Mini Metal Cards


Produced using the same materials and production processes as their bigger brother, our mini metal cards are a quirky and more cost effective solution for people who want to make a lasting impression on potential customers. We can cut through cosmetic grade stainless steel with extreme accuracy and etch into the cards surface with precision and finesse. Want a mini metal card with an unorthodox shape? No problem. We can do that too. Moreover, as with all of our innovative cards, we offer a free design service.

Key Features


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Cosmetic Grade Stainless Steel

All of our metal cards are produced using cosmetic grade, rolled stainless steel. As a result, the grained texture is always consistent and unblemished. The card has memory, allowing it to spring back to shape when flexed. Moreover, because its stainless steel, everyday use will not cause it to tarnish or corrode over time.

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Cut & Etch

Using our precision photo-chemical milling process, we can etch and cut the steel with incredible accuracy. This allows for intricate patterns, perforations and grilles. Rather than printing onto the surface of the metal, which tends to rub away over time, we etch the text into the steel itself. The lighter core of the steel is revealed providing contrast between the etched and unetched metal.

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Custom Shaping

Not only can we cut through the steel, but we can also alter the shape of the card itself by cutting away metal from the cards perimeter. Moreover, as long as the desired shape fits within the dimensions of a standard card, there is no additional charge.


Specifications

 

  1. Text and graphics are chemically milled away from the card by first applying a photo-resistive film to the surface of the metal and exposing the steel to acid.
     
  2. Once the surface of the stainless steel has been etched away the lighter core of the material is exposed, ensuring contrast and legibility. 
     
  3. Precision cut-throughs are achieved by etching into the same position on the front and back of the stainless steel, until the two areas meet, forming a hole.
A schematic illustration, shown in isometric perspective, detailing the design features and specifications of the mini metal cards. These include the etching and precision cut-throughs and the maximum dimensions of 65mm by 35mm

Free Design Service

Designing a metal card is no picnic. Creating a stunning layout while maintaining the structural integrity of the card can be challenging. Fortunately, we provide a completely free design service to all customers who do not already have artwork. Once we have collected a few pieces of information, our design team will put together an initial concept. We then create a photo-realistic digital mockup using our innovative proofing system. This shows exactly how the card would look once produced. Using your feedback, we make revisions until you are 100% happy with the layout. 


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