Sunday, December 4, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Hair Design Plastic VIP Membership Cards

Our business card of the day was created by our professional design team for Hair Design by AvanteGarde. The design is sophisticated, simple & professional, showcasing interior shots of the salon. 

This membership card is printed on a premium, thick 30mil PVC plastic with rounded corners. A scannable magnetic stripe on the back side is used for redeeming member rewards.
Everything you could possibly desire in a plastic VIP card. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NEW: Inline Cold Foiling for Business Cards, Flyers & More.

Pretty exciting stuff. We've offered traditional hot foil stamping for the last couple years, but it has several limitations. No gradients, no half-tones, occasionally inaccurate registrations and it's much more expensive to produce based on the # of colors. 

With traditional hot foil stamping you are charged per foil color, per side. With our amazing new inline cold foiling process we can produce unlimited foil colors at no extra charge!

Inline Cold Foiling gives you a wide range of CMYK colors with a sparkling foil finish and an ideal reflection that is priced to give you a true competitive advantage. State-of-the-art features allow you to produce large solid areas as well as reversed out areas of foil. You can produce foiled half tones, gradients and have multiple colors in foil on the same design. The design possibilities are endless. 

What is COLD FOIL? This NEW full color foil printing process allows you to add metallic, foil effect to any part of the card! We print using CMYK full color process over the foil paper to create the ultimate business card with multi-color metallic qualities. 

Very cool. There are so many limitations with hot foil stamping, this new cold foil process opens up so many new possibilities. 

For more information or to place an order,
Cold Foil Business Cards

Monday, November 28, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Black Gold Foil Cards

Sometimes simple is best. For this upscale nightclub, we employed a classic, elegant look. 

Gold on black. Timeless. Sophisticated. Note the highly reflective gold foil. Classy yet flashy. 

We used a traditional hot foil stamping process for maximum contrast & ultimate metallic shine.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Hair & Skin Clinic Flip Lenticular Card

This lenticular business card showcases before and after images for a laser skin & hair clinic. It is an extremely effective marketing piece, full color offset printed for maximum impact. A simple turn of the wrist flips from one image to the next. Our lenticular cards are available now at a fantastic pricepoint.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Specialized Emergency Training Metal Cards

This metal business card features an eye-catching, custom die-cut logo. The sliver crescent moon is very precise but we are able to expertly die cut almost anything.
Die Cut Metal Business Cards

Our sophisticated metal cards are printed on real copper with your choice of silver or gold finish. The sleek, brushed metal finish further delineates the background from the text and logo brilliantly. A splash of red adds even more excitement & flair to this stellar design.
Metal Card Prepress Proof

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Tribeca Hair Salon

This classy, stylish business card design was created for a chic hair salon in Tampa, FL. Elements of the salon's website were incorporated into the look. We also included professional photos of real salon clients for a personalized, custom flair. We designed and printed business cards for each stylist & staff member as well as the general salon appointment cards.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Millionaire Entertainment Plastic Cards

These plastic business cards are all about the flash and the flair. The Millionaire Logo & the CEO's name feature a shiny bling effect and the Playboy and MTV logos are embellished with silver metallic foil. Showstopper!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Thistle Spot UV Business Cards

This business card design employs a simple script font for the company name and a "Blind Spot UV" process for the feminine flourishes. Blind spot UV means there is no actual printing in these areas, they are highlighted strictly with UV gloss. Simple, elegant, smashing. This card announces itself with professionalism and style.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Band Crashers Metal Business Cards

Band Crashers Metal Card Design & Printing by Cutting Edge

The Front

The Back

This incredibly attractive metal business card features a streamlined custom die cut. The logo is spot printed on metal, creating a smooth look contrasting the mottled background texture. The back side of the card is all smooth, printed with black & gray spot inks. It also features a unique QR code for easy scanning by barcode readers or cellphones. Classy, sophisticated and progressive, these metal cards make a permanent impression.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Business Card of the Day: The NaSae Group Embossed Foil Cards

Simple yet elegant. The silver foiled, embossed logo creates an opulent, classy look. The stock is black matte finish silk card stock, creating a fantastic contrast with the foil & embossing. Corporate & flashy all at the same time, this card screams WOW Factor.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Let's Crystal It Bling Glitter Business Cards

