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How creatives use plastic business cards to stand out

[fa icon="calendar'] December 26, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, marketing, Printing & Design

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When asked to describe a business card, most people have a pretty clear image in mind ― white cardstock, a serif font, maybe a watermark. That’s because the average, run-of-the-mill business card hasn’t changed much over the past century or so.

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Designing and Printing Die Cut Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] December 26, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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If you’re looking for custom shaped business cards, then die cut might be the best choice for you. But how does die cutting work, and where can you get the best quality business cards made? We’re here to help!

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5 Examples of Spooktacular Business Cards for Halloween

[fa icon="calendar'] October 16, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, design

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If you’ve ever created special, limited-time business cards or greeting cards for the holiday season, you know that a fun and festive design can draw more attention to your brand. 

We recently looked at some beautiful fall-themed illustrations to celebrate the changing seasons, but if the golds and browns of autumn are a little too subdued for your taste, there is another way to make a timely, seasonal impression: give your brand some Halloween spirit.

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Business Card Design for Makeup Artists: Your Art Lives on Your Card

[fa icon="calendar'] September 18, 2019 / by Angel Lozano posted in Business cards, design, Illustration

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Aesthetics reign supreme in the beauty industry, and first impressions matter. When clients are deciding who to book, they want to see creativity, artistic talent, and a sense of style that jives with their own — and there’s no better place to look than on a business card.

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Adding Hand-Drawn Design Elements: Finding the Right Balance For Your Brand

[fa icon="calendar'] August 28, 2019 / by Angel Lozano posted in Business cards, branding, design

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Design doesn’t have to be daunting, even for people who lack a formal design background. Well executed, hand-drawn logos on business cards create a rich, highly personal look that can help define a brand. They can be light, whimsical, and welcoming, or they can be abstract, moody, or stripped down to the basics — it all depends on your inspiration. Paired with the right typography and layout, hand-drawn ink illustrations can tap into an emotional experience, not unlike the illustrations in your favorite family cookbook. 

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7 Things We’ve Learned by Making Artists’ Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] August 21, 2019 / by Russell Collins posted in Business cards, design

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Over the past twenty years, we’ve helped hundreds of artists and creative professionals bring their wild and innovative ideas to life. With that experience comes a wealth of valuable knowledge about what it really takes to execute a creative vision.

Here are our seven biggest takeaways: 

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Trending Fun Fonts to Inspire Your Business Card Designs

[fa icon="calendar'] August 14, 2019 / by Russell Collins posted in Business cards, design

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Business card design and typography trends vary from industry to industry, but the information on them is almost always the same — company name, signature (i.e. your name), contact information, and maybe a tagline to bring your messaging home.

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Bold, Bright Color Palettes that Remind Us of Summer

[fa icon="calendar'] August 7, 2019 / by Russell Collins posted in Business cards, design

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Certain visual elements will always make it feel like summer. A meadow full of daisies in bloom, cotton candy sunsets, an umbrella perched up on a sizzling sand dune — this is the look and feel of summer. What can designers do to connect a brand with this good vibe?

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Silkcards Rebrand: Unveiled

[fa icon="calendar'] April 16, 2019 / by Henry Fan posted in Business cards, design

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Friends,

I’m overjoyed to announce that we’ve launched a new look. Check out the new website and our brand refresh here: https://4colorprint.com/.

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Paper Type and Card Stock: How to Choose the Best Business Card Stock

[fa icon="calendar'] April 9, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, design

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Business cards are highly visual, but smart designers know the power that comes from going beyond looks alone and engaging with touch using paper weight and texture.

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