- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Small size cards printed on 20 point (20pt) soft touch laminated card stock pack an intense velvet like feel that entices the senses. Small cards are trimmed to mini, skinny and square sizes to create unique business cards, hang tags and trading cards that are premium in every sense.
Soft touch lamination is favorite finish for high end book covers and luxury packaging and is a great way to make your small sized cards send a message of substance, luxury and tactile finesse that your name represents!
Custom Size Cards are available: please select the next largest size listed online that will fit your trim size. Supply your files at the final trim size and indicate that trim size in your order notes.
Proofs Do Not Include Lamination
Because of the additional step required, printed proofs do not include lamination.
Does Lamination Dull The Colors?
Like any lamination, soft touch lamination will dull or mute the colors when applied.
Does Lamination Help Protect The Cards?
Soft touch will be more durable and protect the ink from rubbing off especially with heavy coverage.
Can I Use Small Fonts On Soft Touch Cards?
The minimum recommended text size is 6pt. With any small text, if grey use a black ink only version; if black, use 100% K.
Can I Use Thin Lines On Soft Touch Cards?
Anything thinner than a hairline stroke (0.25") - even at 100% K may look choppy when printed due to Indigo print resolution.
Is Indigo Resolution Different From Offset?
There is a screen to the Indigo print which customers should be aware of if they're comparing to traditional offset printing.
Should You Use Rich Black On Indigo Cards?
Don't use rich black on Indigo printing. 100% K will be just fine.
What Is The Difference Between Soft Touch and Silk Lamination Cards?
Soft Touch Lamination is different than our Silk Lamination, it feels very similar to a peach. If you are unsure, ask us for some free samples.
Can I Write On Soft Touch Cards?
Coated cards aren't ideal for writing on. If this is a big deal, check out our uncoated card stock options.
Can Greys Can Shift?
CMYK Process colors in the grey range and de-saturated images can shift in color throughout the print run and may cause the greys to appear either cooler or warmer. For a neutral grey, we recommend converting all grey values and de-saturated images to true greyscale consisting of K (black) only values.
Is there color variation on solid blue?
Depending on the color value, you may experience color variation in solid fills of blue colour. 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: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colors: supply your files in CMYK color (Pantone/RGB colors will be converted or rejected)
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.
|Trim Size||File Size||Template|
|Square Card||1.75" x 1.75"||2" x 2"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Square Card||2" x 2"||2.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||2.5" x 2.5"||2.75" x 2.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Name Card||3.5" x 1.5"||3.75" x 1.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Name Card||3.5" x 1.75"||3.75" x 2"||DOWNLOAD|
|Business Card||3.5" x 2"||3.75" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Hang Tag||4" x 2"||4.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Trading Card||4" x 2.75"||4.25" x 3"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||3" x 3"||3.25" x 3.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Trading Card||4" x 3"||4.25" x 3.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Promo Card||4" x 3.5"||4.25" x 3.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Hang Tag||5" x 2"||5.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||4" x 4"||4.25" x 4.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Hang Tag||6" x 2"||6.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Bookmark||7" x 2"||7.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Bookmark||8" x 2"||8.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Club Flier||5" x 3.5"||5.25" x 3.75"||UNAVAILABLE|
Digital-offset printing using Indigo liquid ink technology
18pt coated two sides cover with 1mil soft touch lamination both sides, 30% post-consumer waste (132lb)
Full Color Both Sides (4/4) or Full Color One Side (4/0), using HP ElectroInk