A metallic wolf is the focus of these letterpress business cards.
With a name like Pixiwooh! it’s hard to imaging a business card without a wolf themed design. Pixiwooh! is a creative agency located in Rixensart, Belgium that focuses on web and print media design. The team behind Pixiwooh!, Laetitia and Margaux, came to us to print their business cards which included a silver metallic edge color.
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The cards were printed up on larger sheets (4up) shown above left and right.
3D Stereoscopic Photo (cross eyes until images overlap)
Since the paper used was only 100lb. cover stock, we decided to print first and then duplex. This process allows us to create a nice impression on each side without having to deal with bruising from double-sided printing.
The front of the cards features the wolf logo for Pixiwooh and their name. Silver metallic ink doesn’t print shinny like a metallic foil, but it does create a subtle shimmer that has a unique look. Silver foil is actually reflective, like the foil on the invites we printed for CareCloud (Using foil to create a unique finish).
If you want to see this shimmer we suggest designing with areas of larger coverage (like the wolf) to help highlight the effect.
On the back of the business cards we printed their contact information using the same metallic silver ink. Using colored paper can be tricky with lettepress, since light colors don’t print well on dark stock. That being said, silver is one of a few ink colors that shows up well along with gold, black, and transparent white ink.
We used French’s Dur-O-Tone 100# cover (Steel Gray) for the stock.
After duplexing the cards were almost equivalent in thickness to 220lb. lettra.
Here’s a look at the finished cards with silver edge coloring.
The fine text also reproduces nicely on the back of their business cards.
Since these were printed on a 10×15 Heidelberg Windmill, we skip fed the fronts to ensure that the wolves printed as a nice solid.
These photos really highlight how slick the silver metallic edge coloring is. The silver edges tie in the silver ink used on the front and back of the cards. These pictures must be worth well more than a thousand words.
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