If you are looking for superb results then a laminated business card printed on a superb 400gsm board may be just what you need!
The look and feel of these cards cannot be accurately conveyed in words. To see what we mean, ask to see some examples of previous work by using the ‘Contact Us’ form found lower down the page.
Ous standard size for 400gsm laminated business cards is
88mm x 55mm.
Due to the specialist way these cards are produced means the normal pricing structure of standard business cards cannot be used. However, what it does mean is that you can have a full-colour process card printed front only, or front and back that looks and feels absolutely superb.
Artwork Costs – please note: basic artwork is provided free of charge for our full-colour laminated business cards.Contact Us
Beware of cheaper imitations.
More and more companies are appearing on the web selling so-called ‘laminated cards‘ at vastly reduced prices that seem too good to be true. In many cases, it is too good to be true. The process used is to print directly onto very thin paper (using a toner-based digital machine, not litho) and then to encapsulate in a thicker plastic pouch. These ‘cards’ are very inexpensive to produce and consequently can sell for up to third of top-quality true laminated cards. However, it must be said, the finished result isn’t to everyone’s taste.
We prefer not to cut corners in anything we produce as this sort of practice can easily be spotted by any discerning client.
Our laminated cards are printed on 400gsm high-quality business card board and then protected (and enhanced) by a very thin top-quality laminate on both sides of the card. As with our standard business cards, these are produced by a top-quality ink-based lithographic process, not digital.
If your requirement is straightforward then artwork is free of charge for laminated business cards.
Just send us the details for the card and we’ll take care of the rest. PDF proof(s) will be emailed to you until you’re happy with the layout.
Many clients now wish to use a solid colour over the whole of their business card.
This is perfectly fine only it should be noted that in these cases it is important to ensure the card is protected from ‘smudging’ etc. by the use of laminating.
This can be one side, or both.
It also reduces the risk of ‘offset’, where one card transfers part of the print to the card above/below. Lamination also helps to give the card a nicer appearance and thicker feel.
If your requirements are not met by the prices shown here then please call us on: 01202 736979.
Alternatively, to request a quotation, please use the ‘Contact Us’ link below.
Matt or Gloss Lamination. Which one to choose?
This really depends on what you are trying to achieve with your cards.
If you are using your card to advertise your service and it is important that the card stands out from the crowd, then a gloss laminated business card would suit the bill.
All types of services, e.g. taxi operators, mobile hairdressers, tradesmen etc. benefit from a card that is colourful and eye-catching. Many D.I.Y. stores, supermarkets, village shops etc. will allow you to promote your service, for a small charge, by displaying your card on their notice board(s).
In these instances, it is important for your card to instantly make its mark.
Where a subtle effect is more in keeping, as with corporate cards and general business stationery, then a matt laminated business card would be more in keeping.
You may come across laminated business cards being offered at well-below standard prices.
In many cases a thin (200gsm or 250gsm) board will be used, and beefed up with a thicker laminate.
Also, the card may even have been digitally printed – hence the need to use a thin board that will feed through a digital machine.
A top-quality laminated business card will generally be produced on a thicker board (400gsm is ideal) and then laminated with a very thin laminate material. The card will look and feel much more professional than the cheaper-produced variety.
Whichever supplier you wish to use, we would recommend you ask to see samples of their work and also ask what weight board is used and whether the cards are litho-printed or digitally produced.Contact Us