Velvet + Spot Gloss (Business Cards | Premium)
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Full Color Business Cards | Velvet 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 Velvet & Spot Gloss Business Card?
Velvet is a soft, dull, luxurious finish that gives the business cards a muted, velvet-like look and feel (feels similar to peach skin). Velvet 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. Velvet 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. Velvet film will make the final business card thicker. Example: 16pt stock + velvet 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/velvet. The goal of this process is to give your card some contrast by highlighting both the velvet 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 velvet 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)