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Foil Blocked Business Cards

Posted by Peter Saunders on Thursday, January 02, 2014

When standard business cards just don't cut it for your business, consider investing in a foil blocked business card. The impact and impression of foil business cards is always the same: Upmarket conferring brand strength and credibility. Foil cards exude luxury and professionalism. If this is the impression you want for your brand then keep reading.

When standard business cards just don't cut it..

Consider investing in a foil blocked business card. The impact and impression of foil business cards is always the same: Upmarket conferring brand strength and credibility. Foil cards exude luxury and professionalism. If this is the impression you want for your brand then keep reading.

Foil blocking produces effects which are practically impossible to achieve using traditional ink printing. Foils are available in a variety of different finishes and colours including gold and silver. We also have special effect foils such as rainbow foils which change colour as they diffract light across the colour spectrum. Cool stuff.

The intricate process of creating foil blocked business cards is rather complex and entails a lot of manual labour. The foil blocking process is completely diverse from metallic ink printing, and the innovative procedure makes it a much more affordable option as a premium luxury business card. In fact, foil stamping is commonly referred to as ‘dry printing’ because no ink is utilised. We commence with a designated cardstock (full colour printed artboard, colorplan textured stock, cotton card, duplex card etc.), we then either create or use your supplied artwork to create magnesium dies.The dies are then heated to a specific temperature for the particular foil and substrate and a combination of pressure and dwell time is used to bond the chosen foil colour to the card stock.

Every foil blocked business card we produce is created by hand. This ensures less margin for error, resulting in a superior product and end result for our clients.

Foil business cards can only be truly appreciated in real life, so why not request a free sample pack to see the cards for yourself?

 


About the author

Peter Saunders is a multifacted graphic designer that has worked as a designer, printer and print finisher. All three jobs have given him an excellent understanding of everything involved in creating print marketing. At After Hours Creative, Peter splits his time between graphic design, getting his hands covered in ink, operating foil presses and taking naps on his adobe cushions (only when working late, he's not lazy!). Peter is the go-to guy for any artwork queries or anything related to print!

Peter Saunders is a multifacted graphic designer that has worked as a designer, printer and print finisher. All three jobs have given him an excellent understanding of everything involved in creating print marketing. At After Hours Creative, Peter splits his time between graphic design, getting his hands covered in ink, operating foil presses and taking naps on his adobe cushions (only when working late, he's not lazy!). Peter is the go-to guy for any artwork queries or anything related to print!

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