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A business card is still considered one of the most effective ways to build and sustain new working relationships. Even in today’s age of digital marketing, social media and virtual connections, there’s still no substitute for a well printed and designed card. Make a lasting impression with our extensive library of paper stocks which include: uncoated, coated, silk, cotton and linen paper options. Feel free to contact one of our production specialists to discuss your project.

  • Extensive Library of Stocks and Substrates
  • In-house Graphic Design Services Available
  • Soft Touch and Spot Varnish Coating Options
  • Foil Stamping, Embossing and Letterpress Printing

Feel free to contact us directly at 212.619.5446 or inquiries@fineprintnyc.com

 

Available Card Stocks

Paper weight and thickness are by far some of the biggest concerns our clients have. Some people are trying to avoid printing a flimsy card while others are more concerned with the card stock being too bulky. With the many paper options available, our standard cardstocks begin at 80# (pound) weight to ensure durability and increase from there: 100# (pound), 120# (pound) and 165# (pound).

Heavier weight cards are produced by layering/gluing two separate paper stocks together, more commonly know as the Duplex or Mounting process which can yield a weight of 240# (pound) to 260# (pound) cards.

Available Paper Finishes

Going with the right finish can be just as important as selecting the right paper stock and weight. We offer a variety of finishes to suit all tastes/applications and can help you choose the perfect coating for your cards.

  • Matte Varnish: Non-reflective coating flattens images and softens colors while making text more readable.
  • Gloss Varnish: Brightens and saturates color and increases contrast with a reflective sheen.
  • Soft Touch Aqueous: Also known as “velvet touch”, the coating is applied with a roller, which leaves behind a plush, velvety texture.
  • Gloss UV: Coating is exposed to ultraviolet light which hardens the coating and provides the highest gloss available for printing.

Spot/Strikethrough Applications are Available for All Finishes.

 

Foil Stamping

 

Our foil stamping process adds a premium metallic sheen to your cards. It’s an eye-catching way to highlight a name, icon or logo that transforms even the simplest card design into a thing of value. While Pantone color matching is not available for this service, we do offer a variety of colors which can hopefully suit your preference, style or corporate brand. → Continue to Foil Business Cards

GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
COPPER
RED
BLACK
WHITE
TEAL
COBALT
 

Embossing

Embossed cards feature a design raised above the surface of the stock, lending a subtle yet distinctive appeal to both the card and design. When used with other printing methods such as ink, foil, spot varnish etc it is often referred to as a “register emboss”. → Continue to Embossed Business Cards

 

Debossing

Debossed cards feature a design pressed into the paper stock, creating a unique texture or relief which is distinct, yet still quite notable when you pass your fingers over it. A registered deboss can punch other inks specialties into the card as well. → Continue to Embossed Business Cards

 

Blind Emboss

Blind embossed cards use only the card stock and a raised surface to define form and design. The absence of ink or any other media highlights the paper’s texture and weight, with a 3D aesthetic that invites the touch. → Continue to Embossed Business Cards

 

Blind Deboss

Blind debossed cards use only the card stock and a design pressed into the surface to define form and design. It’s an ideal finishing method for logos, crests, monograms and just about any iconic design you can throw at it. → Continue to Embossed Business Cards

For maximum effect and texture, we recommend using a thicker stock (100# and up)

 

Letterpress

Letterpress cards deliver classic charm with one of printing’s most time-honored specialties. In the old days, metal blocks of typography were assembled together and used to apply ink and pressure to the card stock, creating a slight, yet notably tactile impression around the surface of the printed design.

Today’s digital technology allows us to utilize the same technique with modern tools, adding a touch of old world appeal and subtle authenticity to any name, monogram or brand. It’s a technique that will leave an indelible mark on any project, whether it’s cards, posters or book covers. It’s also one of the more cost-effective options, compared to foil stamping or embossing. → Continue to Letterpress Business Cards

 

Thermography

Also known as raised ink printing, this process utilizes a powdered resin dissolved into ink which is heat sensitive, making it expand slightly after being applied to the card and heated. This yields a design that is raised, glossy and richly textured, while maintaining the precision you’d expect from any printing ink, suitable for even the most challenging and intricate designs.

The end result is a surprisingly resilient treatment with a classic, tactile appeal. Far less costly than engraving or embossing, yet no less distinctive and durable, thermography cards make are a popular choice for business stationery, postcards and formal invitations. → Continue to Thermography Business Cards

Feel free to contact us directly at 212.619.5446 or inquiries@fineprintnyc.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum quantity I can order?
Our minimum order is 500 cards per unique design.
Do you have a minimum order for multiple lots/names?
Yes, if you're producing 10 or more unique lots at once, the minimum order is 250 cards per person.
What are the most common sizes?
The three most requested sizes are 3.5" x 2", 3.35” x 2.17” and 2.25” x 2.25”.
Can I color match to a specific Pantone color?
Yes, we can match specific PMS colors for your brand/logo.
Can I see a digital proof before final production?
Yes, our pre-press department will provide two rounds of digital proofs for approval prior to final print production.
Please note, any additional digital proofs will be billed accordingly.
Can you produce a press sample before printing?
Yes, a press sample can be produced prior to final production. However, we will have to charge accordingly for set up/press time. A 50% credit for the press sample will be applied to the final invoice, if the project is officially approved for production.
What is the standard turnaround time?
Once final proofs are approved, standard production time is 5-7 business days.
Please note, production time may change depending on our current press schedule and how many specialty options have been selected.
Do you offer specialty printing options?
Yes, we offer letterpress, embossing, foil stamping and thermography specialty options.
Do you offer a variety of paper stocks/materials?
Yes, we offer are a variety of paper stocks/materials. Options include gloss, matte, coated, uncoated, silk, linen and texture papers/materials.
Can you ship paper/printed samples for my review?
Unfortunately, we can not send out paper/printed samples without a job ticket being generated into our system.
Can I supply my own paper for you to print on?
No. We cannot run any paper through our press that has not been sent directly from our paper-house. If there is a particular paper stock you are looking for, we can place a custom order for your cards.
Do you offer round corners or custom die cut options?
Yes. Our minimum order is 500 cards per unique design.
Do you offer edge printing or edge foil stamping?
No. Edge gilding or printing is not a service that we offer.
Do you offer metal or steel cards?
No. This is not a product that we offer.
Do you offer laser cut cards?
No. This is not a product that we offer.
How can I make a payment?
We accept all major credit cards and company checks. Please note, a job ticket must be created and payment is required before we can start proofing/final production.
Can I schedule an appointment to review sample/paper stocks?
Yes, We can schedule an appointment for you in our Jersey City showroom/production facility. There you can review various printed samples, paper stocks, and consult with a production specialist.
My order is a rush, is a 24-48 hour turnaround possible?
Please contact us as soon as possible, so we can check with our production department. Please note, rush turnaround will be billed accordingly.
Unfortunately, we do not schedule production appointments in our Manhattan corporate offices.

Fine Print, Inc.

315 Madison Avenue, NYC 10017

Open Monday - Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm

*No Walk-In Appointments*

Showroom/Production Facility

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Open Tuesday - Friday

*No Walk-In Appointments*

Feel free to contact us directly at 212.619.5446 or inquiries@fineprintnyc.com