Luxury Business Card Finishes and Styles

Laminated cards

Matte and glossy laminated business cards are highly desired and available from almost all printing companies. Matte laminate tends to tone down colors and has a sober, sophisticated look. Matte lamination can also be prone to showing fingerprints, scratches, and scuffs, predominantly in black and deeper colors. 

Glossy lamination brings out colors, making them reveal more vibrancy. The glossy finish has a more glamorous look and tends to scream, "Hey! Look at me!" Another option, which is not as common, is soft-touch lamination (also known as velvet lamination). This laminate is generally more expensive, but it gives the card a soft velvet feel identical to suede.If you are looking for a gold business cards visit

UV Spot Gloss Varnish Cards

Choosing to select a matte laminated business card opens the door to the possibility of spot glossy highlights. This technique includes adding areas of clear gloss varnish to the business card. Adding gloss varnish on top of a matte laminated business card creates a stunning contrast, this effect will help your business card stand out from the crowd of normal matte laminated cards. A spot gloss varnish can be applied in two ways; registered and blind. 

Recorded spot gloss requires varnishing on top of an art item. To illustrate, imagine that your card is black with your business name in orange. If direct glow is added above the specific name, it will be registered. If you decided to have the company name repeated in point brightness on the card in another area, this would be blind spot brightness because it is not registered with the illustration. One thing to keep in mind is that registration during production can vary from 1 to 2mm, so the spot brightness recorded is not always perfectly matched to the artwork.