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Foil Business Cards

Create a Luxe Experience With Foil Business Card Printing

For a luxurious experience you will never forget, go with foil business card printing. Present these shiny foil print business cards to your VIP prospects, hand them out at top industry events, or give away to your valued clients for a customized experience of class and elegance.

Add foil accents on your business cards to highlight your company logo and name. These sparkly accents are guaranteed to get a second, third and endless looks from everyone.

Know Your Foil Basics

Business cards with foil printing undergo a process called hot foil stamping. Pressure and heat are used to apply metallic foil to paper. The result is a smooth and shiny finish that looks like real metal.

With our six foil colors available, you can explore more design options:

Gold, Silver, and Copper: These shades give off a sophisticated and traditional feel, making them perfect for high-end hotels, fine-dining restaurants, or for the corporate world.
Black, Blue, and Red: If you want something different, go with these colors. These metallic print business cards will brilliantly sparkle like there's no tomorrow.

Why Your Cardstock Choice Matters

14 pt. Cardstock Uncoated

  • Sturdy with an uncoated finish that makes it easy to write on.
  • It provides more texture and colors appear less saturated.

16 pt. Cardstock

  • Features a silk laminate finish that adds to the cardstock's thickness, adding it up to 18 pt.
  • Foil accents contrast the smooth, elegant surface.

Size Is the Limit

Aside from the standard 2"x 3.5" size, there are four more business card size options available. Get the largest size so you can put more information in it. Or go with the smaller ones for a unique shape that will set your business card apart from the rest.

Level Up With Coating

Add spot UV accents alongside your foil design for the ultimate in shine and attention-getting power. This coating makes your colors more vivid and add texture too.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is spot UV coating?
"Spot UV" is a varnish or coating that is applied to a specific area on your business card. This has a high gloss effect with a slightly raised texture. Your colors will be more brilliant with this coating on top.

How big should my "bleed" be?
You need to add 1/8" on all sides of your business card design. For example, if you are going with a 3.5" x 1.5" size, your artwork image size should be 3.75" x 1.75".

What does "turnaround time" mean?
"Turnaround time" is the number of days needed to print your order. This doesn't include shipping time, holidays, and weekends.

What is PDF proof?
This is a free service so that we can check your artwork file if it is up to our printing standards. This also allows you to make significant changes to your design and check for errors.

Foil Printing File Requirements

Keep in mind the following file requirements below as you create a design using our downloadable templates:

  1. The font size should be a minimum of 7 or 8 points. Avoid printing small text or fine lines in foil.
  2. Border and stroke must be more than 1.5 points.
  3. Images and artwork should be at least 300 DPI.
  4. All files should be in CMYK color mode.

How to Prepare Your Design for Foil Printing

  1. Create two files that differentiate the areas printed in regular ink from the elements with foil printing.
    1. The regular CMYK file shows which areas are printed in ink. The elements should show their actual colors and sizes on print.
    2. The foil printing file only shows the elements that will be printed in foil colors. The element(s) that will be printed in foil should have the same location as seen on the CMYK file. Apply 100% K on the foil area and place the rest of the file in white.

The images below show the difference between the two files:

How to Add Spot UV Elements to Your Artwork

You can also print an artwork with both foil and spot UV elements.

This requires a third file that shows the spot UV areas, which you can create through the following steps:

  1. Apply a 100% K to the areas with spot UV printing.
  2. Make sure the spot UV file has the exact same size as the CMYK and foil printing files.
  3. On the CMYK file, add a 1/16” gap between the spot UV and foil areas.

Foil Business Card Templates

Our layout templates will show you how to format your artwork. This ensures your business cards print correctly. Follow the steps below to prepare your product for foil printing:

  • Create two layers on your file.
  • The first layer shows the design in regular CMYK color
  • The second layer shows which areas will be printed in foil. Color all portions for foil printing in 100% K. All other sections that will be printed in regular CMYK should be colored white.

View Foil Business Cards Layout Templates

Need help with our layout templates?
Please refer to our guided layout instructions.

Be Foil Printing Design-Savvy

Upscale, futuristic, or tech-oriented. Explore many design possibilities with foil business card printing that can really make your company sparkle.

Here are some basic design tips to get you started:

  • Go for contrast. Make sure your foil design areas contrast well with your background. Pick a light-colored foil over a darker background and vise versa for the highest contrast.
  • 8 pt. type or more. Make sure your font size is 8 pt. or larger so it can be easily read.

Mind your bleed. Business cards are printed on a large sheet of paper and then cut individually. Make sure your design is protected from slight cutting variations. Don’t put any text or important design along the border.