Color Printing on White Metal Business Cards
A great way to make your cards really stand out, is to use our Silkscreen Printing. We use special ink, made for metal, and in most cases we can surface etch the cards first, then apply the ink into the recession so it is ultra resilient! To set this up, just ensure each color is not touching other colors! We call this etch + fill.
Silkscreen Printing is (1) one solid color – like on t-shirts and old posters. If you want to print shadows, gradients, and fades use full color (CMYK) printing.
Can we print in full color (CMYK) on White Metal Cards?
We absolutely can, and our White Metal Business Cards are the best surface for this! If you want to print a photo, gradients, or any JPG, GIF, PNG, etc. that is not vector art, this is how we do it!
Note that our full color is on a hard metal surface, so it comes out more like an old magazine – paper absorbs ink to blend it smooth, and then generally a UV gloss or matte / satin finish is applied over it, which we can’t reproduce photo quality prints in metal for this. With that said, our full color printing has a great look and feel, and is high quality – with a slight industrial, old school craftsman feel. You can request full color samples here!
How do you define your colors for metal cards – RGB, CMYK, HEX, Pantone®?
We can help you convert any color to get the right match – in our cart, we have an easy color selector for the HEX code, but for our printing world we do prefer to use Pantone® color codes. The company has a well put together book online you can order, so you can see on printed paper what the color looks like (rather than on your digital screen. All screens will show colors differently, and many today shift colors for the room around you!)
Send us your Pantone® color in the order notes if you have it, or we’ll be happy to help you select the right color from a HEX, RGB, or CMYK code!