Vanguard Duplex Business Cards 500gsm

Premium, genuine, Vanguard stock.

Select from 32 brilliant stock colours, to be duplexed (two sheets glued together) to 500gsm.

Authentic hot foil stamping finish. No digital toner foiling.

Specially trained technicians with over 10+ years experience.

18 Gorgeous metallic foil colours.

Optimal board for white ink or white ink+CMYK printing.

Vanguard black duplexed to vanguard gold with white ink and black print
Vanguard black duplexed to vanguard gold with white ink and black print Black vanguard business card with white ink printing and metallic gold foiling Vanguard black business cards with holographic foil stamp + holographic edge gilding Black Vanguard business card with CMYK + White ink printing + bronze foil stamp Vanguard gold duplexed to white. Gloss foil white deboss + black ink printing. Vanguard lime green card stock with white ink and black ink printing. Vanguard gold with metallic copper orange foil stamp Vanguard black and white duplexed card with rose gold foil stamping and black ink printing. Vanguard black card duplexed with vanguard maize. White and black ink printing + matt gold foil stamping. Vanguard black with metallic gold foil stamp

Vanguard Duplex Business Cards 500gsm Printing

Vanguard is a collection of smooth uncoated papers and boards available in a wide range of pastel and vibrant colours. With 32 card colours to choose from; white ink printing, full colour printing (with white underneath), hot foil blocking and duplexing (sheets glued together), we're sure you'll be able to create an exquisite business card! We only use the highest quality stamping foils, ensuring a bright and luxurious metallic finish. This range is our number one seller in our Coloured Business Cards range by small business owners' who are price saavy and command a first class impression.

Worldwide shipping
All of our printing is proudly carried out in the United Kingdom. We've shipped our Vanguard Duplex Business Cards 500gsm to over 50 countries world wide, with daily shipments sent to the United States. Reach out to our friendly team for a shipping quote to your country. You can also calculate international shipping costs via FedEx in the shopping cart, based on the weight of your order and the destination.
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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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3.5" X 2" (US)


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90mm x 55mm (EU)


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55mm Square


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

File Setup Guide


Experiment with different card colours for eye-catching duotone edges.

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, as they are separate processes.


Choose White Vanguard stock to be flood printed in a solid colour. Vanguard is digitally printed, so choosing white stock and printing in a solid colour can result in banding and streaking. Instead, utilise the vibrant colours available in the range to visually bolster your business cards!



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. 


Printing white underneath CMYK inks can result in a colour shift depending on the density of the white and how dark the card stock is. For this reason, we offer a a test print if you select full colour or full colour + white for printing for a nominal fee. We will run a test print of your artwork and post it out to your for approval prior to running your job. This is an optional servie for those concerned about colour reproduction when using CMYK+White printing. 


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.


All Vanguard Duplex Business Cards 500gsm are produced on genuine Vanguard stock from James Cropper. The vivid colour palette is comprised of 32 colours. Soak up some colour inspiration by viewing the range Vanguard Stock Colours.

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