Business Cards - Full Color (front+back)
- The business card! —The most essential of all printed marketing materials. Get your name and info out there with one of our four, high quality paper stocks. No cheap, flimsy cards here. Choose between a 14pt or 16pt stock with a high or semi-gloss coating or the more natural feel of our uncoated and linen-textured stocks. Our cards are printed in full color (front + back) at no extra cost! Specialty finishes and coating available upon request. Send us a message with your inquiry.
14pt stock: You may be familiar with this type of stock from presentation folders. This thick and stiff stock is coated on both sides with a glossy finish.
16pt stock: You may be familiar with this type of stock from heavy bookmarks or other products printed on a semi-rigid card stock. This is our thickest stock and comes with a gloss coating on both sides. Because of its thickness, it is not ideal for folding unless scored first.
14pt Uncoated: You may be familiar with this type of stock from thick index cards, though the finish is much higher quality. This is a very versatile stock. The uncoated finish is good when you don't want a slick and shiny look, while the firm 14 Pt. stock folds precisely.
14pt Linen-textured: A very smooth, heavy, premium uncoated cover style stock with a subtle, linen texture.
32pt Uncoated: This is our thickest stock available and is very versatile. The uncoated finish is good when you don't want a slick and shiny look.
Semi-gloss: An environmentally friendly, water-based coating applied to the front and back of the printed piece. It provides additional gloss and protection, and it can be written on with a ballpoint pen.
High-gloss: Our high-gloss coating option is a UV, short for Ultra Violet Light-Cured, coating. This is a high-gloss coating applied over the entire front and back of the printed piece. It is not recommended for products you need to write on after being printed. A high gloss coating can be applied to only the front, upon request. Please make a note in the Order Notes section after adding the item to your cart.
Uncoated: Our uncoated option means that no additional coating is applied. Ideal for scenarios where you don't want a glossy finish.
Turnaround: The turnaround time is 2-3 days for most paper stocks, with the exception of the Linen-textured stock which is a 5 day turnaround. Please note: Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. If you've selected not to get a digital proof, the turnaround will start the next business day, after your order is placed. Turnaround does not include shipping. All times are based on standard business days, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
File Setup: In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.
We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.
Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.
Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don't place crop marks inside the work area.)
Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
Proofs and File Check: We offer two proof options:
1. Online PDF Proof: You will be sent a link to view your proof via email. Please keep in mind that this is only a proof for content and positioning; the color on your screen may vary from the color of your final product, depending on your monitor and viewing conditions.
2. No Proof, Run As-Is: This option is for the industry professional who is certain their project is ready to hit the press and does not require the additional security of a proof.
If our prepress department sees anything questionable with your file, we will contact you via email with our concerns. Should prepress email you, please note that your job is not considered fully submitted until you respond to this email. This should be factored into your turnaround time. File check does not apply to No Proof, Run As-Is. No Proof, Run As-Is jobs print from the exact file(s) you upload unless it is not possible to print because your supplied file does not match the specifications ordered.
How to check your Online PDF: The black crop marks indicate the final trim size. The Red line ( Dashed ) indicates the (Score) The Green line ( Dashed ) indicates the (Perf). The Red Line (Solid) indicates the ( Cut or Trim ) line. The verbiage on the file, this will indicate the page position after folding.
Please Note: The charge for our technical team to review your file when first submitted is included in the price of your order. If they note technical concerns with your file, they may email you with their concerns so you can upload a corrected file. If subsequent uploads still contain errors, you may be charged an additional prepress fee to review your file again.