BUSINESS CARDS – SILK LAMINATED WITH SPOT UV
Class up your act with Silk Cards! Silky smooth to the touch, Silk Cards are laminated on both sides giving these cards an attractive look and feel, while further making them water and tear resistant. These long-lasting 16PT cards are a surefire way for your customers to bring sophistication to their image and to stand out from the crowd. Silk business cards offer a silky smooth finish that’s also water, scratch and tear resistant. Add spot-UV accents, which add gloss and highlights to selected areas of your gorgeous card, and you’ve got a sophisticated, durable card that will leave a striking impression and win you new clients or patrons.
Standard business card size – 3.5 × 2 inches (8.9 cm x 5.1 cm). This is the size to which the finished card is trimmed.
Safe area – 3.25 x 1.75 inches. This is the area in which all your important information should appear. Generally, there should not be any writing beyond this area. Otherwise you risk having your name or phone number trimmed off.
Bleed – this is the outermost part of the card shown in white in the diagram above. The bleed is the extra bit of colour information beyond the finished size of the card. It is necessary due to cutting variations and helps to give a smooth and straight appearance to the card when cut.
In summary – The size of the card you design should be 2.125 by 3.625 inches. This will be trimmed to 3.5 × 2 inches (8.9 cm x 5.1 cm) which is the standard business card measurement. Ensure that your text is within the safe area (3.25 x 1.75 inches).
These measurements can be interchanged if you want to have a vertical card layout rather than a horizontal one. Then the height becomes 3.5 inches and the width 2 inches.