Print Tutorials


Print projects can become challenging to tackle. That’s why we’ve created Print Tutorials. We’ll cover common questions and concerns, from learning the best CMYK Black Builds to setting up Full Service EDDM® Postcards files. Whether you need a quick refresher or are ready to learn something new, our Print Tutorials is the blog to beat.

Which is the Best Business Card for You and Your Business

At Primo Print, we offer a variety of business cards to choose from including silk business cards, foil business cards, matte business cards and linen business cards.

So, you’re thinking about printing business cards for you and your business. That’s great, because research shows that business cards continue to be one of the best marketing tools for any business. The majority of business professionals have a business card, and they’re often the first item exchanged when meeting with potential clients and vendors. […]

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So, you’re thinking about printing business cards for you and your business. That’s great, because research shows that business cards continue to be one of the best marketing tools for any business. The majority of business professionals have a business card, and they’re often the first item exchanged when meeting with potential clients and vendors. It’s the first opportunity to make a positive and strong first impression.

At Primoprint, we are happy to provide you a large variety of business cards options to choose from, including Silk business cards, Foil business cards, Matte business cards,  Linen business cards and more. We continue to update our products, so there will be plenty of printing options to guarantee your custom cards creates a lasting impression for you and your brand.

Below, you’ll find a few of business cards with different printing options, making these cards truly unique. Want to see more? Take a look at all the other printing options for business cards.

We're excited to announce New Painted Edge Business Card Colors

Enhance the look of your business card by including stamped foil. Select from Gold, Silver, Black, Green, Blue, Red, Pink and Copper.

Silk Laminated Business Card with Prink Stamped Foil and Spot UV Printed by Primo Print.

  • Silk Laminated Business Card with Pink Stamped Foil and Spot UV.
  • Rounded Corners.

It contains three layers of ultra premium uncoated card stock that are glued together for a combined thickness of 32PT.

This silky smooth lamination is tear and water resistant and prevents chipping and cracking along the edge of the cards. Our silk business cards with spot UV are available in a variety of dimensions with standard or round corners.

SEE ALSO: Mask File Setup Tutorial

Traditional white linen business cards are printed full color (CMYK) single (4/0) or double sided (4/4) on 100LB cover uncoated white linen and are available in a variety of dimensions.

The Velvet Laminated Business card is a creamy, soft-touch cards are sure to be attention grabbing, while remaining strong and durable.

Enhance your business card with gold inline foil.

SEE ALSO: Inline Foil – Get Noticed with This Beautiful Print Option

Uncoated business card printed by Primo Print.

SEE ALSO: Which is Best for You; Coated or Uncoated Card Stock

We’re excited to announce our new product; 22PT gloss laminated business card and 22PT gloss laminated postcard. Our new gloss laminated cards are printed on thick 16PT C2S card stock before receiving a super glossy 3 mil lamination that brings the total thickness of this card to 22PT!

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Learn How to Include Spot UV on Your Printed Products

Applying spot UV to your business card or postcard is a popular added feature. We have created a spot UV tutorial to help you through the process to ensure the files are correct.

Applying Spot UV (also referred to as Spot Gloss or Spot Varnish) to your business card or postcard is a popular added feature. We have created a Spot UV tutorial to help you through the process to ensure the files are correct. Once we print the product, we apply a clear glossy UV Coating to select areas […]

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Applying Spot UV (also referred to as Spot Gloss or Spot Varnish) to your business card or postcard is a popular added feature. We have created a Spot UV tutorial to help you through the process to ensure the files are correct. Once we print the product, we apply a clear glossy UV Coating to select areas of the card such as logos, photos or even as a blind pattern to create highlights, contrast and dimension.

What is Spot Gloss?

Take a look at our Spot UV video tutorial as it explains how to create mask files for business cards and postcards.

If you’re interested in applying Spot UV, it’s offered on a variety of our business cards and postcard printing options. If you would like to learn more information or find out if Spot UV is ideal for your print design, please contact us.

If you need help designing your next print project, our graphic designers can help.

You can learn additional benefits on why you should use Spot UV by reading a previous blog here.

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Which is Best For You: Coated or Uncoated Card Stock?

Selecting the appropriate stock for your print materials can be overwhelming if you’re not familiar with the paper stock. We have describe the difference between uncoated and coated paper

We understand selecting the best print product can be challenging if you’re not familiar with the paper stocks. One question that is often asked is which card stock is best for my print design: coated or uncoated? Well, below we have a brief description of the two: Uncoated and Coated card stock. Coated Paper Stock Coated […]

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We understand selecting the best print product can be challenging if you’re not familiar with the paper stocks. One question that is often asked is which card stock is best for my print design: coated or uncoated? Well, below we have a brief description of the two: Uncoated and Coated card stock.

