Silver and Gold Business Cards

1. What is Gold Plastic and Silver Plastic?
Gold Plastic is a solid metallic gold plastic in a business card size of 3.39×2.12 inches. The Gold Plastic has a strong coloring similar to a shade known as old gold. Silver Plastic is a solid metallic silver plastic in a business card size of 3.30×2.12 inches. Silver Plastic has more of a silver gray color. Both Silver and Gold plastic automatically have round corners.

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2. What type of plastic is the Gold and Silver Plastic?
Both the Gold and Silver Plastics are made of an environmentally friendly material, known as PET. The PET material makes them ultra thin, waterproof, bendable and difficult to break. However, since they are made of PET plastic, these cards are prone to scratching. Scratches on Silver Plastic tend to be more visible than the scratches on Gold Plastic so they will need extra care.
Cleaning these business cards is easy. Simply use a soft fabric to remove any extra fingerprints which show up.

Gold and Plastic Dance Promo

3. How reflective are the Silver and Gold Plastic?
Both plastics look metallic. However, the Silver Plastic is the most reflective. It has enough shine to be used as a mirror. The Gold Plastic has a soft glow/shine. It is no where near as brilliant as the Silver Plastic.

Gold and Plastic Silver Promo

4. What type of design styles work well on Gold and Silver?
In general, simple and large designs work best on both the Gold and Silver plastic. Their natural coloring is so bold that simpler designs complement the color without overwhelming the cards.

Gold and Plastic Family Promo
The type of styles which go best with the Gold Plastic are geometric, or text based designs, where the color is the central focus. Simplistic and angular designs allow the boldness of the card to stand out without creating an overwhelming effect. A complex design looks best when it is not filled in.

Gold and Plastic Silver Family Promo
The styles which go best with Silver Plastic are modern, edgy, tech-y, and high end. A design concept we usually see with the Silver Plastic is to print a background color, and have the text shine through in the original Silver.

5. What colors look best on them?
Both plastics have strong coloring, and the final printing of colors will be altered. Black is the best color to use on both the Gold and Silver Plastics.

Gold and Plastic Complex Design Promo
It would do well to keep in mind that bright greens and reds print well on the Gold Plastic.

Gold and Plastic Orange Silver Promo
Silver is able to print colors better than Gold. Blue tends to create an edgier and more modern look on the Silver Plastic. Orange and red also print well, but they do not come up often in designs.

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New Product: Foil Edge Business Cards

With great pleasure we wish to announce our newest products, Foil Edge Business Cards. Available in colors Gold and Silver, Foil Edge Business Cards are by far, the most requested new product of this year. Two of the most important production details for this brand new product are the following:
1. Production of Foil Edge business cards is only 3-4 business days, not including delivery.
2. Most post processing options, such as embossing and foiling (on the front and back of the card) will not be possible on this product. However, punches and laser cutting will be possible

Foil Edge Gold and Silver

Foil Edge business cards are automatically processed using our Heavy Nouveau paper. Heavy Nouveau is a thicker business card with it’s natural paper texture and creamy white coloring. Now if you prefer a different type of paper to be used for your Foil Edge business cards, there are additional paper options of  Heavy Linen, Heavy Silky Matte and Heavy Star Dream. However, one must request these papers to be used in their order instead of Heavy Nouveau.

Since Heavy Nouveau is a little thicker, heavier and more rigid than a standard business card, it is able to reflect the Foil Edge better than other papers. The Foil Edge is even visible on an individual card. But, it is important to know that while the Foil Edge is visible on an individual card, it is not as apparent as when the cards are in a stack. The reason for this is not because of a lack of quality, it is because this is paper.

Foil Edge Individual Gold

Also, it should be known that Gold Foil Edge is more visible than the Silver Foil Edge. This is only because the Silver Foil Edge is close to the color of the paper, while Gold has a tendency to stand out a little more. This does not mean that Silver Edge Foil is nonexistent, it just means that depending on the light and the colors that is chosen to print on the cards, it can look as though the Silver Foil Edge blends with the paper a little more.

Videos of Foil Edge Business Cards:
Watch this video to see both Gold and Silver Foil Edge Business Cards in a stack
Watch this video to see Gold Foil Edge Business Cards
Watch this video to see Silver Foil Edge Business Cards

Foil Edge Individual Silver

What You Need to Know: Gold Plastic Family

Our second metallic plastic family are our Gold Plastics. Like our Silver Plastic Family, our Gold Plastics are made of PET material. PET material is an environmentally friendly plastic. As such, our Gold Plastic Family is ultra thin, flexible, waterproof and difficult to break. They all share some similar qualities, which I have listed out below:

1. All our Gold Plastic Family have some sort of reflection or shimmer characteristic.
2. Due to the strong gold coloring, it is important to note that the final printing will be altered
3. The Gold Plastic Family has round corners.
4. The best color to use on all our Gold Plastics is black, because this metallic plastic family has a rich coloring.

Gold Plastic

Gold Plastic is a solid metallic gold plastic and is highly reflective with a rich gold coloring. It is unable to print white ink, meaning that any aspect of your design which incorporates white will show the metallic gold of the plastic card. The designs which work well with this plastic card are large and simple. The type of styles which go best with the characteristics of this card are geometric and art deco. Such simplistic and angular designs allow the boldness of the card stand out without being overwhelmed. Although black is the best coloring for this type of plastic stock, it would do well to keep in mind that bright greens and reds print well against the gold coloring of this card.

Gold Plus Plastic-white

Gold Plus Plastic is the most customizable silver plastic we offer. This card is made up exactly like the Gold Plastic, the only difference being it has a white rectangle allowing it to print white ink. Due to the strong coloring of the Gold Plus Plastic, the white rectangle is not a bright, crisp white. It is actually an off-white with a pinkish undertone.

 

Although it automatically comes as a plastic card with a white rectangle and gold border, the white ink is highly customizable. The white ink can be isolated to certain areas of your design, revealing the gold plastic on the rest of your card. Unless one is skilled at Photoshop or Illustrator, we would recommend contracting a designer to create a custom white ink design for you for our Gold Plus Plastic cards.

Gold Pearl Plastic

Gold Pearl Plastic is smooth to the touch, but covered in glitter. A slightly brighter gold compared to the other gold plastics it still darkens the shade of any color printed on it. Due to the blend of the sparkle and gold coloring, black ink against the Gold Pearl Plastic is enough to stand out without looking busy. No white ink is possible on this plastic, meaning that the glittery gold will be revealed in place of any white aspect of your design.

Sheer Gold Pearl Plastic

Sheer Gold Pearl Plastic is a transparent card with a bright gold coloring and shimmer. The amount of its transparency alters greatly depending under which light you hold it under. Under some lighting it is as transparent as its counterpart in the silver plastic family. In other lighting situations this plastic stock looks almost solid due to the strong coloring and bold shimmer. It still shows objects directly in front of it with great clarity. We recommend avoiding thin, and light colored designs because they will not be visible against this color. This plastic does not print any white ink, any part of your design with white ink will reveal the gold color stock.
Click here to watch a video of the transparency of our Sheer Gold Pearl Plastic.