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Spot Gloss Highlights

Spot gloss highlights, also known as ultra-violet cured coating, is a gloss varnish that is complimented by Taste of Ink’s silk matte finish card stock—called Silk Cards. The clear spot gloss coating is slightly raised above the paper or plastic stock and is applied in specific ‘spot’ locations. Spot gloss can be applied any side of a printed piece (front or back)  and cover a small area or a large area. Taste of…

Decorative Foil Stamping

Decorative foil stamping is the process of stamping a shiny, thin metal die onto printed card/paper stock. Each die is created custom to the design. Decorative color foil accents a printed piece by accentuating important content, imagery, or patterns. For an affordable cost, Taste Printing provides foil stamping in a variety of colors. From custom foiled brochures to die-cut business cards - foil is used as unique and professional addition to any printed piece.  This…

Cadillac Project

 The project includes a business card design and printing for Massey Cadillac, a Cadillac dealer in Chicago, Illinois. When thinking of a Cadillac Automobile, you may be reminded of class, beauty, and speed. It’s a brand already recognized for its greatness and strong image. There are many directions we could have taken the design but as a team, it was time to blend class, uniqueness, and purpose into one card. We decided to take a…

Cotton Cards

The creation of cotton cards involves one of the most delicate, time intensive, and loved forms of printing. What are Cotton Cards and where did they come from? In the mid-15th century, Johannes Gutenberg invented one of the first production line printers – known as the letterpress. Letterpress printing involves movable type / dies, great amounts of pressure, and skilled pressmen.  Starting in the mid 1990′s, letterpress printed business cards became a coveted and fashionable…

Designs From Around the World

Do you see any changes in the logo design or business card design based on the company location? From the bustling marketplace of New York City, to the mainland of Sidney, and the provinces of Canada—“We enjoy each business relationship and will continue building more”. The client projects below have been designed and produed by Taste of Ink. The Taste of Ink design center is located in Scottsdale, Arizona - USA. “Our passion…

Business Card Templates

We love designing unique and custom business cards for our clients. But we also understand that business card design isn’t cheap. It is an investment that not everyone can afford. Our gallery contains client business card projects that were designed and printed by Taste of Ink. Everyday customers, followers, and fans would contact us, asking to use our gallery cards for their business card so they could bi-pass the design cost and also have a…