3.5 X 2 Spot Color Business Cards with Foil or Embossing on the front - Print on 2 Sides

With foil or embossing on the front of a business card, you receive all the advantages of regular spot color, with the added distinction of foil or embossing. You can specify a card front with foil only, and on most stocks you can also specify embossing only, or combine foil or embossing with ink (up to two ink colors). Then select up to two ink colors for the back. You may pick from our standard foil and ink colors, or upgrade to other ink colors. (Other foil colors are available by custom quote.)

The back of the card, by default, prints as all flat ink. You can, however, change to all raised ink. (Mixing flat and raised ink is not available on the back.)

Choose from our many paper stock options, or supply your stock to us (see details under "Card Stocks" below).

Note that fine details are not recommended for these processes. When choosing foil, the font sizes you use for text should be large enough to avoid plugging. Embossing is best for logos and other designs without fine details.

When you combine foil or embossing with ink on the front, your design may contain critical registration (when foil or embossing touches the ink and/or registers with the ink in any way). For example, if two lines of foil are designed to be evenly spaced between a line of ink, this is considered critical registration - the line of ink must be kept perfectly centered between the foil. When your art contains critical registration, add $30/1000 impressions, plus a $45 set-up charge.

If your art includes bleeds, overprints, multiple processes, very critical registration, or non-standard work, please request a custom quote. 

For templates, click the "Templates" tab above.

Quantities over 10,000 available by quote.

Foil, Stock, Ink, and Turnaround Times  (Delivery method, ink options, and upgrades affect turnaround times):

Foil Colors:

  • Black
  • Satin Gold
  • Rainbow*
  • Brilliant Blue
  • Cool Green
  • Shiny Red
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Dark Green
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Pearl*
  • Teal
  • Crystal*
  • Pink
  • White Satin
  • Bright Gold
  • Pomegranate
 

*This foil color is not recommended for small type

Card Stocks: The weight of the stock you choose affects the cost of your card. Stock colors vary by stock choice.

  • 80# Smooth
  • Classic Linen 100#
  • Classic Laid 80#
  • 100# Smooth
  • Index 140#
  • Fluorescent 100#
  • 120# Smooth
  • Vellum 67#
  • Metallic 12pt C1S*
  • BCE Linen 80#
  • Astrobright 65#
  • Mirrorkote 12pt*
  • BCE Linen 100#**

           (in Dark Blue & Black)

  • Astroparche 65#
  • Royal Fiber 80#
  • Classic Linen 80#
  • Classic Crest 80#
 

*Flat print is not available on the front of this stock

**These two dark stock colors are recommended for foil only

You may also supply your stock to us. With most card stock, we ask for 3.5 X 8.5 (4-up) sheets and ask for 20% overs (minimum 100 sheets). Please provide heavier stock (anything over 100# cover) at 3.5 X 8.75 (4-up).

Spot Color Inks:

  • Black
  • Orange (PMS #165)
  • Reflex
  • Midnight (PMS #295)
  • Red (PMS #185)
  • Metallic Gold (PMS #872)
  • Forest (PMS #348)
  • Metallic Silver (PMS #877)
  • Cranberry (PMS #201)
  • Pantone Purple
  • Burgundy (PMS #207)
  • Pantone Yellow
  • Teal (PMS #320)
  • Gray (PMS #423)
  • Green (PMS #355)
  • Process Blue
  • Brown (PMS #469)
  • Rhodamine

  Features which may affect your order include:

  • Weight of the stock you choose
  • Round cornering
  • Combined raised and flat ink printing
  • Other PMS ink colors: 3-5 days; Add $25/color

Turnaround Times: 7-10 days

Quotes:  Looking for something you don't see on our website? We are happy to help! You can request a quote either online - just click "Request a Quote" from the green bar at the bottom of this page - or by phone at 727-812-7367 (Estimating Department).

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