This flashy design is quite fitting: it was created for a Swarovski Crystal cell phone accessory website. This "bling" business required an elaborate business card. Our unique Bling Business Cards were a perfect choice, adding a glittery effect to their business cards. Bling Glitter Dusting is Spot UV processed twice. We Spot UV, then add glitter, and lastly add another layer of Spot UV. Bling Glitter also has a raised effect.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Business Card of the Day: RS Group Full Color Glossy Card

Fantastic corporate look with a contemporary twist, this card is a popular choice with real estate agents for obvious reasons. Red, black & gold are classic corporate colors and the stylish "swoosh effect" brings a touch of panache to the design. A gorgeous head shot of the realtor is elegantly watermarked behind the red and black curves. The back directs potential clients to the realtor's website.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Mind & Body Reiki with Red Hot Foil Stamping

These are custom business cards we designed for Mind & Body Reiki. The attractive, flowing logo on the front of the card is accentuated with red hot foil. We accented the stylish flourish on the back with real orange foil stamping. The shiny metallic foils are offset against a matte silky texture stock for a touch of class. Using a super-thick 16pt card stock, your cards will definitely stand out from the crowd.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Affordable Online Printing

Cheaper. Better. Faster.

Our new site,, is targeting those customers who prefer to design their own printing, using fast, pre-made templates.

Cutting Edge Print is in direct competition with today’s popular online template printing companies, including vistaprint, psprint, 123print, gotprint, psprint, overnightprints & 48hourprint. What sets us apart is the same extremely high quality printed products you’ve come to expect from our custom site, but now at an even more affordable pricepoint.

Unlike many other online DIY printers who sell cheap, flimsy card stocks, we offer your choice of premium, thick, glossy full color offset printing on 14pt or 16pt card stocks for business cards,  plastic cards, metal cards, stickers, magnets, postcards, door hangers, bookmarks and presentation folders. Brochures, sell sheets and posters are printed on 100lb book. Letterhead & envelopes are printed on premium bright white heavy bond 70lb paper. Plastic cards are printed on 30 mil PVC plastic. We offer absolutely the highest quality printed materials at the most affordable prices online!
How do I set up files for printing?
Here's a video that explains how to design your own business cards online.
Our DIY templates make things easy for you and are already set up to print-quality. If you prefer designing your own cards and wish to upload them, please use one of our design templates. All files must be high-resolution (minimum 300dpi), in CMYK mode with 3/16" bleed.

What if I don't see any templates I like? Do you have designers who can create a custom card?
Absolutely. We design cards & marketing materials 100% custom every single day. Please visit our original custom site to get started.

How long will my cards take to print?
We have one of the fastest turnaround times in the business with most products shipping in 48 hours. Overnight printing is available for most products at an additional charge. We have extremely fast shipping to the United States & Canada with 6 printing locations across the country.

What products are currently available with the online DIY templates?
Full Color Business Cards
Plastic Business Cards
Door Hangers
8.5x11” Letterhead
8.5x14” Letterhead
4x6” Postcards
5x7” Postcards
5.5x8.5” Postcards

Discount printing is a smart choice in our tough economy. But cheaper prices don’t mean we skimp on the quality. Our inexpensive, value-priced cards are still produced on thick 16pt card stock with your choice of UV glossy coating or matte finish. You can also add rounded corners for a minimal charge. Get a premium look at an extremely affordable price. In addition, our online template printing ship just as fast (or faster) than our custom orders. Because we skip over the time-consuming design process, your cards or marketing materials will be produced & shipped even more quickly. Most orders ship in 48 hours, or choose overnight printing/shipping options for even faster turnarounds.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Business Card of the Day: Vandenberg Animated Lenticular Card

This client is the fire chief at the Vandenberg Fire Department @ Vandenberg AFB in CA. He wanted a business card design that was big, bold, flashy and directly demonstrates all the danger, drama and excitement of being a fireman. We designed the card using actual video footage of a fireball blasting forth towards the viewer. We exported the footage to individual frames and re-animated them to create this unique and dynamic lenticular piece.

