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Specialty Printing

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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…

Layer Cards

Taste of Ink invented Layer Cards. Currently, layer cards are thick business cards designed and printed for clients everyday. It’s a card type that integrates specialty options, two card stocks, adhesive, and custom dies. Layer cards are a silk card product that creates a 3-dimensional aspect to the design and printed piece. This marketing product is completely custom and can be upgraded with decorative color foil, spot gloss highlights, and metallic inks. It has truly…

Tear-Off Cards

Taste of Ink designed and printed tear-off cards in early 2009 and spent the rest of the year perfecting the process. In 2010, Taste of Ink opened the door for everyone to enjoy the incredible printed piece. Tear-off cards are created by combining two card stocks together with adhesive. One of the card stocks is die-cut (perforated) to allow for the tear. This marketing product is completely custom and can be upgraded with decorative color…

Debossing

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,…