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Natural kraft Desert Storm envelopes have a light sand color which is where their name originates. Your artwork is printed on the front and back flap in full color with optional spot white ink allowing for very unique and original envelope designs.
These 60lb envelopes have visible random fibers and flecks that add an organic appearance while the smooth, uncoated surface can be written on and stamped with ease.
Print your kraft desert storm envelopes in A6, A7, A9, No 10 business size and 6.5" square sizes today at Clubcard Printing.Full Coverage Not Recommended
Full coverage (aka floods of ink) on uncoated stocks are not recommended on this digitally printed card stock. We use a polymer based toner on this print method and the overall result of covering uncoated stocks in this toner will produce a low sheen instead of a matte appearance. Heavy coverage may also highlight the appearance of natural fibres on uncoated stocks. If your art / design includes heavy ink coverage and you want cards with a matte appearance we recommend one of our laminated stocks.
Avoid Ink Coverage on Fold to Prevent Cracking
Don't expect perfect coverage when ink extends over the fold line. Toner can crack along that edge, so if that is a concern we recommend avoiding any ink coverage over the fold line.
These Envelopes Can't Have a Bleed
Our digitally printed envelopes are no bleed, so must have a 1/4" white border around the edge. You can print on the flap however! If you need full bleed envelopes, please consider one of our offset printed options.
Printed Proof Available
Be sure to take advantage of viewing a hard-copy printed proof for this product. This gives you a chance to see how the colors and finishes turn out before running your entire project. You can request one in the calculator while placing an order.
Gradients Can Show Banding
Sometimes gradients aren't as smooth in print as they are on screen. Request a printed proof when placing your order so you can see first hand how it will turn out prior to production.
Use Black Ink Only Values for Blacks and Greys
Unlike offset, we recommend using a 100% K build for black, and black only values for greys. This ensures the crispest edges and a neutral grey.
Great Stock for Minimal Designs and Light Coverage
As with all digital printing, we use a dry polymer based toner, which sits on top of the stock instead of soaking into the stock like a traditional ink. So using full/heavy coverage will cause the stock to look slightly shinny and will give a similar appear to a coated stock. We recommend the uncoated stock for artwork that uses minimal ink coverage and allow the stock to show through.
Digital Toner Is Shiny Compared to Offset Ink
Compared to an uncoated stock that is printed using wet inks, the printed areas can appear a bit shiny or coated depending on the coverage. This is becuase the toner is fused to the surface of the stock and is not absorbed like ink. We recommend requesting a proof if customers are unsure about this appearance.
Your Blue Might not Really be Blue
For great blue results we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: No bleed, all art must be 1/4" away from trimline
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/4" inside the trim
Colors: supply your files in CMYK color (Pantone/RGB colors will be converted or rejected)
Spot White: Include a separate file/artboard with these elements colored with Pantone Black to denote the special finishing. Alternatively, if you would like to include these elements in the same file, place these elements on a separate layer and colored with a Pantone color (typically Pantone Black) that denotes the Spot White.
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.
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