Silk Matte Business Cards
Redefine Luxury with Silk Matte
The rich silky-smooth texture of our Silk Matte Business Cards will leave a lasting impression with everyone you meet. It is no surprise that the unmistakable feel has become the ultimate in stylish networking cards. Our Silk Matte Business Cards will complement and elevate your design to a whole new level.
The Silk Matte coating provides a unique texture which enriches any design and suits any industry, as well as creating a strong durable card you can depend on. With options ranging from the sturdy 16pt all the way to 24pt, Silk Matte can be tailored for all your needs!
The Silk Layer adds protection and a rich feel
Silk Matte coating can be ordered in a variety of thicknesses as well as different print outputs to cover all your needs. Choose Digital output or Same Day.
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Most Popular Questions
Do Silk Matte Laminate cards come in different colours?
Silk Matte Laminate is a coating only - it is available on a variety of thicknesses of white cardstocks (16pt C2S, 20pt C2S and 24pt C2S). You are able to print a full colour background as part of your design over the white stock to change the colour of the card.
We also offer Silk Matte Laminate coating on our Vibrant Grey stock under the Premium Grey products.
Can I add Spot UV Gloss to Silk Matte Laminate?
We do not offer Spot UV on this coating, however we do offer this on Smooth Matte Laminate stock.
Can this coating be written on with pen?
Uncoated stocks are the most recommended for writing on with pen ink, but the Silk Matte Laminate coating can also be used for this purpose. There will be very little smudging compared to other coated stocks, even when touched immediately after writing with regular pen ink.
Will the Silk Coating have any affect on how my design will look?
Matte coatings may make colours appear slightly more muted than they appear in your design file, so the final print may not look as bright.
Is Silk Matte Laminate coating waterproof?
Silk Matte Laminate coating is not fully waterproof as the laminate is on the front and back of the cards only - it does not seal the edges of the card. This coating will still provide some water resistance and can be wiped down with a damp cloth without damaging the card.
Does Silk Matte Laminate make the card thicker?
Silk Matte Laminate does not add thickness to the pt size listed for the cardstock, but it does add a more rigid feel which can make the stock seem thicker when compared to an uncoated stock with the same pt size.
Can you see fingerprints on this coating?
When the Silk Matte Laminate coated cards are handled, you might see visible fingerprints left behind on the surface. This is much more obvious if you have printed a dark colour as the background.
What is the difference between Offset Silk Matte Laminate cards and Digital Silk Matte Laminate cards?
The difference between these two options is the print method. This will affect the cost and the turnaround time. Digital output is a better choice for smaller runs and fast turnaround needs, while Offset output is more economical for larger quantity orders with no critical deadline. Offset output is a higher quality of printing than Digital and will have better print results for designs with gradients, large areas of grey colour, or high resolution photographic images. Digital Silk Matte Laminate is available on 16pt, 20pt or 24pt stock. Offset Silk Matte Laminate is available on 16pt or 24pt Mega Thick stock.
What is Silk Matte Laminate coating?
This is a premium coating with a suede-like and almost rubbery texture. There is no gloss or shine. Silk Matte Laminate is applied as a film, and provides rigidity and durability. We offer this coating on a variety of thicknesses as standard orders, and can apply it to other paper stocks and products by custom Print Quote request.
You can order paper stock with this coating from both our Digital and Offset press systems.
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- Bleed Area
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- 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 Silk Matte Laminate
There are very few design restrictions specific to Silk Matte Laminate coating - it works well with most designs including solid ink coverage and full bleed. This coating can makes colours appear a bit darker or more muted – it does not add any reflective shine. You are able to write on this coating very easily with pen ink if needed.
The only design consideration that should be noted is with custom die cut shapes with fine detail. The film limits the detailing for very fine detail on a custom shape. If this is something you are concerned about prior to ordering, please submit your file through a Print Quote and speak to one of our Estimators about it.