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Business Cards Newcastle upon Tyne – Guide

Business Cards Newcastle upon Tyne – Guide


Hey guys, Chris here from Gecko Print
Design what I’m going to be talking about today is the different types of
business cards that you can get and their different materials. So a lot of
people have been asking what’s the difference between Matt, Silk, Gloss,
Laminated and then the different weights as well GSM. Do I want 300, do I want 450, what do I want basically and unless you actually see it it’s really
difficult to be able to understand what the difference is so hopefully this
video with the aid of some examples of what we can produce will give you an
exact idea of what exactly you’re ordering. Right so here you’ll see we
have four different types of cards firstly we’re going to start off with is
this one which is the silk card so as you can see with the silk just so you
know this one is 400 GSM so 400 GSM silk now you can see the size of our business
cards are 85 by 55 obviously that’s 87 by 57 when you at the one millimeter
bleed if you’re designing them yourself so this is an unlaminated card so with
the 400 GSM it is a thick card you can see there on the on the bend you get
that kind of really luxurious quality remember all of our cards are premium as
well so what you’ll find is a lot of these cheaper places will use 300 GSM
and it really won’t last that long and it doesn’t give a good impression to
your clients so with the silk you can see there if I kind of start to move it
around you get that slight shimmer so it’s not a complete mirror effect it’s
not completely matte it just gives you that slight shimmer I’m going to turn
that over you probably able to see that a little
bit better there so you get that slight shimmer now up from those ones so first
of all we’ll jump it to this one now you can see on this one this one is 450 GSM
so slightly thicker and that’s mainly due to the lamination that it’s 450 GSM
so this one it’s exactly the same it’s a silk card but it’s laminated to give it
a matte finish so now if I start to move this around you’ll see there is no shine
whatsoever on this one maybe the slightest of shine there’s hardly anything
especially when I bring it up next to the silk card you can see the difference
in that and that really gives you kind of a specific style depending on what
exactly you’re after in line with that one we have the 450 GSM again again this
is the silk but this time it’s laminated with the gloss so you can see this time
straightaway it gives you that high gloss shine almost a mirror effect in
places and really kind of makes it stand out as well and again this is a really
thick card really premium card remember all of our cards are premium and makes
you stand out from the rest of the crowd now if you really want to stand out our
fourth one here it’s the spot UV card now what this is
again 450 GSM silk but this so it’s matte lamination so the rest of it you
can see here is that kind of matte lamination but it’s got the spot UV so
what this does is it put an area of gloss on specific places that you want
now you can see here it’s on it’s on the lips it’s on the text up at the top as
you can see I start to move that around and then on the back you can see it’s on
the lips and it’s on the nails and that really makes you stand out from the rest
of the crowd gives you something special depending on what type of business you
can have it basically anywhere you want we can give you some guides as well but
basically the way it works is if you’re creating your own artwork is any area
that you want the spot UV on you just create a kind of solid black mass as a
sample there and then that is done with the spot UV so hopefully that gives you
an insight into the few different types of cards and exactly what we can offer
here at Gecko Print Design you got any questions just send us an email or give
us a call and we’d be happy to help Cheers, Bye.

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