Edge painting your business cards can make them pop up. We bet, no one would dare throw a gorgeous business card such as these edge painted, letterpressed business cards because they just look expensive and classy. In case you are wondering what we are talking about here, we are actually referring to those thick business cards with painted edges in bright green, orange, pink, blue, red, etc. Most of these cards make use of thick board (1/16″ thick or more) to allow edge painting. Actually, the thicker, the better! To make them look even better and elegant, you may opt for letterpress printing to add texture via embossing or debossing. Edge painting nowadays are being not only in printing business cards but in other paraphernalia such as stationery and wedding invitations.
(Photo from Dolce Press)
To give you an idea of what edge painting or coloring in business cards is, we decided to gather together 20 excellent examples of business cards with edge painting. To view larger versions of these images, just click on the text link found below each preview image which will take you to the page where the image was originally posted (most of these letterpress printed business cards are from Beastpieces and Dolce Press). Also, further information such as the printer, the print processes undergone by the business card, the designer, cost of printing similar business cards and other information may also be found from the original page. And, no, we did not design these cards so please do not ask us for quotations. This post is about examples of excellent edge painted business cards to inspire you just in case you are thinking of coming up with similar business cards in the near future.
01- Table 4 Weddings
This letterpress business card uses black, super-thick (over 1/16″ thick) Museum Mounting Board with not-too-shiny silver foil and turquoise blue edge painting, which really made them pop!
02- iPhone app developer letterpress cards
The back of the card is printed with a heavy blind (inkless) letterpress impression. The front side is printed with gray ink plus accent yellow bars. The stock is 110lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White custom duplexed to a thick 220lb weight. Special finishing is a yellow edge color.
03- Garibaldi Photography
The cards (printed on 600gsm paper) feature a blind deboss pattern on the front, silver ink on the back with orange colored edges and rounder corners.
04- Space 150 v25 Business Cards
These business cards were printed in three color offset on one side (flood of black, purple and blue) and 2 color letterpress printed on the reverse (blue and tonal white). They have a unique two color gradient treatment on their edges. The paper is Wausau Royal complements 100lb Bright White which is custom duplexed after offset printing to a final thickness of 200lb cover.
05- Smart Penguin Letterpress Cards
These cards have a screen printed black back, hot pink edge painting, and the two colors on the front were letterpress printed to make them pop even more.
06- Letterpress Business Cards on French
These cards are printed on a custom duplexed 200lb French Construction in Steel Blue. It’s a two color print, dark brown and red. These cards also have teal edge painting, which really makes them pop.
07- Denim + Letterpress
Denim patterns were printed over both sides of these business cards in a nice contrasting blue, then printed the logos in metallic silver so they really stand out. The labels were then printed in metallic silver and red. Red edge painting was also applied.
08-Executive Letterpress Business Cards
These letterpress business cards were designed using a simple grid or spacing pattern and the Helvetica typeface. They were printed in one color, black, on Crane’s 220lb Lettra in white. The business cards were then edge painted black.
09- Museum Board Business Card, Yellow Edge
A striking yet simple business card letterpress printed on some heavy 4 ply cotton museum board. Edged colored in a delicious yellow.
10- Jeff Holt Photo Business Cards
These letterpress business cards are slimmer than regular cards and were printed on our extra thick cotton stock in orange and gray ink.
11- T&T Business Cards
New cards by The Mandate Press. 110lb duplexed, copper metallic edges and tone on tone impressions.
12- Santaclara Business Cards
These are edge painted business cards in black and yellow color combination.
Photographer David Burke designed these letterpress business cards which we printed on our thick 220 lbs cotton house stock. The cards were printed on both sides in dark gray and red ink as well as edge painted in the same red color.
14- Black + Blotter Business Cards – Space150 v23
These business cards made use of 250gsm Black Stonehenge sheet foil stamped with gloss black foil. After printing, the sheets were duplex pasted back to back for zero impression show through. After trimming the cards to size, they are edge colored in black for a clean look on the edge.
15- We Like Small Business Cards
New letterpress business cards by Studio On Fire for the interactive, anti-agency out of Salt Lake City, Welikesmall. 2 color (1 blind deboss) with edge painting.
16-FWRD Letterpress Business Cards
New business cards from the edge coloring slayers, Studio On Fire. Printed for the new media agency FRWD in Minneapolis.
17- Aphro Chic Blotter Business Cards
These business cards were printed on a thick 60pt blotter stock with a flood of bold geometric pattern on the back and two color letterpress on the front. The business cards were edge colored in a PMS match yellow for the perfect finishing accent.
18- Pacific Luxury Letterpress Business Cards
These cards are letterpress printed 2 pms colors each side plus a blind hit. The paper is custom duplexed Fluorescent White 268lb 100% cotton Crane Cover Kid Finish.Edges were colored to match the printed pms.
19- Serious Foodies Business Cards
These business cards were letterpress printed on 220lb Crane Lettra, 100% cotton stock. They are printed three colors on the logo side and two colors on the text side and feature contrasting green edge which is nice and noticeable on the thick 220lb stock.
20- Daily Drop Cap Business Cards
This business card features two color front (black and pms warm red) / blank back and printed on Crane’s Lettra 220lb Paper with edge painting.