Colorplan Duplex Business Cards 540gsm


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Please choose from the available customisation options. If you are unsure about any options, please click the "?" and it will take you to the information page for that option. Once you have finalised your order, you will be able to upload your design files. For further details on our ordering process, please see our How to Order page.


Call us on +44 (0)1288 350 620 between 9am and 5pm GMT, or reach out to us 'after hours' via the Help Desk in your account area for a quick online response.


If you'd like to work with our Artwork Team to create your design, please complete our Design Enquiry Form for a design quote.

copper foil colorplan business cards
copper foil colorplan business cards

Colorplan is an iconic brand of coloured stocks created for the most discerning designers and companies. You can be confident in the deep color saturation which serves as a hallmark to the Colorplan brand. There is a gorgeous palette of 54 colours to select from along with customisation options such as white ink, W+CMYK & colour printing, foil stamping, duplexing or foil edge gilding.


If you'd like multiple sets beyond what can be ordered online or if you require a custom printing quote, please submit a ticket via the Help Desk in your account. A friendly team member will get in touch to see how we can assist!



Please ensure that you/your designer follow the artwork guidelines set out in our File Setup Guide. We have also included blank templates below, to help you create your artwork.


85mm X 55mm (UK)


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Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

3.5" X 2" (US)


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Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

90mm x 55mm (EU)


Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template


Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

55mm Square


Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

For further information on file setup, please click on the purple button:.

File Setup Guide

Need a quote for professional graphic design? Reach out to us with your design brief for a quote!



Experiment with card colours for an eye-catching design.

Utilise white ink + full colour with white underneath on all card colours.

Combine white ink with foil stamping for a really eye catching card! Just remember to allow for around 1-2mm misregistration between ink printing and foil stamping.


Choose Pristine White, Bright White, Frost White or Ice White Colorplan stock to be flood printed in a solid colour. Colorplan is digitally printed, so choosing white stock and printing in a solid colour can result in banding and streaking. Instead, utilise the gorgeous colours to visually hoist your brand!



The production times quoted on our website are based on typical production schedules and cannot be guaranteed. If you require a product urgently or by a specific date, please contact us before ordering and we will do our upmost to adjust our production schedules and meet your needs. Our ability to meet very tight delivery deadlines is subject to order specifications, quantities, machine requirements, third-party couriers and several other factors that may be beyond our control.


Colour variation is inherent in any printing process, you should expect a 10% colour shift between print runs. 


Like many of the other creative stocks we offer, we don't recommend flood coating on Colorplan Bright White, Pristine White, Frost White or Ice White, because you'll lose the appeal of the stock. Instead, use the colours available in the Colorplan range, add text, logos and details with ink or foil stamping. In addition, there is another factor to consider; because Colorplan is an uncoated textured stock, the ink does not always fill all of the dimples on the page, this is something to keep in mind when printing colour, on top of white, on darker colours. If you upload artwork with a design to be printed with a white underpin, we will recommend adding GF Smith's 'smooth embossing' option on, to create a smoother board for printing. This ensures the best quality finish, as it reduces the texture in the stock. In addition, if you choose white + colour for printing, the option for a free test print will be shown, by selecting this, we will print your design on an A4 sheet of your chosen Colorplan colour and post it out for approval prior to running your job.


All foil stamping is carried out in-house at After Hours Creative. We apply foil effects using an etched metal die/plate and a combination of heat and pressure to press the foil in to the card stock. This foil stamping process creates a slight indentation in the card stock during the foil application. The amount of indentation is carried out at the discretion of the foil technician. Too much of an impression can cause the foil to bleed around the edges or create filling in between foil elements. Our priority is always achieving the highest quality foil print.


Debossing entails making a subtle indentation into the stock, with the absence of foil (blind debossing) or with foil. Any media produced with debossing is done at the technician's discretion, as too much of a deboss can cause the foil to bleed around the edges and result in a poor quality finish, so we find a balance between quality of print and the level of deboss.


Foil edge gilding is the application of metallic and satin foil colours to the edges of business cards and invitations. It is synonymous with status and prestige and is a specialised service carried out in-house at our studio. The process involves carefully sanding down the edges of business cards and invitations, then applying foil using a heated roller. The entire process is carried out by hand, which is why edge gilded products have longer production times. Please note that, you will lose around 1mm on each edge of your business cards due to the sanding and gilding process.

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