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One of the best upgrades to make your items feel high end is raised metallic foil. It automatically comes with a special suede lamination that gives a unique and memorable feel, and is surprisingly affordable compared to traditional foil and embossing techniques. And the best part? The minimum order is only 100 pieces!

Luxurious Invitation with Raised Gold Foil for Texas Mutual Company Party
We printed these 5×7 Invitations for Texas Mutual.

Raised metallic foil also comes in silver and holographic, and is available for business cards, 4×6 postcards, 5×7 postcards, and 5×7 folding cards.

Business Card for Realtor with Raised Gold Foil

Lewis Residential is loving their new business cards with raised gold foil!

Contact us today to order some gilded greeting cards or business cards of your own!

There are so many options for customizing your business cards that there’s just no excuse for handing over something bland and generic. Here’s some tips to make sure your design looks awesome:

These super cool cards feature both embossing and spot UV treatment.
  1. Be consistent with your branding; your business cards, stationery, brochures, and website should all use the same 2-3 fonts and colors.
  2. Don’t use COMIC SANS or PAPYRUS 😀
  3. Try unexpected type direction or card orientation, or maybe even a custom shape
  4. The things that should sing the loudest are your company name, then your name, then all your contact information
  5. Don’t clutter up your card with excessive information or qualifications. Your card should answer the questions 1) Who Are You? 2) What do you do? 3) How can I reach you? Conversation and a brief perusal of your flyer or website can do the rest.
  6. Take advantage of the many customization options offered at Global:
  • Rounded Corners
  • Extra thickkk stock
  • Plastic or Metal cards
  • Embossing/Debossing
  • Custom Shapes
  • Spot UV coating (makes only certain areas shiny)
  • Raised Spot UV coating
  • Metallic Foil (any color)
  • Raised Metallic Foil (Gold, Silver, Copper, or Holographic)
  • Special Cutouts
  • Painted Edges
  • and most importantly custom design!

Behold! She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’ll print your jobs at an alarming pace! Have a nice Easter weekend everyone!

Global Printing Solutions in Austin Texas

(Our Art Director Stephanie wearing one of our retired tablecloths and a hot job hat).

We designed and printed these business cards for Engineer turned Fine Artist Tom Bentley, and they turned out great! Many artists prefer to let the work speak for itself, so a design featuring one of your pieces on one side and no frills contact info on the other is a great way to go. Tom also opted for suede lamination, which makes an otherwise simple card very memorable and luxurious. We love supporting local artists, so if you’re interested in business cards, prints, or custom swag to promote your work, drop us a line!

Custom Design Suede Business Card Printing for Artists

We created these minimalist square business cards for Mary Grace Photography, and we just love how they turned out. The silver foil really pops on a black background with super smooth suede lamination, making for a stellar first impression! How will you set your brand apart? Drop us a line to discuss with a member of our design team!

Minimalist Foil Business Cards for Photographer

Check out these awesome business cards we made for Chris at Opifex!  This gorgeous design by Amy is perfect for a company that trains astronauts.  If you have ideas about a design with holographic foil, give us a shout!  We can put it on Greeting Cards and Postcards as well!

Creative Holographic Foil Business Cards

Because a still image doesn’t really do it justice…

When it comes to business cards, lawyers and dentists can get away with something classic and simple; but for designers you have to break out all the stops!  Check out these inspiring business card designs and tell us your ideas for even cooler contact cards!  With the array of special features we offer, the customization possibilities are endless!  Some of the options available include Spot UV Treatment, Embossing/Debossing, Die Cut Shapes, Glitter, Metallic Foil, Holographic Foil, Colored Foil, Textured Stock, Painted Edges, 3D layers, Extra Thickkk, Pearlescent Paper, Scoring and Folding, Raised Spot UV, Metal, and more!  Contact us for pricing and turnaround times.

Custom Business Card Printer in Austin Texas

Custom Printed Designer Business Card

Custom Business Card Printing

Custom Business Card Design Interior Designer

Custom Business Card Printing for Graphic Designer

 

 

 

Has your printer ever asked you if your file has bleeds, and sent you into a blind panic?  Put the bandages away, we’re here to explain!

 

What are bleeds? penny dreadful gif

How To Add Bleeds to you Print File

If you would like color to go all the way to the edge of your finished piece, you will need to include a .125″ bleed on all four sides.  This will add a total of .25″ to the height and width of your file size, so a file for a 5″x 7″ Invitation with full bleed would need to be 5.25″ x 7.25″.  All text and important visual elements should remain at least .25″ away from the cut line.  The graphic above shows proper file setup for a standard 3.5″x 2″ business card with bleeds.

 

Need help exporting your files with bleeds?  Here’s a few handy reference links:

Branding Business Card Logo Stationery Austin Texas Print Shop

We love the updated branding on Bernard Watch’s new business cards and envelopes!  For the business cards they went with a sleek suede laminate finish that really shows off their understated color palette.  You have to feel it in person to get the full effect, but it adds a subtle touch of luxury.  If you think your business cards might benefit from some silky suede lamination, come by the shop and we’ll show you some samples!