Silk Laminated Business Cards
- Luxurious Matte Lamination
- Water-resistant & Durable
- Perfectly Clean Edge Trimming
Add Endless Finishes to your Silk Business Cards
Standard Silk Cards
Silk Cards + Spot UV
Silk + Die-Cutting
Our silk shaped business cards are printed on 18pt silk matte laminated stock. Choose from 50 premade die-cut shapes including: dog bone, film camera, water drop, leaf, open book, house, octagon, hang tag, and more.
Silk + Embossing
Creative visual and textural dimension by adding embossing or desbossing to your silk business cards. Please note that an emboss on our 18 pt stock will show through on the backside as an inverted impression (or deboss).
Spot UV or “spot gloss” business cards give a unique and creative visual and textural contrast. Available on 16 pt matte and 18, 32, 48 pt silk. Combine with foil, embossing, die cutting.
About Silk Laminated Business Cards
Graphic designers and customers alike choose silk business cards for a variety of reasons. We believe the most beneficial qualities of the silk business card production method are as follows:
Silk… a tactile experience
When a prospect holds a silk card in their hands, as soon as they run their fingers across the stock they instantly know there is something different about this card. The silky-smooth, cool-to-the-touch surface gives an instant impression of luxury and high-end appeal.
Distinctive Silk Matte Color
Many photographers specifically request silk lamination for the desired effect it has on their photos and the colors of their design. It’s muting or softening effect can be compared to applying a very very subtle Instagram filter.
Silk adds Thickness & Durability
Our standard 16 pt cover stock is quite substantial but after the silk laminate is applied the thickness increases to 18 pt. Where are standard cards will begin to crease when folded, due to the thick paper stock, with silk the cards will now be very bendable, flexible and to some degree will snap back to form.
Silk gives Perfect Edges
Cards printed with heavy or solid ink coverage, especially dark colors like black and blue, on our standard 16pt matte finish may show flecks chipping off of the edge of the cards after trimming. Choosing silk is the best way to avoid chipped edges entirely. The fibers of the card stock are sandwiched between the two layers of the laminate, and when trimmed, the laminate will preserve the integrity of the stock preventing any fraying at the edges.
Stunning Contrast with Spot UV
One of the most popular production combinations (especially with our graphic design customers) is to use silk lamination in conjunction with spot UV. Although using spot UV on our standard 16pt matte stock creates a beautiful visual and tactile contrast, adding the silk layer makes that contrast even more dramatic as your prospect runs their finger over the smooth matte and shiny gloss areas of your card.
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 Silk Laminated 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!