gsm: grams square metre (weight) / mm: millimetre (thickness)
Hard cover is usually made with thick cover boards.
Special Texture material
Special texture material is material that have textured surface, in which can be felt by your fingers. Texture material gives unique impression and identity just by touching its surface.
A thick card which is commonly use for money packets, voucher, booklet cover, and others - And can also be used as cover for notebooks. This material is coated with china clay or similar substance to give it a smooth surface which it enable the customer to select their finishing either in matte or gloss lamination. This material is not suggested to use for occasion which require writing on the paper itself as the ink will smudge when the ink is not dry, due to the smooth surface of the paper.
Simili papers are those regular paper which people commonly use for leaflets, brochures, letterheads, bill books, etc. Generally referred as photocopy or printing paper.
80gsm Simile Paper, 100gsm Simile Paper, 140gsm Simile Paper
Eco paper are papers which are made from recycled materials. These papers are certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).FSC and PEFC certified papers are made from wood-based products which are originated from sustainably managed forests.80gsm C.O.Eco (100% Recycled), 100gsm C.O.Eco (100% Recycled),100gsm G.F.Eco (FSC), 120gsm G.F.Eco (FSC), 130gsm S.W.Eco (FSC), etc.
We have a wide selection of materials including special materials, for cover & inlets. If you want to know more, please do not be hesitate to contact us for inquiry.
Offset printing is one of the best quality compare to other printings. Offset printing also known as lithography which the inked image on metal plates is transferred (offset) to blankets and then to the printing surface (paper). The image will be broken down into the primary printing colours: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK) and it is commonly known as 4 colours printing.
Pantone Colour (Gold, Silver, etc.) are colours which can be used in offset printing. These colours does not require mixture from CMYK. Pantone colours each have their own metal plates when printing. Thus, the colour is more precise as the colour is consistent.
What is ‘Finishing’?
Finishing is a process to add the final touch to enhance and distinguish you business card from others. We offered few finishing method as below
Matte lamination is a plastic film, which eliminates glare almost completely. It usually has a smooth but granular surface, which can be felt by fingers.
Gloss lamination is a plastic film, which gives shine effect and gives the color a lot of pop to make it stands out. It usually have a very smooth but shiny surface, which able to grab the attention of the eyes.
Spot UV is an ultraviolet varnishing technique where it utilizes UV light to create a glaze looks on selected parts, as well as making the color appear richer. It serves well in highlighting certain parts of business card that needs to be the main attraction.
Hot stamping is a process which using heated color foils to be pressed against the surface to create shiny metallic effect. It usually has a nice texture feel and look with noticeable metallic presence.
Die cut is a finishing process that makes your business card unusual from others. It is a process that cut closely to your design’s shapes and sizes, which defies the classic rectangular-shaped business card.
Emboss is a method of pushing/raising the graphic or text above the surface to create a three-dimensional, eye-popping effect. It signifies sophistication by giving the visual effect and feelable texture on the graphic or text.
The opposite of Emboss, debossing is indenting or depressing the graphic or text instead of popping out. Same as emboss, it creates a three-dimensional features through inward perspective of the graphic or text.
The same pressing processes of emboss and deboss, but did not leave any pressing marks on the back of the surface.
Hard cover book making is a binding process to bind the pages using a cover board as covers, and a thick board made for spine for the book.
Wire-O binding is popularly used in publication because it is simple and cost-effective. Moreover, publication loves it because of its capabilities. Wire-O binding can make the book opens flat and stay flat, full page for spreads, no hidden parts for cross page pictures. The book can be folded back-to-back. Mostly, You can have 2 covers in totally different design. Saddle-stitch are commonly used in notebook printing, booklets, catalogs & manuals for easy reading & flipping.
Perfect binding, also known as adhesive binding, is a binding technique which strong adhesive is applied on the spine of the gathered pages. When dry, the adhesive keep the pages securely bound. A soft paper or paperboard cover is attached over the binding adhesive. Perfect bound publications have rectangular backbones. Publications bound by perfect binding include paperback books, telephone books, catalogs, and magazines.
Saddle-Stitch (Stapler) Binding
Saddle-stitching is frequently used for booklets like the catalogs, magazines, programs, photo books and other multiple page printed booklets you get in the mail or as hand-out materials.