Specialty Postcards: Custom Options for Innovative Flyer Printing

So Why Postcards?

Postcards are one of the most versatile & underrated marketing pieces available. They can be used as a hand-out flyer or a direct mail piece. 4x6" mailers have the most affordable postage rates and generate "heat" and countless sales leads.

So when you have that one chance to make a first impression, will you go cheap & generic or win new customers with that "wow factor"?

What Options Are Available?

Card Stock:

  • Linen (100lb cover textured stock)

  • Silky (Silk texture on a 16pt stock)

  • Premium 16pt Paper Stock (most common)

  • PVC Plastic

  • Clear or Frosted PVC Plastic

  • Waterproof 100lb book

  • 3D Lenticular Lens

    Color Options:

  • 4/4: Full Color or 4-color on both sides

  • 4/1: Full Color Front, B&W Back

  • 4/0: Full Color Front, Blank Back

  • Metallic Ink: Adds unlimited metallic spot colors to your full color print.

  • Foils: Adds real metallic foil stamping to your flyers.

    Gloss Options:

  • Matte: Uncoated or non-glossy finish.

  • UV Coating: High-gloss laminate which is added postpress.

  • Spot UV: Adds Gloss UV coating only to specific areas, such as logos or text.

  • Aqueous Coating: Similar to UV coating but a lighter semi-gloss. 

  • Types of Postcards, Flyers & Mailers

    So now that we've examined the various different options available for your flyers, let's take a moment to look at all the specialty postcards that are currently available.

    3D Lenticular or Holographic Postcards
    3D Lenticular (commonly referred to as holographic) printing offers real 3-dimensional, animated effects, including: 3D Depth, Flip, Animation, Zoom & Morph. Wow your potential clients with this exciting technology.

    Clear Plastic PostcardsFlyers printed on a clear PVC plastic set you apart from your competition.

    Die Cut Postcards
    If you want something truly unique, die-cut postcards are for you. The sky's the limit, these postcards can be die cut into any shape you desire.

    Foil Postcards
    Postcards with a splash of metallic hot foil stamping add a touch of flash & class.

    Full Color Postcards
    The Gold Standard. Affordable full color offset postcards, typically printed on a premium 16pt card stock.

    Frosted Plastic Postcards
    Much like our clear flyers but with a semi-opaque finish to make your text & graphics "pop".

    Glossy Postcards
    Full Color Postcards with a super-glossy laminate UV Coating. Shiny & Slick.

    Linen Postcards
    Full Color Postcards on a textured 100lb linen stock.

    Matte Finish Postcards
    Uncoated, full color flyers... without the gloss.

    Metallic Ink Flyers
    Unlimited color, double-sided, metallic ink postcards on thick 16pt uncoated stock.

    Oversized Postcards
    When you really want to make an impression, upgrade to more "real estate" with a larger 5.5x8.5" postcard.

    Plastic Postcards
    Real plastic postcards on a thick 20mil PVC stock. Plain paper stock just can't compare to plastic.

    Silk Postcards
    Silk stock creates a classy, textured look & feel that is simply unmatched.

    Spot UV Postcards
    Relatively unknown but growing in popularity, Spot UV adds a shiny gloss to specific areas of your mailer, such as logos & text.

    Thick Postcards
    Many postcards are printed on thin 100lb or 12pt stock. Upgrade to a truly impressive 16pt stock to stand out from the crowd.

    Waterproof Postcards
    Don't be scared of the rain or extreme weather conditions, your cards will survive it all. Waterproof postcards are perfect for national & international mailings.

    Stand Out From The Crowd.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Coolest Business Card EVER.

    "'Let's see Paul Allen's card.' Look at that subtle off-white coloring.
    The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark!"
    - American Psycho
    Classic Scene. But now we're taking business cards to a whole new level. Just take a look at one of our latest metal business card creations, printed on real copper with a silver finish.
    Custom Metal Business Card
    This masterpiece was created for Ricman Manufacturing, a machining company based in the Bay Area. These gears are actually die-cut with "safe rounded corners" using cutting edge laser etching. Lasers, man!

