Painted Edge Business Cards
- 32 pt Double Thick Paper
- Silk Matte Laminated
- 15+ Edge Colors or Custom PMS
Painted Edge Business Cards
Out of the 10 billion+ business cards printed per year, 88% end up being hooped into garbage in less than a week. Out of these, potential clients hold on to a color card 10 times longer than a standard white card.
Do you want your card to end up in that 88%, or do you want your potential clients to hold on to your card even longer than 10 times?
Why Hire Us?
Like everything else, the design of a stationary item is grounded in an idea. Fortunately, we know the tricks behind breathing life into an idea that turns heads. That’s what we call a ‘great design.’ 38% of people are drawn to brands that provide visually appealing marketing content. With only a small rectangular paper at your disposal to represent the entirety of your brand, there isn’t much space to go by. However, since our job is to turn your idea into a great one, we offer you colored-edge business cards which make a much bigger impact while respecting the laws of minimalism.
Painted Edges – The Halos around Your Cards
Hand out a business card with a painted edge and you’ll definitely turn glances twice—or even thrice—your card’s way. Imagine walking into an office and finding a stack of business cards forming a colored edge. THAT sort of wow you will feel is exactly the sort of reaction your potential clients will experience after being handed your colored-edge business card.
If your brand’s card is the body, its edges form its halo. And if halos come in colors, so should your card!
39% of people choose not to do business with someone if they feel that their business’s card is ‘cheap looking.’ You can expect thin, ‘plastic-y’, and easily crushable business cards to come under the cheap category of business cards. That is why we print cards on colored-edge, 32pt, and double thick, silk matte laminated paper stock. This paper stock is ideal because it is thin enough to write on with a pen/pencil yet at the same time, thick enough to be twice the weight of a regular card.
For the color of your cards’ edges, you can select from an aesthetic range of more than 15 edge colors. They are: black, brown, metallic gold, metallic pink, metallic purple, pink, red, yellow, blue, metallic blue, metallic green, metallic orange, white, turquoise, orange and white. These colors are standard, but you can also choose from neon inks. If that does not suit your brand’s identity, we can help you find the right color from our custom PMS colors.
Furthermore, since the front and back of your card will be 4-color process printed, with the edges spot-colored PMS and hand-painted, the exact matching of colors between the front/back and edges isn’t ensured. However, you can use contrasting colors for your card and its edges. It’s all the more catchy.
You can also pick edge colors based on your brand’s logo color, the background color of your card, and/or typography color.
Additional Ad-ons and Services
Research shows almost 72% of people judge a company by the quality of their business card. Just because a card comes in a colored edge doesn’t mean the audience is going to pay more attention to the quality. There has to be more to it. That is why we are offering the following extra features for your painted edge business card:
- Foil Stamping
- Die Cutting
- Colored Edges
- Spot UV
- Raised Spot UV
- Round Corners
- Foil Edge Gilding
- Pantone Inks
- Scoring / Folding
We also offer discounts on specific numbers of card sets. So, if you are ordering card stacks in bulk for your whole team and/or company, these discounts will save your day. We offer one set of cards for a price of $145.00.
A Business Card that Makes the Right Impression
It is almost common knowledge these days that more and more energy and resources are being constantly invested in visual marketing. Card embossing, colored foils, die cuts…you name it. So, if visuals matter so much today, with people having stronger design opinions, are you sure you’ made the right choice designing that tiny rectangle that is such a powerful brand representative? If not, a painted edge business card might just be the final nail in the coffin.
Do you think your business card will end up being one of those 88% that turns to garbage, or will it make it to the stack that people tend to hold on to 10 times stronger than another ‘ordinary’ looking cards? Does your business card capture the attention of the 72% who use the quality of your card as metric gauge for the professionalism of your entire brand?
Not sure about any of these? Stop by at our company and give painted edge business cards a shot.
Why Hire Us
With an available turnaround of 2-4 working days, we guarantee 100% customer satisfaction. Experience the full force of design by working with our meticulously-verified artwork proofs. We offer free ground shipping on orders over $50. If the stats and figures don’t convince you enough, head over to our site and check out the numerous positive reviews from past customers. Last but not the least, if you are a newbie in the business card design sphere or are starting/renewing a business, our award-winning team of expert designers is there to help you.
Design a Long-Lasting Business Card
Ensure your card will be memorable and catchy by having its edges color-printed. Even if it sits under a pile of paperwork on a desk, your clients will easily find it thanks to a bright, funky colored edge that stares at them even from a distance. Even if it’s stashed in a wall of wallets, it will still be visible owing to its colored edge. Make the color of your brand’s logo—a highly important element on your card—pop up with a complementary or contrasting edge color!
Typically, ship time from our hub in Texas to an address in the USA takes 1-3 days.
In the best-case scenario, you will receive your prints in 3 days, worst-case, 7 days.
Most people come to us for our special finishing features and the ability to combine them with premium and custom paper stocks.
All custom orders have a turnaround time of 10-12 business days.
If you live in New York, transit time from our hub in Texas will likely be 3 days with ground service, so you would receive your prints 15 days from the time you have paid your invoice and approved your proof.
Need Help Choosing paper for your Painted Edge Business Cards?
- 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 RGB)
- 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
- 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)
- Black areas represent where you want the finish to be located and white means no finish will be applied.
- If your project contains more than one finish, you must provide separate mask files for each finish.
Need help Getting Started?
Is this your first time buying with us? Or even your first time to print a business card? These articles will help get you off to a great start!