Business Cards – Suede with Raised Metallic Foil – 19pt
Feel the difference with Suede Cards — soft to the touch, they bestow a hint of luxury to brands and create marketing pieces that stand out from the competition. Suede Cards are printed with high quality equipment on 16pt card stock, then they are laminated on both sides with 1.5mil scuff resistant, soft velvet laminate, which give them a substantial thickness of 19pt. Suede Cards are printed in full color with Raised Foils.
Raised Foil cards are printed on 16pt card stock, laminated on both sides with 1.5mil scuff resistant, soft velvet laminate, which gives them a substantial thickness of 19pt.
Raised Foil jobs require a mask file. When creating a Raised Foil job, you must include a Raised Foil mask file along with the regular print file. The Raised Foil mask file is used to show where the foil needs to be applied.
Please note, the mask file must be a vector file created in vector-based programs such as Illustrator.
Please only use solid 100% black color (C 0%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 100%) to indicate where you would like the foil. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images. White will indicate no foil.
We highly recommend having a solid color behind the foil mask. Knockouts are not recommended since there may be a shift (up to 1/16”) when the foil is applied.
Foil Coverage should be no more than 30% of the artwork, otherwise the foil will be wavy and won’t look good. The only time a 50% coverage is acceptable is with patterns, thin strokes or small shapes. Ideally, the size of the area, shape or image covered with raised foil should not exceed 1in x 1in.
We do not recommend having fonts smaller than 10pt on the Raised Foil Artwork. However, if you use fonts with thicker strokes or bold fonts, we do not recommend having fonts smaller than 12pt.