Soft Touch + Spot Gloss (Business Cards | Premium)
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Full Color Business Cards | Soft Touch Film & Spot Gloss Finish | Premium Heavy 16pt/19pt Or 32pt/38pt Stock | Single Or Double Sided Printing | 96%BW Stock | Soy Based Inks | 500LS High Resolution Offset Printing
What is a Soft Touch & Spot Gloss Business Card?
Soft touch is a soft to the touch, luxurious finish that gives the business cards a soft, supple look and feel, which softens colors, reduces contrast and gives an overall lighter, muted appearance. Soft touch feels like elegant paper but is actually a premium plastic film, a dull thin film laminate that's applied to both sides of the business cards. Soft touch film is tear resistant (not proof), it is also used to protect the colors (especially dark colors) from rubbing off the edge of the paper. Soft touch film will make the final business card thicker. Example: 16pt stock + soft touch film lamination will produce a 19pt business card.
Spot gloss is a glossy coating that is only applied to a specific section of the business card. The selected area is singled out and coated with a glossy finish while the rest remains matte/soft touch. The goal of this process is to give your card some contrast by highlighting both the soft touch film and the spot gloss. You have the option of adding the spot gloss to any area of the card, for example over a logo, a certain section of a graphic, or even as an elaborate pattern.
Note: Before the final soft touch film & spot gloss is applied an initial aqueous coating is first applied. Aqueous is a protective coating that helps with the drying process when printing and also provides added durability.
Need Professional Design Service?
Need a great card design? From concept to design, our in-house design staff can do it all. Simply tell us about your business & we'll do the rest. Our designers will create fully tailored design samples that correctly represent your business & effectively targets new clients. Start to finish access to design staff via phone, web, and email. (Includes Unlimited Revisions)