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Glossy Finish

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Applied to cards: PVC card, metal card, paper card

What do you need to prepare? 

  1. Card type confirmation.
  2. Design file at .ai/ .pdf/ .psd/ .eps/ .jpeg (jpg)/ .tiff. format, the minimum resolution at 300dpi.
  3. Color confirmation including the CMYK value or Pantone color No. Or you can directly send us samples if you don’t know the exact color, and we would help you find the color which can best match the sample color., 
  4. Color No.: CMYK value, Pantone color number, send samples directly to us to match the color.

Craft Introduction

What is glossy finish?

Glossy finish refers to the finish that has the smooth surface, high polishing and strong reflective effect, and can reach the mirror effect at some degree. It is suitable the printing of complex design at bright colors and colors contrast sharply, so as to make the gloss and color purity higher, and improve the visual effect.

Operation Details

PVC Card – At the card lamination step, put the bound card layers between 2 glossy steel plates, then laminate them, then the card finish will become glossy.

Paper Card – A piece of paper card is composed of 2 layers, the front layer and the opposite layer. Firstly, print the 2 layers respectively; secondly, add the glossy films to the printed sides of the 2 layers separately, and the printed sides will become glossy; thirdly, stick the 2 layers together, and a large glossy card will be made; finally, cut it into separate smaller glossy paper cards. 

Metal Card – The original metal material is glossy.

Attention Please

If you need to print this finish background as the dark color, don’t choose glossy effect, because the scratches on dark color glossy background will be obvious, which makes the whole finish don’t look not pretty.

Crafts Effect

  1. It feels smooth when you touch it.
  2. It has the mirror effect at some degree because of its excellent reflective properties.
  3. It is easy to get dirty, worn, and scratched.

Example Exhibition

glossy finish on pvc card
Glossy Finish on PVC Card

The specialties offset printed on the glossy finish seem more delicious and attractive. This restaurant mainly decorated with wood whose color is the similar to the background color of this card, which looks harmonious. Meanwhile, many colors’ application makes us feel at that lively restaurant, and want to have a visit.   

metal glossy finish
Glossy Finish on Metal Card

This glossy finish makes the electroplated gold on it full of luster, which makes the VIP members feel the sense of luxury and nobility. Therefore, even if the design is simple, just the text tiny raised blind spot UV printed on it, the whole card is textured and layered because of the metal material and the raised UV printing. 

glossy finish on paper card
Glossy Finish on Paper Card

Purple stands for the irresistible, unpredictable, and wondrous power, which fits the wonderful movie world. The colorful logo together with many shallower purple logo texts printed on the purple glossy finish makes the whole card look more digital, modern, fashion, and attractive, which makes people impressive. 

Matte Finish

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Applied to cards: PVC card, metal card, paper card

What do you need to prepare? 

  1. Card type confirmation.
  2. Design file at .ai/ .pdf/ .psd/ .eps/ .jpeg (jpg)/ .tiff. format, the minimum resolution at 300dpi.
  3. Color confirmation including the CMYK value or Pantone color No. Or you can directly send us samples if you don’t know the exact color, and we would help you find the color which can best match the sample color.,
  4. Color No.: CMYK value, Pantone color number, send samples directly to us to match the color.

Craft Introduction

What is matte finish?

Matte finish refers to the finish which touches smooth but don’t reflect.

Operation Details

PVC Card – At the card lamination step, put the bound card layers between 2 matte steel plates, then laminate them, then the card finish will become matte.

Paper Card – A piece of paper card is composed of 2 layers, the front layer and the opposite layer. Firstly, print the 2 layers respectively; secondly, add the matte films to the printed sides of the 2 layers separately, and the printed sides will become glossy; thirdly, stick the 2 layers together, and a large matte card will be made; finally, cut it into separate smaller matte paper cards.

Metal Card – It is made according to the electroplating technique. 

Attention Please

It is suitable for the printing of simple design and dark background.

Crafts Effect

  1. It is not reflective or the reflection is not obvious. 
  2. Its surface is smooth. 
  3. The matte PVC card and paper card are not easy to get dirty, worn, and scratched, and even they are scratched, the scratches won’t be obvious. 
  4. The matte metal card is not easy to get scratched and even it is scratched, the scratches won’t be obvious. By the way, the fingerprints on the matte metal card is obvious.

Example Exhibition

matte finish on pvc card
Matte Finish on PVC Card

Blue, the main color of this matte PVC business card, is the color of sea, implying GDL’s main business is the sea transportation. The blue part and the matte clear part combined together stands for the sea under the cloud. All these make the whole card look meaningful and high end. 

matte finish on metal card
Matte Finish on Metal Card

Although the matte card finish is not shiny like the glossy one, it looks calmer and more textured. With the NFC sticker stuck to it, the whole electroplating black metal NFC business card looks simple, noble, serious, full of the sense of technology, and makes people feel this company reliable.

matte finish on paper card
Soft Touch Matte Finish on Paper Card

The matte finish on this paper gift card is special for it is soft, different from other matte effect; and it looks like the velvet, which seems high end. The white logo silk printed on that black matte background is elegant and soft. This way, the whole card is simple, fashion, unassuming, and easy to let customers feel comfortable. 

