Satin Plastic Cards

Key Features


Our satin plastic cards get their name from the refined matt texture of their surface. Produced using solid core polymer plastic, the unique nature of the materials surface empowers the designer to create contrasts of texture by applying glossy varnish to selected areas. We add the beautiful metallic inks by hand, one by one, using traditional artisan techniques. Each colour is applied to the plastic separately allowing for precise registration. The finished product is as unique as you and your business.


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‘To The Edge’ Graphics

Many of our competitors have chosen to automate the printing process. To do so, the blank plastic card has to be gripped on at least two sides as it passes through their automated printing equipment. This prevents them from printing to the edge of the card. We have chosen a different path. We take pride in the handcrafted nature of our product. Each card is aligned and printed using traditional techniques. Our choice to avoid automation means we can run rings around the limitations of more automated suppliers, including printing to the very edge if required. 

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Beautiful Metallic Inks

As well as standard pigment inks, we can apply stunning metallic inks to the plastic. Our range of metallic colours are vibrant and highly reflective, the ever popular silver being almost chrome-like. We even stock a diffraction ink that spreads the white light hitting its surface into the colours of the spectrum. 

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Contrasting Textures

Each satin business card comes with a luxurious matt finish to its surface. By using gloss inks, it’s possible to create contrasting textures between printed and unprinted areas. Doing so is not only eye-catching but interestingly tactile too. 


Specifications

 

  1. Each ink is applied to the plastic using 200°C of heat and approx 4 tonnes per sq/inch of pressure. This ensures a strong bond between the ink and plastic.
     
  2. Each colour is laid carefully on to the card on separate passes through the printing press. 
     
  3. We often incorporate a rich black glossy ink. This creates a subtle and interesting contrast between surface textures.
A schematic illustration, shown in isometric perspective, detailing the design features and specifications of the satin plastic cards. These include the use of metallic inks, the ability to apply a glossy texture and the dimensions of 86mm by 54mm, with a 3mm radius on each corner

Free Design Service

We provide a completely free design service to all customers who don’t already have artwork. Once we have collected a few pieces of information, our design team will put together an initial concept and first draft. We then create a photo-realistic, digital mockup using our innovative proofing system. This shows 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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