Sumo Nouveau belongs to the same paper family as Nouveau and Heavy Nouveau because it is created using Heavy Nouveau cards. Therefore, it has the same luxuriousness and bright white as that paper stock. This paper also maintains the ability to carry any type of style or design with ease, because like it’s other family members, it is a blank slate. To read more in depth about the qualities of this paper family, please refer to our article Nouveau and Heavy Nouveau: The Blank Slate.
It is also possible to visibly see the smoothness of this paper, more so than it’s family members. Sumo Nouveau requires 5-7 business days for production, not including finishing options or shipping.
However, the characteristic that sets Sumo Nouveau paper apart from the rest of it’s family, is it’s thickness. At 32 pt, Sumo Nouveau is thicker than a credit card. This means the paper is stiff and dense, making it impossible to bend your business card. As such, the edge of this thick business card is apparent, both visibly and tactilely.
Due to it’s thickness, the paper’s ability to do finishing options gets affected. For example, foiling. Since foiling is stamped on, this finishing option is possible on both sides of the card. However, due to the stamping process, the weight of the pressure from the machine leaves a slight indentation into the foil design. The final result is similar to that of letterpress. In our experience, the wider the foiling design, the more obvious the indentation will be to the naked eye. We, at MorningPrint, have noticed that thin, black foiling can look quite artistic against Sumo Nouveau. Meanwhile, Glossy Gold, Glossy Silver and Bronze can emphasize the natural upscale and luxurious quality of the paper.
While we offer embossing as a possible finishing option, only debossing is available on this particular paper stock. Embossing is created when the machine uses pressure to imprint, leading to a deep indentation on one side of the card and a raised effect on the other. However, the thickness of the paper is too dense for the raised embossing to show on the other side, Therefore, this paper can only allow a deep indentation, with no result affecting the back of the card.
Despite Sumo Nouveau’s thickness, custom sizing and cutting is still possible. We offer our normal options of Standard, Australian, European and Slim for the size of the business card. In addition, Sumo Nouveau is able to do custom sizes, such as a 2×2 square.
On a related note, laser cutting is also available on this thick business card. Laser cutting is when we use a laser to cut any specific design into your card. It is highly customizable, and able to lead great results with this thick paper stock. Round corners and hole punching are possible as well.
Sumo Nouveau’s thickness coupled with it’s natural elegance and luxuriousness sets it apart from other business cards.