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Vanguard Quadplex Business Cards 1000gsm

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ORDERING PROCESS

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.

QUESTIONS?

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.

DESIGN SERVICE

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

Vanguard 100gsm quadplex business card with white ink printing
Vanguard black business card with vanguard gold core + white and colour printing. Vanguard 100gsm quadplex business card with white ink printing

There's a certain opulence with an ultra thick business card that encapsulates luxury and class. Our Quadplxed Vanguard Business Cards are 1000gsm and have a thick 500gsm coloured core. 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) and hot foil blocking, we're confident you can create an impressive business card!

MULTI-NAME & CUSTOM PRINT QUOTATIONS

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!

ORDER SAMPLE PACK

ARTWORK GUIDELINES

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.

BLANK TEMPLATES

85mm X 55mm (UK)

Landscape

Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

Portrait

Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

3.5" X 2" (US)

Landscape

Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

Portrait

Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

90mm x 55mm (EU)

Landscape

Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

Portrait

Illustrator Template PDF Template Photoshop Template

55mm Square

Templates

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!

DESIGN QUOTE ENQUIRY

DO..

Experiment with card colours for an eye-catching coloured core.

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.

DON'T..

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 striking colours to creatively express your brand!

PRODUCTION INFO

TURNAROUND TIMES

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

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

PRINTING WHITE UNDERNEATH COLOUR

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 courtesy free of charge test print if you select full colour or full colour + white for printing. 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 service for those concerned about colour reproduction when using CMYK+White printing. 

FOIL STAMPING

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

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

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, it's common to lose around 1mm from each edge during the sanding and gilding process.

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