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Die Cut Business Cards

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Die Cut Business Cards - Overview

Die-cut business cards are printed in full color on both sides of a silk matte laminated paper stock, available in 18 pt and 32 pt thicknesses.

We can die-cut any custom shape you can imagine and even offer laser die-cutting for the more complex designs.

If you need help with a design or setting up your file correctly, our designers are happy to help create your die-files at no cost.

About the Paper Stock

What is silk matte laminated paper?

A silk matte laminated paper is a type of paper coated with a matte film that makes it durable yet smooth to the touch. The material is neither 100% shiny nor 100% matte. Even with a silky suede-like texture, you should be able to write on its surface with a permanent marker or a standard ballpoint pen.

This durable and subtly textured finish is achieved through a process called silk lamination. While it’s pretty similar to traditional lamination, it produces classier and more durable paper products.

Silk lamination creates a unique coating that protects the paper from creases, scratches, rips, stains, sun damage, and smudges. It even provides a rather high level of water resistance. That means you can wipe down a card with a damp cloth without ruining its print or the paper itself. Even when a potential client uses your card as a coaster, your contact details should remain undamaged.

Artwork Guidelines

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  • Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8″ bleed on each side
  • Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork inside the trim
  • Colors: supply your files in CMYK color mode (not Pantone)
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Fonts: fonts must be converted to curves/outlines
  • Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
  • File Types: PDF, EPS, TIFF or JPEG

Special Finish Guidelines

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If your project includes foil stampingspot UV, embossing, or die cutting you will need to provide a mask file (per finish) alongside your design files.

  1. Create a black and white pdf file where all black areas have a color value of K = 100%  (C=0 M=0 Y=0 K=100)
  2. Black areas represent where you want the finish to be located and white means no finish will be applied.
  3. If your project contains more than one finish, you must provide separate mask files for each finish.
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Customer Reviews

  1. Anonymous

    I almost ordered standard size cards but I'm glad I didn't, the mini formatted size is super groovy!

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  2. Anonymous

    The color looks amazing on the white plastic!

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  3. Anonymous

    I was afraid to spend so much on my cards but dangit, I'm sure glad I did cause these are so thick and so black its unexplainable!

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  4. Anonymous

    Just got my cards – the paper is incredible. Ordering more stuff now 🙂

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  5. Anonymous

    My cards are so thick and shiny – yes!!

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  6. Anonymous

    This paper is incredible. I am super pleased with my cards. Thanks Print Peppermint!

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  7. Anonymous

    This pink paper is amazing!!!

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  8. Anonymous

    I love my circle business cards – thanks guys!

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  9. Anonymous

    I ordered round corner cards previously from another printer and the corners looked terrible and inconsistent. The fact that you guys truly die-cut all your round corner cards makes all the difference in the world!

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  10. Anonymous

    My cards are so beautiful and shiny!!

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Included Features

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Full Color, Both Sides

Our die cut cards are printed in full color, on both sides.

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Offset Litho Quality

Everything is offset printed at 500 lines per inch.

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Thick Premium Paper

Everything printed on the highest quality paper.

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Super Eco-Friendly

We print with chemical-free inks on partially recycled paper.

How do I setup my files?

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Let us do it for you

Simply send us your files and let us create the die cut mask file for you.

Or, fill out a brief form and we will create a complete design from scratch.

Design service is completely FREE

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Do it yourself

Create Two files. One for the artwork, one for the Special Finishes.

The art file is a CMYK color file in PDF, PNG, or JPG format.

The mask file will define where the card is cut. B&W PDF file only.

Die Cut Types: Basic and Complex

Which one is right for you?

This is a "basic" die cut shape with no internal cuts and no intricate fine details around the edge.

This is a "complex" die cut with internal laser cutouts from the top paper layer of a 2-ply business card.

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