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Your Personalised Metal Card Features


Your metal business card or metal product is available in 1 of 7 marine-grade stylish, durable and professional metal finishes:

 (left to right) Matte Black, Stainless Steel Brushed, Stainless Steel Satin, Gold Plated Brushed, Gold Plated Mirror, Copper Brushed, Rose Gold Plated

 

METAL CARD SHAPE

Our metal business cards can be made into any size you require.  The standard metal card sizes are 85mm x 54mm (3.3” x 2.2”) - the size of a credit card.

 

METAL THICKNESS

0.35mm
It is the most popular metal card thickness. It is distinctive and unique, yet thin and light with some flexibility.

0.5mm
It is a perfect mix between thin with some flexibility and heaviness, giving a more premium feel.

0.8mm
It is the thickness of a credit card. Thicker cards are often perceived as premium and luxury. A great choice for VIP and membership cards.



 
 Discover the high quality and eye-catching design features you can utilize for your custom metal business card and metal products:

STAINLESS STEEL
METAL CARD FEATURES

 

METAL FINISH

SATIN: A smooth stainless steel finish

BRUSHED: A distinctive look with an unidirectional finish. The brushing process gives the stainless steel a pattern of very fine lines parallel to the brushing direction.

 

ETCHING

Chemical etching is the technique used to precision-etch custom artwork into the stainless steel card surface. The process uses acid to etch away unwanted metal, while a photographically prepared mask (Phototool) is used to protect the metal areas that are to remain after the etching process. The etched surface will appear lighter in colour and this contrasts with the unetched surface of the card.

 

CUT THROUGH

The chemical etching process is used to etch into the same position on the front and back of the card surface. When the two areas come into contact, the piece will fall out creating a unique and visually stimulating cut through effect.

 

PRINTING

The silk-screen printing process is used to print solid spot coloured inks onto the stainless steel card surface (we will match to your specified spot colours). Each individual card is carefully screen-printed by hand.

 

SEQUENTIAL NUMBERING & PERSONALISATION

Make every card unique by number or name! Sequential numbering or personalisation can either be laser engraved or printed onto your metal card. Sequential numbering and personalisation is ideal for membership cards, invitations, dog tags, VIP cards, club cards and much more. We will ensure that your cards are numbered or personalised in your nominated numbering range, or name list. Please supply your data on a Microsoft Excel sheet when ordering.





BLACK MATTE
METAL CARD FEATURES

 

METAL FINISH

A smooth and consistent black matte anodised finish.
 

BLACK ETCHING

Chemical etching is the technique used to precision-etch custom artwork into the stainless steel card surface before the card has been anodised. The process uses acid to etch away unwanted metal, while a photographically prepared mask (Phototool) is used to protect the metal areas that are to remain after the etching process. The card is then anodised black and the etched surface will appear indented and black in colour.

 

CUT THROUGH

The chemical etching process is used to etch into the same position on the front and back of the card surface. When the two areas come into contact, the piece will fall out creating a unique and visually stimulating cut through effect.

 

SILVER LASER ENGRAVING (STAINLESS STEEL HIGHLIGHTS)

To achieve stainless steel highlights, we laser engrave (remove) the black anodised surface to expose the stainless steel colour underneath.
* Laser engraving is extremely accurate and the laser engraved areas will contrast against the black matt card surface making this process perfect for logos, design elements and text. Unlike chemical etching, laser engraving only removes a thin layer of the stainless steel material and does not create a deep deboss.

 

PRINTING

The silk-screen printing process is used to print solid spot coloured inks onto the stainless steel card surface (we will match to your specified spot colours). Each individual card is carefully screen-printed by hand.

 

SEQUENTIAL NUMBERING & PERSONALISATION

Make every card unique by number or name! Sequential numbering or personalisation can either be laser engraved or printed onto your metal card. Sequential numbering and personalisation is ideal for membership cards, invitations, dog tags, VIP cards, club cards and much more. We will ensure that your cards are numbered or personalised in your nominated numbering range, or name list. Please supply your data on a Microsoft Excel sheet when ordering.





GOLD PLATED
METAL CARD FEATURES

 

METAL FINISH

MIRROR: A smooth mirror gold finish

BRUSHED: A distinctive look with an unidirectional finish. The brushing process gives the stainless steel a pattern of very fine lines parallel to the brushing direction.

