Pulp Business Cards
Discover the Texture of Pulp
The Pulp Business Card collection is our most unique environmentally-friendly option available! Perfect for eco-conscious business owners, our Pulp Stock is made from 90% recycled content. You can see and feel the natural fibres of our Pulp stock which will give your design depth and character. This unique texture creates instant impression of sustainability and earthy appeal.
Available in five unique colours and two different thicknesses, you are sure to find the perfect Pulp Business Card for you. Choose between 13pt and 20pt in Off-White, Vanilla, Cream, Beige, as well as our 20pt Grey Pulp.
Available in 4 Unique Stocks
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Explore More Possibilities with Pulp
Choose Pulp for the most exclusive textured brochures. Your design will resonate with the natural appeal of this unique stock. You are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd with Pulp, available in a wide selection of sizes and fold options.
Choose Pulp for the most exclusive textured brochures.
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Our Pulp range of stocks is unique from other types of paper in the texture - Pulp fibres are very visible and can be felt when handling the cards in person. This adds an earthy, raw and natural feel to the cards. They are also all made with 90% recycled content.
We have five different shades of Pulp available in varying thicknesses:
Cream Pulp is light and warm in appearance, and available in 13pt, 20pt, or 2-ply 27pt thicknesses.
Vanilla Pulp is slightly less bright than Cream, and has a more neutral tone. This shade is available in 13pt or 20pt thicknesses.
Beige Pulp is a darker option and has a caramel brown colour. Available in 13pt or 20pt thicknesses.
Off-White Pulp is the lightest and most versatile in terms of design. Available in 13pt or 20pt thicknesses.
Grey Pulp is a medium dark shade and will have a strong affect printed colours (we recommend black and dark ink for best results).
Please note that Red, Green and other shades of Pulp stock may be available to order. Request a Print Quote for custom options.
What finishes and uses are the Pulp cards not suitable for?
The Pulp cards are not suitable for:
- Additional coatings (Spot UV, UV coating, laminate coating)
- Bright colours
If you have large areas of solid colour in your design – we would recommend ordering Letterpress output on the Pulp. Areas of solid colour can appear inconsistent when printed Digital output.
Pulp is not suitable for bright colours and photographs due to the colour and texture of the stock.
What is the finest detail you can print on the Pulp stock?
Fine detail does hold up well on the Pulp stock. We recommend a minimum of 1pt line thickness for fine detail on the Pulp stock.
Large blocks of solid colour can appear uneven due to the texture in the stock when printed Digital output. If you have large areas of solid colour, a Letterpress Pulp card might be a solution.
What colour are the Pulp cards?
The following is a breakdown of the approximate colours of the stocks:
CMYK: 0, 0, 10, 6
Lightest of the pulp stocks with a slightly warm hue
CMYK: 0, 4, 24, 15
A bit darker than Cream, lighter than Beige - with a neutral hue.
CMYK: 0, 7, 20, 9
A soft yellow coloured stock with a warm hue.
CMYK: 0, 10, 36, 22
A caramel brown coloured stock lighter than Brown Kraft.
CMYK: 11, 14, 18, 32
A medium grey shade.
Approximate values only. Please note the colour of the stock can vary.
How does the Pulp stock compare to the Brown Kraft?
The Pulp stock is much more subtle and refined stock than the Brown Kraft. It has a softer feel and more refined feel overall than the Brown Kraft – as well as not being as rigid as the Kraft.
Do you offer a bright white Pulp stock?
The whitest Pulp stock we have to a white is the Off-White. It is a refined premium looking stock, but is not bright white – with a tinge of yellow.
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Select File Format:
- Bleed Area
- Trim Area
- Safe Area
Bleed Area refers to images that extend to the very edges of a design. To prevent an unwanted white border from showing at the edge of your design, or for the design to appear slightly off-center, be sure to extend any background colors or design elements all the way to the edge of bleed (.125” past the trim on all four sides).
Trim Area refers to the amount of the image that will appear on your finished product. These areas will also be marked with ‘cut lines’ on your proof and are where we aim to cut your card.
Safety Area in most cases refers to 1/8 of an inch inside of the Trim Area. For thicker papers 20pt and up or wooden papers the Safety Area increases ¼ of an inch inside the Trim Area. we strongly recommend you keep important aspects of your design such as text and logos well inside of the Safety Area, otherwise, they may be cut off.
Design considerations for Pulp stock
Our recommendation is to not have solid coverage over large areas of the stock so that the texture of the paper can be seen through the design (in other words, use lots of white space in your design). As this is an Uncoated card stock, we recommend reviewing: Design considerations for Uncoated. There are also a few additional considerations:
The texture of the stick will show through your design and affect how colours appear. Due to the texture and natural fibres of this stock areas of colours in the end product may appear inconsistent or slightly patchy with large areas of colour.
This texture can create a nice, rustic, and artistic feel which is what some are going after. If this is not what you are looking for, we suggest changing the stock to a smooth white card stock instead.
Due to the texture on this stock – it cannot hold fine detail as well. The finest detail we recommend is 0.4pt line-weight, however please note that light colours or lines that are not solid (such as dotted lines) should be made thicker.
Areas of solid colour can appear inconsistent when printed Digital output. If you have large areas of solid colour in your design – we would recommend ordering Letterpress output on the Pulp.
Margin and Shifting
We recommend a safety margin of 0.25 inches away from the trim line for this product.
Due to the nature of the stock it can shift significantly during printing and trimming processes. Shifts of 0.0625" to 0.125" can occur (which can cause your design appear off-centre) especially with 20pt Pulp stock.
This is the reason we recommend a larger safety margin of 0.25 inches.
Remember that the colour of the stock will affect how colours in your card are printed – and we don't print white ink.
The darker stocks (such as Beige, Grey, Green and Red) are only suitable to be printed with dark colours and black only (as lighter colours will not be visible on the dark stock).