What is the standard business card size in the UK? 85 x 55mm if you want to get an idea how big that it, and to shed light on why its that size simply pull out a credit card. The standard business card size is the standard, simply because it dints perfectly into wallets designed for credit and debit cards. Simple logical and helpful. So when you are out and about you know that if you and your customers have a wallet then you will be able to easy carry a few spare cards with you wherever you go.
The square cards we produce a 55 x 55mm. This means it is the same size as a standard business card along the shortest side (Check the image above for comparisons between business card sizes). The square business card is great when you want to make a square statement. Great for Instamatic camera styles or the original Instagram style square photos or designs.
The mini business card is the same size as the standard card along the longest edge and almost half the width of a standard card on its short edge. So this is a skinny business card. It is ideal for an ultra-wide-screen or panoramic look to your card designs. These styles work well as portrait or landscape orientation for a slightly different look which can be quite appealing for its novelty.
Matt laminated business cards have grown in popularity over the last few years, with the luxurious, matt (matte) finish exuding a sense of quality and style. The matt lamination ads a tactile finish that people love only topped by soft touch lamination (in my humble opinion). If you would like to see a sample of the quality and finish then please get in touch for a sample pack.
Our matt laminated business cards are first printed full colour, single or double-sided, on very high quality 350gsm or 450gsm silk finish paper, before being laminated with the fantastic matte lamination, to give it the superior finish that people absolutely love. So whatever your personal or business needs, why not get in touch today to find out about our amazing quality and low-cost matt laminated business cards.
N.B. Lamination is not to be confused with encapsulation often people will be familiar with at home encapsulators and often refer to them as laminators, but this is a different process to commercial print finishing lamination. Our matt laminated business cards have a very fine laminated layer applied. It adds a barely noticeable thickness to the car. It does not give it a thick plastic feel, unlike encapsulation. More recently, due impart to the wide adoption of the term, encapsulation can be referred to as pouch laminators. Though commercial printers will still refer to it as encapsulation.
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Spot Gloss Varnish, looks tasty!
Spot UV or spot gloss varnish is a technique of printing a gloss/shiny section of the design on top of the existing lamination eg. matt or soft-touch.
This can draw attention to a specific part of the design such as the logo, or be used to create a special pattern in addition to the overall design.
grams per square metre. Our standard paper weight for magazines or brochures is 150gsm, business cards are around 400 gsm, computer printers normally use 90gsm.
Gloss, Silk, and Matt coated paper.
These papers have a clay coating which is finished with different textures that are great for printing and give a fantastic vibrancy to the colour or black & white images.
Matt Uncoated paper.
A Matt paper with no noticeable finish which is ideal for writing on and is commonly used for letterheads and compliment slips.
pp. (Printed Pages).
4pp, 8pp, 12pp etc. As an example, an A4 piece of paper folded in half is a 4pp A5 because it has 4 individual sides, each one A5 in size. Therefore, any books you want must be multiples of four, ie., 4, 8, 12, 16, 20pp etc.
Stands for Cyan Magenta Yellow and Key (black) the colour gamut used by printers which determine the range of colours that can be reproduced. Computer screens work on an RGB Red Green and Blue colour gamut which offers a larger range.
Some colours particularly bright or fluorescent ones are not achievable when using a CMYK printing process and prints will look different to how they appear on a screen. This is why it is important that your artwork is designed in CMYK as RGB colours will be converted to their closest CMYK substitute.
Lamination finishes work with a plastic coating in various finishes that gives your work a rich brighter look and more protection from everyday use.
Is a subdued finish that softens colours and adds a smooth texture ideal for a sophisticated modern look.
Is a high gloss finish that is ultra shiny. It makes colours vibrant rich punchy ideal for photographic images.
Soft touch lamination
Gives a very nice feel likened to the texture of a peach. Colours appear deeper and richer than with Matt lamination. A finish that gives your print the utmost in luxury.
As a customer, you dont normally have to worry about paper size unless it�s to choose a size of poster or on a smaller scale a size of booklet or flyer.Starting with the most commonly used size A4 (210mm x 297mm) you just double the shortest edge to take you to the next size which is A3 (420mm x 297mm) or half the longest edge to take you down to A5 (210mm x 148mm). So from A5 we go down to A6 (105mm x 148mm) and then A7 (105mm x 74mm). From A3 we go to A2 (420mm x 584mm) and then A1 (584mm x 820mm) and finally to A0 (820mm x 1168mm). There are of course other larger sizes but these are less common in everyday print and you probably wont need them, however there are commonly used smaller and different sizes such as DL (210mm x 99mm) and business card (55mm x 85mm).
Short Run printing.
For short runs normally up to 500 copies we supply digitally printed copies which gives us great flexibility for customers requirements so that you only need to buy the quantity you need.
For everything over 500 copies lithography is the world standard for high volume printing and the more you buy the cheaper the unit price becomes. We use this method for large runs of printed material.
Never before have large format posters been (financially) within reach of the smaller business but with our amazingly low prices A0 or smaller posters are real tools to be utilised by businesses of any size.
Our roller banners are some of the most cost effective around and with one of our fantastic designs, you will be ready for any marketing opportunity that comes your way.
Vinyl banners (inside or outside).
If its an economical, large format sign that your company needs, then a vinyl banner can be an amazing addition to your advertising arsenal. We can supply some of the cheapest bespoke designed banners in the south of England and in vinyl weights from 440gsm through 350gsm mesh, to 700gsm double sided banners.
Foam board 3 or 5mm.
For a more permanent looking sign foam board fits the bill for many uses.
It is very light and can be stuck to walls using double sided tape, or framed to appear more pleasing and substantial.
Aluminium Di-bond signage.
Di-bond is two sheets of aluminium with a polyvinyl core, which makes for a very high-quality sign which will withstand the forces of nature for a long time and still look as good as new.
The signs are supplied with screw holes for fitting.