David Ward Printing - Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK - Established 1977
BESPOKE BUSINESS CARD SPECIALIST • Hot Foil, Letterpress, Embossed, Debossed
Over 30 years experience • Worldwide shipping • Please see NOTES below
I normally use only G F Smith Colorplan 540gsm or 700gsm natural grained card as I find this to be the very best available - 50 colour options available, plus DUPLEX
A thickness of LESS THAN 500gsm is TOO THIN for a professional business card!
EMAIL: please see PRICING PAGE then email your design MOCK-UP to firstname.lastname@example.org for a custom quote
PHONE: my phone number is purposefully not shown online - please email initially - a telephone discussion can be arranged if needed
PHOTOGRAPH SAMPLES ABOVE - FROM LEFT:
1) Extra Thick GOLD FOIL BUSINESS CARDS with black letterpress printed text and GOLD FOIL EDGES (gilded, gilt edges, edge foiled, gold edged, edge painting, edge painted business cards) on Colorplan 540gsm PRISTINE WHITE NATURAL GRAINED UNCOATED CARD.
2) Various metallic and opaque hot foil letterpress business cards - red and satin silver foils on dark grey card, gold foil on ebony black business card, pink and grey foils on pale grey card, aquamarine and grey foils on pristine white card, blind embossed 'hello' on mandarin card, silver on turquoise card, copper foil and blind deboss on dark grey card, white foil on bright red card - all card colours are from the "Colorplan" range - 540gsm or 700gsm card.
3) BESPOKE LETTERPRESS GOLD FOIL BUSINESS CARD with BLIND EMBOSSED (debossed) logo on Colorplan Pristine White 540gsm card.
4) Various opaque foil colours - extra thick letterpress business cards - green and white foils on real grey card, blue and grey opaque foils on white card, red foil on white card, satin silver and deep pink foils on white card, blue and green letterpress business cards on pristine white white card, white and red opaque foils on ebony black card, black foil on white card - all examples are printed on Colorplan 540gsm or 700gsm card.
COPPER EDGE FOILED BUSINESS CARDS on Colorplan Smoke Grey 700gsm
I was contacted by Portuguese graphic design agency Boutik http://www.boutik.pt/ to produce these business cards, it's always interesting to deal with clients from other countries and I've worked with some lovely people - copper seems to be very suited to the Colorplan grey card - I outsource the gilded edges to arguably the UK's experts (or maybe world experts) with over 100 years experience...
"The business cards were hot foil printed (and blind-debossed) on extra thick (540gsm) Pristine White Colorplan by David Ward of David Ward Printing, whom we highly recommend for his professionalism and for the quality of his work. "
EDGE PAINTED business cards - or in this case EDGE FOILED business cards.
Over the years I've had various styles of business card for myself - this is the latest version. This card is G F Smith Colorplan Ebony 540gsm, printed and edged with ROSE GOLD FOIL, it also has a small blind embossed (debossed) logo. I chose this style because I feel gold foil especially, is best suited to a minimalist understated style (less is more) - the typeface TRAJAN is an elegant traditional font I often like to use for a classy business card. I've kept the content to a minimum because all other necessary information can be seen on the website.
Bespoke letterpress and foil business cards are becoming more and more popular with individuals and companies who want to present a "serious" professional business card rather than the cheap (or free) generic litho and digital printed cards available online these days from the likes of Vistaprint and Moo etc.
COLORPLAN DUPLEX BUSINESS CARDS, 700gsm in Pristine White/Dark Grey - with metallic red foil on both sides. Satin silver text on the dark grey side and opaque grey foil text on the white side.
STUNNING HOT FOIL BUSINESS CARD for Business Three Zero, London
Letterpress foil printed in 4 passes (white, opaque grey, metallic aquamarine and blind deboss)
Card is Colorplan Imperial Blue (Navy blue) in 540gsm
BLUE COLORPLAN CARD in 540gsm with blind debossed logo and opaque grey letterpress text.
DEEP GOLD EMBOSSED BUSINESS CARD
Colorplan Duplex Dark Grey and Pristine White 700gsm card - with deep gold metallic foil over blind emboss (actually deboss) on front and dark grey letterpress foil text on reverse.
This is a card I produced for Steven White in 2012 - for some reason various companies around the world have stolen this photo to use on their own websites. In a way I think of it as a compliment...
• PRICING - with letterpress bespoke foil business cards (unlike other cheaper printing processes using litho or digital print) each colour is printed individually and carries an extra charge (per side) - so the more colours in your design the more expensive the cards.
• VAT - I have recently down sized my business to specialise in my main area of interest (bespoke business cards) and also de-registered from VAT (after over 30 years of being VAT registered) in order to simplify payment of export orders outside the EU. So VAT is no longer applicable to small orders.
• FOIL COLOURS - most colours (both metallic and opaque) are available for hot foil printing - if you want a specific shade please give me a Pantone reference and I can send you a sample of the nearest foil shade - otherwise I will choose the nearest shade available to your mock-up. Please request a foil sample if you are very particular about the shade - not all opaque foil colours are suitable for all Colorplan card colours and may require testing on your chosen card colour - this may add a few days to delivery. If you need a particular opaque shade and no foil is available in a suitable shade, I have the option to print with pantone Letterpress inks.
• DESIGN- MINIMALIST contemporary design is best suited to these bespoke business cards. It's usually better to use both sides of the card rather than trying to cram all content onto one side - there's no need to worry about the impression (indentation/embossing) showing through on the other side because when done properly the card will absorb the impression.
David Ward Printing (DWP) is a small specialist printers based near Leeds, producing top quality BESPOKE LETTERPRESS HOT FOIL BUSINESS CARDS - on Colorplan 540gsm and 700gsm natural grained uncoated card - delivered worldwide (please see "PRICING" page before emailing)