It’s about time we wrote about our popular, new lexan business cards. We receive more compliments on these business cards than most of our other print collateral (which is hard to do, seeing how we print such awesome things). If you’ve never heard the term before, lexan is a type of plastic. It’s desirable because of its durability, versatility and professional appearance. There are also no-glare versions, which can be nice for outdoor signage or ornaments.
We talk about its sister substrate, acrylic, a lot, especially in terms of signage. We’ve created storefront signs, trade show signs, wall art, inner-office signs, wedding signage, coasters, ornaments and easels out of the material. Now, we are going to talk about business cards.
Every lexan business card we’ve printed has included white ink. Our new VUTEk machine can print white ink, a rare printing capability, and lexan is an especially good substrate to show off the unique service. There are various trims to choose from, just like paper business cards. Dear Addie chose half square, half rounded.
SOAR Adventure and Parks Realty both chose a round trim, which looks classy and removes potential sharp edges.
Every lexan business card we’ve shown is transparent, but there are different color lexan plastics. The transparent version is popular because it is so memorable and eye-catching. The only drawback is its single-sided nature. Because of its transparency, any design on the back of the card would conflict with the front design. Initially, we tried to print amp’s logo on the back, but we quickly found out that would not be conducive with the overall card aesthetic.
Let’s back up a minute to the creation of lexan business cards. As we mentioned above, we print these products on our VUTEk machine. We print about 100 on each sheet of lexan to make the most of each print job. It takes a while to set up the VUTEK and Colex, so you want to go ahead and print as many as you can.
Once we have printed the business cards, we move them to the Colex to be routed (or cut). We tape them down to make sure they stay in place.
Finally, once the cards have been printed and cut, it is time to punch out each card. This takes a few minutes, as the material is quite strong. Brook, however, is a pro, and can punch out business cards quickly.
And after that, voila! You have beautiful lexan business cards. To print your own, hit us up!
PS: If you can’t remember the term, just ask us about our “plastic” business cards. We know what you mean.