All business cards for the Promo deal will print on a US Standard Sized paper card-stock with white edges, regardless of the design template chosen. Our 32pt. Uncoated card-stock has a black seam in the center of the white edges.
Cards printed on our 14/16/18/32pt. Matte/Uncoated Cardstock with a solid/heavy ink coverage on both sides may show chipped edges. Choosing a Gloss Laminated, Soft Touch, or Silk Laminated Business Card reduces the chipping issue. However, the silky & velvety feel of Silk Lamination & Soft Touch Lamination, respectively, are greatly diminished if there is a large surface area covered with ink.
All business cards will print with straight corners, even if the design chosen has round corners, unless a 1/4? or 1/8? Round Corner option is selected.
Metallic colors will print in the closest CMYK color. For example, Silver will print closer to grey & Gold will print closer to yellow. For true Gold & Silver colors, consider our Foil or Metallic Ink options by submitting a Custom Quote Form
Warning About Prints with Solid Ink Coverage When our standard business cards are printed with heavy ink coverage, especially dark colors that extend to the bleed line, they tend to show chipped edges from the trimmer blade.
Choosing one of our Laminated Business Cards helps to minimize the chipping issue; however, the silky & velvety feel of Silk & Soft Touch Lamination, respectively, are greatly diminished if there is a large surface area covered with ink.
If your business card design has a large surface area covered with heavy ink coverage (especially dark colors), and you do not want to upgrade to one of our Laminated Business Cards, we strongly recommend choosing a glossy paper finish on both sides of your business card.
Warning About Designs With Borders
INKGILITY has a 16th of an inch cutting tolerance, as do most commercial printers. This means that the print may shift about 16th of an inch to the left, right, top or bottom; therefore, if you choose or submit a design that has borders, the output may come out uneven.
Some of our design templates have designs with borders because of the aesthetic appeal; however, if you are not willing to take the risk of the borders coming out uneven, please do not choose or submit a design with borders. We will not reprint, or offer a refund for prints that come out with borders unevenly cut.
The advantage of commercial gang-run offset printing is the shared savings; the downside is that the color is adjusted for the entire run to get the best overall color for shared jobs. This means that the color of gang-run printed items will vary through the run and will not match exactly on re-prints. Our PMS Inks printing is better suited to color critical work.
Moreover, the color settings of your screen (RGB) and that of the printing press (CMYK) are different, so variations of the on-screen and printed piece will differ slightly.