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Print Plush Business Cards With Foil Stamping

Foil printing is a process where heat and pressure are applied to a metallic paper to bond it with business cards for added flair. Gold foil printing is a popular choice for entrepreneurs in need of a high-quality finish for their cards.

Create extravagant and unique business cards with foil business card printing. You can’t go wrong with any of our three foil color options: copper, gold, and silver. It puts attention to details you want to be emphasized.

You can choose from two types of cardstocks:

14 pt. cardstock

14 pt. Cardstock

  • A durable cardstock that is the go-to choice for most business cards
  • Uncoated on both sides, which allows for writability with a pen or pencil
  • Smooth, textured surface complements the shiny colors from the foil

16 pt. cardstock

16 pt. Cardstock

  • A little thicker and heavier than the 14 pt. cardstock
  • Silk laminate adds to its thickness and increases it to a thicker 18 pt.
  • Matte surface complements the foil’s extra shine.

You can leave your business cards uncoated. But we highly recommend our silk-laminated coating which leaves a smooth, luxurious feel. With five size options, there will be a card that’s right for you. Adding spot UV to your foil stamped or foil embossed business cards will give them a high-end feel.

Stock up on foil business cards for your next conference, trade show, meeting, and other business dealings.

Foil Printing File Preparation Guidelines

What should I keep in mind while creating the foil design?

Use these design guidelines to create an effective foil design:

  • The minimum font size requirement would be 7 or 8 points.
  • Avoid using small or thin fonts or lines for foil objects.
  • Borders and strokes must be more than 1.5 points.
  • The mask and CMYK design file should match one another. Make sure each layer’s respective elements align with the other version of the design.

How should I prepare my file for foil printing?

You need to submit a file with two layers. For foil printing orders: the standard CMYK layer and the foil mask layer.

The mask layer should show where the foil printing will be applied. Mark the foil area with 100% K or black and then render the non-foil parts in white.

For example, the images below show that the text in black will be foil, while the white background is the non-foil section.

A normal CMYK layer


A layer for your foil color


The final printed product

Spot UV File Preparation Guidelines

What are the best design practices for spot UV printing?

  • Limit the text’s font size to a minimum of 7 or 8 points.
  • Border and stroke should be above 1.5 points.
  • Place a 1/16” gap between spot UV and metallic or foil printing areas. The spot UV areas cannot overlap with the metallic or foil printing sections.

How should I prepare my file for spot UV printing?

Your regular color file should come with a spot UV template layer that shows where to apply the spot UV printing.

Apply 100% K to the section that will have spot UV.

Color all other areas without spot UV as white.

A normal CMYK layer


A layer for spot UV


The final printed product


Skye 2 years ago
Thank you for your question! If you wish to write on the cardstock, uncoated is the best choice. You may also opt to get our gloss or matte material though if writeability is not guaranteed. If you will be using a permanent marker, you might need to allow the ink to dry up first. Should you want to check the different materials we print your orders on, you can request a sample kit for free here:\
Vanne 4 years ago
Yes, we can definitely print your business cards horizontal. We will follow the orientation of your artwork so just make sure your file or artwork is set up horizontally as well.
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