Frosted Finish

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Applied to cards: PVC card, metal card

What do you need to prepare? 

  1. Card type confirmation.
  2. Design file at .ai/ .pdf/ .psd/ .eps/ .jpeg (jpg)/ .tiff. format, the minimum resolution at 300dpi.
  3. Color confirmation including the CMYK value or Pantone color No. Or you can directly send us samples if you don’t know the exact color, and we would help you find the color which can best match the sample color., 
  4. Color No.: CMYK value, Pantone color number, send samples directly to us to match the color.

Craft Introduction

What is frosted finish?

Frosted finish refers to the finish which touches grainy, like the surface sprinkled the fine sand, not smooth at all. And it is not reflective. 

Operation Details

PVC Card – At the card lamination step, put the bound card layers between 2 frosted steel plates, then laminate them, then the card finish will become frosted. By the way, the frosted degree changes as the frosted steel plate changes.

Metal Card – Corrode the metal card surface with the special potion to make the surface grainy, so as to realize the matte effect.

Attention Please

It is suitable for the printing of the dark color background. 

Crafts Effect

  1. It touches like that the fine sand is sprinkled on the surface. 
  2. It doesn’t reflect. 
  3. It is not easy to get dirty, worn, and scratched, and even it is scratched, the scratch won’t be obvious. 
  4. It looks delicate, quaint and higher-end. 

Example Exhibition

frosted finish on pvc card
Frosted Finish on PVC Card

The offset printing blue background and green design matches perfectly. The middle green graphic stands for the coffin-shaped pool nestled within a botanical oasis, also the hotel’s most attractive point. The blue color and frosted effect look classic & high end, and fit Figueroa’s status – one of the longest-standing hotels in Downtown Los Angeles

frosted finish on metal card
Frosted Finish on Metal Card

The frosted part, glossy part and hollow part perfectly combined, make the card layered and delicate. The logo silk screen printed on and the diamond stuck to the glossy part make themselves raised on the electroplating black metal VIP card, which seems textured and the high end. The whole card seems mystery, luxury, and noble, which fits VIP members.

metal frosted finish
Frosted Finish on Metal Card

The frosted part and the shiny glossy part on the electroplating rose gold metal member card make the glossy graphics and texts very attractive and delicate. The UV printed black No. are outstanding but harmonious at the rose gold background. The whole card looks very luxury, shiny, and high end, implying this beauty center value their clients. 

Mirror Finish

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Applied to cards: PVC card, metal card

What do you need to prepare? 

  1. Card type confirmation.
  2. Design file at .ai/ .pdf/ .psd/ .eps/ .jpeg (jpg)/ .tiff. format, the minimum resolution at 300dpi.
  3. Color confirmation including the CMYK value or Pantone color No. Or you can directly send us samples if you don’t know the exact color, and we would help you find the color which can best match the sample color., 
  4. Color No.: CMYK value, Pantone color number, send samples directly to us to match the color.

Craft Introduction

What is mirror finish?

Mirror finish refers to the finish which owns smooth, clear, and bright surface. And it can perfectly show the image of the person or object in front of it like a mirror, because of its excellent reflection effect; which makes the whole card look higher-end and special. 

Operation Details

PVC Card – Firstly, print the PVC card; secondly, add the PVC mirror films to the card’s both sides; finally, laminate them, and the card will become the mirror PVC card. 

Metal Card – Pour the abrasive liquid on the metal card, and polish it via the polishing equipment, until the card surface gets flat and get as clear as a mirror, then a mirror metal card is made.

Attention Please

Just plastic or metal can be made into the mirror finish. 

Fingerprints on it are as obvious as them on a mirror, which makes the finish easily get dirty and need to be well protected. 

Crafts Effect

  1. Its surface is smooth, clear, and bright, no raised grains or spots.
  2. Excellent reflective effect, and it is clear enough to show the person or object image like a mirror.
  3. It is not easy to get scratched, and even it is scratched, the scratch won’t be obvious. 

Example Exhibition

mirror finish on pvc card
Mirror Finish on PVC Card

The silk printed red background on the mirror card surface implies that Cartier is wild and uninhibited like a jaguar. The silk screen gold logo on the red, mirror like surface is outstanding and attractive and it can easily let us remind of the luster of luxuries. Excellent!

mirror finish on metal card
Mirror Finish on Metal Card

The colorless laser engraving on gold mirror surface looks clear, smooth, and delicate, and its special concave touch makes it textured. Meanwhile, this card can clearly reflect faces, also suitable to be used as a makeup mirror, which matches well with the hair & beauty field.

clear mirror finish metal card
Mirror Finish on Metal Card

This silver stainless steel gift card is like a clear mirror which looks fashion, elegant and high end,and full of sense of technology. The simple texts are colorless laser engraved on its mirror surface, which makes the whole card look neat and pure.