Coated Paper Stock

Coated paper is going to have a matte or glossy finish. This type of paper is usually very smooth and offers a slight shine, potentially offering a high shine. Either way, this type of paper will have a great effect on the appearance of your printed material as it can improve the brightness. By selecting a Coated paper stock, it’s more resistant to wear and tear, water, and dirt, allowing your printed materials looking crisp and professional. This type of stock decreases the amount of ink that’s absorbed by the paper and how the ink bleeds into the paper.

This is desirable when wanting to receive a sharp and crisp image, because the ink stays on top of the paper and will not bleed, which can reduce the sharpness of the printed material. Keep in mind that with a coating, it’s more difficult to write on by using a pen or pencil. For example, sometimes people like to write on the back of a printed business card, and by having a coating, it makes it a little more difficult.

Keep in mind, with a coating it’s more difficult to write on by using a pen or pencil. For example, sometimes people like to write on the back of a printed business card and by having a coating makes it a little more difficult.

  • Coated Business Card

Coated postcard printed by Primo Print.

  • Coated Postcard

Uncoated Paper Stock

Selecting uncoated generally allows more ink to be absorbed, and it’s not as smooth as coated paper. Uncoated card stock is often used for printing envelopes and business letterhead that often require an elegant and classy look. Some examples include real estate brochures, business stationery, restaurant menus, school bookmarks and college booklets. Keep in mind that the colors will appear differently when printed on Uncoated paper vs. Coated paper. Since they allow you to easily write on, you can see below this Uncoated postcard provides fields for customers to write their name and comments on.

Uncoated postcard printed by Primoprint.

Uncoated business card printed by Primoprint.

If you have any questions or need advice on which paper stock would be best for you and your business, please contact one of our customer service representatives as they will be happy to assist you by fill out the contact form. If you still have questions about which paper stock and finishes may be best for you and your business, complete our sample request form, and we’ll send you fee samples.

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Why Selecting the Right Paper is Important

Deciding which paper to use for your premium business cards, flyers, brochures and other business printed materials can be difficult. The weight of the paper plays a big role in which type you should use for the job.

Deciding which paper to use for your premium business cards, flyers, brochures and other business printed materials can be difficult. The weight of the paper plays a big role in which type you should use for the job. Read on to learn more about selecting the right paper for your print job. Why is the […]

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Deciding which paper to use for your premium business cards, flyers, brochures and other business printed materials can be difficult. The weight of the paper plays a big role in which type you should use for the job.

Read on to learn more about selecting the right paper for your print job.

Why is the Type of Paper Important?

The type of paper you choose to print on influences several things, including:

  • Perception of your business
  • Printability and reproduction quality
  • Cost to mail the product
  • Durability
  • Appearance and feel of the paper

All of these aspects should be considered when choosing the right paper.

Color and Brightness

Color is almost as important as the type and weight of the paper you choose. White is the most popular color, but off-white is a great choice as well because it has less glare. Most novels and manuals use off-white paper.

The brightness of paper is a measurement of how much light it reflects. Generally, paper reflects between 60% and 90% of light. Brightness has a major affect on readability – the higher the level of brightness, the harder it is to read the document (bright paper also contributes to eye strain). On the other hand, low brightness can make the document look blurry.

Coating

Choose from either coated or uncoated paper; make this decision carefully, since the coating is what will affect the feel of the product. Coated products can have coating on either one or both sides; options include gloss, silk, matte and semi-matte. If you’re printing artwork or photos, any coating is fine with the exception of matte.

When deciding on the paper, below are a few questions you may want to ask yourself:

  • What is the final product? Are you making a book, posters, business cards, brochures, flyers etc?
  • What type of impression do you want to make with the document? Does it need to feel solid or is it okay if it doesn’t? Do you want a traditional product or something more creative and unique, such as letterpress?
  • How durable does the product need to be? A book, for example, should be more durable than a business card; a business card should be more durable than a special event flyer.
  • What’s going on the printed document? Is it going to be text-heavy or are you going to include photos?

Show off your design with stamped foil and Spot UV. Printed by Primoprint.The best way to go about choosing the right paper for your print job is to ask. Feel free to visit our support center or complete our contact form, and we’ll be happy to answer your printing questions.

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