Please note: Due to the complex production process, the mirror gold finish surface can be subject to small imperfections. If this is a concern, we recommend selecting a different metal card option.
 

ETCHING

Chemical etching is the technique used to precision-etch custom artwork into the card surface. The process uses acid to etch away unwanted metal, while a photographically prepared mask (Phototool) is used to protect the metal areas that are to remain after the etching process. The etching process occurs before the card is gold plated and the finished effect is a debossed imprint.

 

CUT THROUGH

The chemical etching process is used to etch into the same position on the front and back of the card surface. When the two areas come into contact, the piece will fall out creating a unique and visually stimulating cut through effect.

 

PRINTING

The silk-screen printing process is used to print solid spot coloured inks onto the card surface (we will match to your specified spot colours). Each individual card is carefully screen-printed by hand.

 

SEQUENTIAL NUMBERING & PERSONALISATION

Make every card unique by number or name! Sequential numbering or personalisation can either be laser engraved or printed onto your metal card. Sequential numbering and personalisation is ideal for membership cards, invitations, dog tags, VIP cards, club cards and much more. We will ensure that your cards are numbered or personalised in your nominated numbering range, or name list. Please supply your data on a Microsoft Excel sheet when ordering.

 

LASER ENGRAVING

Laser engraving is the technique used to remove the top layer of the metal card surface. Laser engraving is extremely accurate and the laser engraved areas will appear a lighter colour making this process perfect for sequential numbering and personalisation. Unlike chemical etching, laser engraving only removes a thin layer of the material and does not create a deep deboss.





BRUSHED COPPER
METAL CARD FEATURES

 

METAL FINISH

A plated vintage copper brushed finish.
 

ETCHING

Chemical etching is the technique used to precision-etch custom artwork into the brass card surface. The process uses acid to etch away unwanted metal, while a photographically prepared mask (Phototool) is used to protect the metal areas that are to remain after the etching process. The etching process occurs before the card is copper plated and the finished effect is a darkened debossed imprint.

 

CUT THROUGH

The chemical etching process is used to etch into the same position on the front and back of the card surface. When the two areas come into contact, the piece will fall out creating a unique and visually stimulating cut through effect.

 

PRINTING

The silk-screen printing process is used to print solid spot coloured inks onto the card surface (we will match to your specified spot colours). Each individual card is carefully screen-printed by hand.

 

SEQUENTIAL NUMBERING & PERSONALISATION

Make every card unique by number or name! Sequential numbering or personalisation can either be laser engraved or printed onto your metal card. Sequential numbering and personalisation is ideal for membership cards, invitations, dog tags, VIP cards, club cards and much more. We will ensure that your cards are numbered or personalised in your nominated numbering range, or name list. Please supply your data on a Microsoft Excel sheet when ordering.





ROSE GOLD PLATED
METAL CARD FEATURES

 

METAL FINISH

A smooth rose gold finish

Please note: Due to the complex production process, the rose gold finish surface can be subject to small imperfections. If this is a concern, we recommend selecting a different metal card option.
 

ETCHING

Chemical etching is the technique used to precision-etch custom artwork into the card surface. The process uses acid to etch away unwanted metal, while a photographically prepared mask (Phototool) is used to protect the metal areas that are to remain after the etching process. The etching process occurs before the card is rose gold plated and the finished effect is a debossed imprint.

 

CUT THROUGH

The chemical etching process is used to etch into the same position on the front and back of the card surface. When the two areas come into contact, the piece will fall out creating a unique and visually stimulating cut through effect.

 

PRINTING

The silk-screen printing process is used to print solid spot coloured inks onto the card surface (we will match to your specified spot colours). Each individual card is carefully screen-printed by hand.

 

SEQUENTIAL NUMBERING & PERSONALISATION

Make every card unique by number or name! Sequential numbering or personalisation can either be laser engraved or printed onto your metal card. Sequential numbering and personalisation is ideal for membership cards, invitations, dog tags, VIP cards, club cards and much more. We will ensure that your cards are numbered or personalised in your nominated numbering range, or name list. Please supply your data on a Microsoft Excel sheet when ordering.

 

LASER ENGRAVING

Laser engraving is the technique used to remove the top layer of the metal card surface. Laser engraving is extremely accurate and the laser engraved areas will appear a lighter colour making this process perfect for sequential numbering and personalisation. Unlike chemical etching, laser engraving only removes a thin layer of the material and does not create a deep deboss.