CUSTOM BUSINESS CARDS | NYC
Publicide specializes in custom business cards. Our on-site specialty print capabilities include letterpress, foil stamping, offset printing, embossing, duplexing, laminating and edge treatments. With all those options our service also includes helping our customers figure out what processes will work best for their unique designs. If you have a design but no custom printing specs yet, send through your artwork and let us identify several ways to produce your artwork at different price points. The appeal of custom business cards is that each design is given its own specification and with over 40,000 custom specs (and counting) we’re sure we can find the best combination of paper, press and finishing to make your cards a knockout. Keep in mind that custom specs are always more expensive than standard, so if you have a budget in mind please let us know! We aren’t great at guessing your budget but we are great at figuring out how to fit it!
Printing custom business cards allows us to offer our many capabilities in combination with each other. Some of the samples you’ll see in the slideshow and in the custom printing section of the site use 3 or 4 (or more!) different machines and techniques to create the final product. With this in mind, you’ll understand why it’s tough to give a ballpark price for any project without knowing the extent of work to be done. We don’t have a price list but we will be happy to draw up specs or use your existing specs to make an estimate for your project.
PAPER AND PRINT OPTIONS
It can be very complicated to move a visual idea from the computer screen onto paper, which is why we keep lots of different printing equipment at our Manhattan Shop location. Some custom business cards require letterpress, foil stamping or embossing, while others use offset or digital printing. And for business cards requiring a little bit of everything, we offer custom finishing with extra thickness, laminates, edge painting and diecutting.
Beyond the complexities of machine operations, Publicide offers a wide variety of different custom business card paper stocks. We keep a selection of luxury and European papers on the floor for rush work, and have a large vendor network to supply us with the latest and most exotic paper specifications. Mohawk and Monadnock Papers are local favorites, along with far-flung options from Colorplan, Gmund and Gruppo Cordenons.
PRICING + PRODUCTION NOTES
Pricing for custom business cards is based on quantity, paper type, and the number of processes and machines that will be used in creating your order. More elaborate print specs cost considerably more than standard orders, so it’s important to get your quote before proceeding. Production time varies with order complexity and our seasonal workload but our elastic schedule allows for very fast rush prints when required, though rush charges apply. Turnaround time is calculated from the date of PDF proof approval. If your project has a hard due-date please let us know when making your request. Email us with your design file or specs to receive a custom quote for your custom business card project. All projects must have a quote number to proceed. We offer scheduled meetings at our Manhattan Print Shop but prefer to send preliminary pricing before scheduling so that we can all start off on the same page.
Some custom business card specs are available for rush printing service. To inquire about a custom card job, please email artwork, print specifications and desired completion date ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we’re able to accommodate your schedule we will reply with pricing and additional costs for the rush. Rush printing is one of our specialties but please be aware that every moment counts in a rush print schedule. Some jobs will require additional shifts and weekend work to finish on time so the price can be significantly higher than jobs on a regular schedule.