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Cotton Business Cards

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How to get the most out of your business card

How to get the most out of your business card In the age of email and instant messaging, the business card remains a key feature of every executive’s arsenal. Aside from basic contact details, they can impress recipients, give an image about a company and be useful information tools. If you’re in charge of a business, then good-looking business cards will give your workers a sense of pride and investment in the company, and make…

Painted Edges

Painted edges, also known as gilded edges or edge painting is the process of applying pantone ink(s) to the side(s) of Taste of Ink Cotton or Silk Cards. Since Cotton Cards are extremely thick (42 pt), the sides have canvas space for the ink to show a true visability. Both of the cards below use the same ink color for both the gilded edges and the content of the business card.

Since gilded edges uses…


There are two types of debossing. The first type is called registered debossing. This is created by printing ink and/or foil on a cotton stock. The second form is called blind debossing. A blind deboss is one of the extra features available for letterpress printing. Debossing is a blend of vector design, custom die’s, and pressed cotton cards. Without the use of ink, the copper die strikes the cotton card leaving a deep impression. Thus,…