The basic, the sleek and the bold! Find your perfect business card stock.

 

There is nothing like the feel of the smooth, crisp surface of a brand new business card. In a digital world, business cards are still very much relevant and useful. When you hand a potential client your card, it makes you look credible, prepared and professional. It also creates a memorable, personal and tangible impression. Choosing the right card stock is important because you want it to represent your business well, and in some cases, you may need it to serve a practical purpose, such as being able to write on it.

Today, I’ve decided to share some quick information on three of BlackStone Studio‘s most popular card stocks in the hopes that it will help you make the right selection on your next set of business card prints.

The Basic Uncoated Cards

They are simple, classic and the most cost-effective option. You can’t go wrong with this traditional choice.  Due to its lack of coating, the surface is easy to write on. The one downfall with this card stock is that it doesn’t work well with dark colors. Dark ink near the edges of the card may fray when they get trimmed.

PRO

Easy to write on.

CON

Doesn’t work well with dark colors.

The Sleek Matte Cards

With a smooth lamination, these are a stylish and contemporary choice. Everyone loves the satin feel of these cards! Unfortunately, the coating makes it a hard surface to write on since ink will smudge off easily. A great add-on for these cards is Spot UV, which adds a nice glossy contrast on certain areas of the card.

PRO

Satin finish and can add Spot UV.

CON

Hard to write on.

The Bold Triple Layered Cards

These are cards three times as thick with a bright colored edge that makes a striking impact! The thick layers not only look great, but they also make the card last longer since they won’t bend as easy as the regular ones. They come with the option of a black, green or red edge. Since they are uncoated, they will be easy to write on, but they will also run the risk of fraying with dark inks close to the surface edge of the cards.

PRO

Easy to write on, durable and has a colored edge.

CON

Doesn’t work well with dark colors.

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