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Heidi Mel

  1. Matching colour printing with Colorplan colours

    One of the most popular coloured paper ranges we offer is Colorplan. Colorplan is GF Smith’s most iconic paper range, with 54 ravishing, deeply saturated colour choices. Whether it’s Colorplan business cards, note cards, greeting cards, letterheads, compliment slips or invitations our professional print artisans have crafted it! Very often, potential clients with acute brand awareness or those who desire the printing on their media to match the stock, query about matching a Colorplan stock color with CMYK print. This request is extremely popular on business cards and wedding invitations. At AHC we have the facility to digitally print on Colorplan stocks and then bond (duplex) them back to back, if required, to create thicker media. This technique works well for those seeking a Colorplan business card or invitation with foil stamping or embossing on the front and digital printing on the reverse.

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  2. How to Make Luxury Business Cards

    How to Make Luxury Business Cards

    Typically, the chosen finish/look of your luxury business card is a combination of personal preference and what fits your brand, as well as, your budget. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to luxury business cards. Finishing options include: Spot UV, foil stamping, textured card, duotone edges, colored cores, thermography, foil edge gilding, die cutting, metallic mirror finish, holographic, cotton finish, die cutting the cards into unique shapes, duplexing stocks for a multi-level card and much more! Unless you have a clear idea of what you’d like, it is always worthwhile to explore some samples first, as well as, looking online at cards for ideas. We have a gallery of projects which serves as great inspiration for a myriad of our customers. It’s also wise to speak to companies that specialise in business card printing, to get some advice regarding your artwork. Some special finishes have limitations and may not be suitable when it comes to your artwork.

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  3. How to Write and Make a Compliment Slip

    How to Write and Make a Compliment Slip

    To write and make a compliment slip is actually very easy if your company already uses Letterheads, then a Compliment Slip is just a smaller addition. Very often, the Compliment slip is used to make a small note and can be as short as a, Thank You, a few sentences or just your signature. To Make a Compliment Slip, you can choose any size, companies typically use a DL- 210mm x 99mm, this is a cost-effective size, because 3 Compliment slips will fit an A4 Sheet and this can be cost effective to produce. However, you can customise the size to suit your needs. It’s preferable to use both sides, the Logo or Company Name can have print finishing effects such as; Foil Stamping and spot UV, normal printing on the Front and on the reverse or the Company Address, Email and Telephone in print or foil. Print on the back is normally located on the top or bottom or both but would also include the text “With Compliments.” The blank area on the back of the slip should provide space to enable you to write a message to the recipient.

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