If you want your contact information to stand out in a stack of thin, cardboard cards, then you really need to think about having a set of spot UV business cards made. These can be ordered from printing companies that offer offset printing services. What’s the advantage of going for offset over digital printing? Take a quick look:
- Offset printing delivers more professional-looking business cards and other printed promotional materials.
- Offset printing uses state-of-the-art printing presses that can print out dozens or even hundreds of copies in a short period of time. As such, it’s the better option for bulk orders.
- The print from offset printers last for a longer period of time as compared to digital prints.
- With offset printing, you can come up with more printing or lamination effects. With spot UV business cards, for instance, high gloss is applied on a specific part of the card which could be the company logo. It leaves the rest of the surface flat and matte. When you run your fingers through the embossed, high-gloss parts of the card, it feels luxurious to the touch and looks really impressive.
Next, when it comes to size, should you go for standard or something that’s bigger or smaller? When you print spot gloss business cards, the standard size available is 3.5” x 2”. If you want to print business cards that really stand out, you can go for this standard size – but wit a portrait orientation on the design. This makes the card look upright, but it would still fit into a stack of other standard-sized cards.
However, if you really do want to veer off the standard size, you can have European-sized business cards especially made. This is a bit larger, measuring 2.125” x 3.375”. You can also go for square instead of a rectangular business card. These are available in 2” x 2” or 2.5” x 2.5” sizes. Slim business cards are also available, as well as mini-business cards and folded business cards you’re your business is creative in nature, then you can probably go for odd-sized business cards. But if you want to stick with the classic while still making your brand stand out, go for spot UV business cards which are made through offset printing.