. Full rich color printing on 1 or 2 sides for the same price. You can also choose a STUNNING spot gloss uv. The spot gloss uv and the dull matte, silk finish work extremely well together. We are proud to feature such a great business card in our print catalog. Email your requests for samples if you already have an account with us or simply sign-up for an account and receive your samples automatically. Cheers!
Please read if you don’t want to delay your order.
Most people will find the information in the templates to be self explanatory, but we do recognize that some people will may not understand. To be sure you don’t delay your order, we suggest you or your graphic designer go over these common issues. Should you need any help understanding, please contact us via email at art[at]premiumcards.net. Turnaround times are estimated from the day you approve proofs if you requested them. Sometimes we send proofs if we feel necessary. This will also cause delay if you do not respond in a timely manner.
Creating PRINT bleeds, what they are and why you need them.
Bleeds are the extra area that extends beyond the actual size of your file that will be trimmed away when cutting your cards. When printing business cards or postcards they are usually printed on a large sheet of card stock. The sheet is about 40 x 28 inches and fits about 70 standard size business cards or more. This is called a gang run and is widely used in most online printers if not all online printers. So, no one prints business cards directly on to a 2×3.5 card alone.
Your files require a bleed, the area in which will be trimmed away when we cut you cards out of the large sheet. The reason for the bleed is to make sure we have your file images reaching the absolute edge of the card. Without the bleed, an unwanted white line or the other persons card printed next to your card may show up on the edge after trimming your card. The bleed is usually the background color or image of some sort that “bleeds” of the edge of the card. This does not refer to the ink spreading around on the card.
That’s it. You will see this repeated in other tutorials that we create for designing your business cards. If you have any further questions about this tutorial or any other tutorial, please feel free to contact our art department at firstname.lastname@example.org. That concludes our tutorial on print bleeds.
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