    Note the highly reflective, shiny metal service. Very sexy. 
    Silver Reflective Metal Card
    The gear theme extends to the back of the card for continuity and a touch of class.
    Our 100% custom, cool & affordable metal business cards are now available for purchase. Take your brand identity to the next level!
    Metal Business Card Printer

    Monday, May 30, 2011

    Business Card of the Day: The Venue with Gold Foil & Spot UV Coating

    Cool, elegant, attractive business card with hot foil stamping in gold around "The Venue" logo. Gorgeous flourishes are highlighted using our Spot Gloss UV Coating. This card uses an innovative technique called Blind Spot UV where there's no actual printing, all flourishes are accented in gloss. The contrast between the gloss & matte finish on the card is simply stunning.

    Saturday, May 28, 2011

    Business Card of the Day: Clear Plastic Business Card

    Very cool clear plastic card with contrasting black & clear sections. Clear cards are completely transparent, except printed areas which are semi-opaque. 
    Clear Plastic Business Card Printing

    Saturday, May 21, 2011

    Unique Business Cards

    Business Cards. They've existed since the 15th century. We've all seen our share of plain, boring b&w business cards.

    So you want to stand out from the crowd... but maybe you don't even know where to start.

    So in today's competitive marketplace, how can you maintain your edge?

    Start Fresh with Specialty Business Cards
    Throw away your old boring cards!
    How many business cards have you disposed of in the past year? Hundreds? Thousands?

    But every once in awhile, you see a card that demands your attention.

    So how can you produce a business card that exemplifies excellence and professionalism? It often takes a bit of research. In this lens, I will attempt to explain the different types of specialty printing now available to your business. I will also provide direct sources for specialty printing to save you the time and effort involved in creating a business card masterpiece.

    So how thick should your business cards be?
    Card Stocks Explained
    The most common card stocks available are 100lb, 10pt, 12pt, 14pt and 16pt. 100lb book is the equivalent of a 10pt card stock. There are even thicker printed stocks available, such as 30mil PVC plastic. 30mil translates to a 30pt stock, which is an extremely heavy card stock.
    So, would you rather make your first impression with a flimsy, disposable card or a heavy, durable card?

    thick business card gives the impression of strength and longevity. This is a representation of your company. You can also say a flimsy card symbolizes a weak, impermanent or fly-by-night business.

    Personally, I always recommend a 14pt stock or preferably a 16pt card stock. The price difference between a cheap 100lb or 10pt stock and a much heavier 16pt stock is negligible, but the difference in feel and marketing value is immeasurable.

    30mil Plastic Cards are also an amazing investment, but a bit more costly. These extremely heavy, durable plastics offer the same thickness as a credit card and many similar options are available, such as magnetic stripes, barcoding, signature panels, variable data, scratch-offs with pin numbering, embossed sequential numbering and holographic foils. Many marketers are willing to justify the added expense for a truly impressive credit card style thickness.

    Types of Unique Business Cards

    So now that we've examined the benefits of premium business cards, let's take a moment to look at the different types of specialty business cards available:
    3D Lenticular Holographic Business Cards
    3D Lenticular (often referred to as hologram) printing offers real 3-dimensional, animated effects, including: 3D Depth, Flips, Animations, Zooms & Morphs.
    Clear Plastic Business Cards
    Clear plastic cards are visually appealing & as thick as a credit card.
    Die-Cut Business Cards
    Full color, custom, die cut business cards - the only limit is your imagination.
    Embossed Business Cards
    Enjoy the priceless marketing tool of embossed cards on premium 16pt silky texture card stock. Printing on one side is recommended as the opposite side will be indented or debossed.
    Foil Business Cards
    Real shiny hot foil stamping on silky business cards.
    Folding Business Cards
    Full color, photo-realistic foldover cards with custom graphic design services.
    Frosted Plastic Business Cards
    Frosted Plastic Cards: similar to a clear card but with a classy semi-opaque look. Text & Graphics "pop".
    Full Color Business Cards
    The affordable gold standard. Full color cards in your choice of matte or gloss.
    Glitter "Bling Effect" Business Cards
    Shiny, sparkly, glitter, bling business cards. Spot UV double-processed with glitter creates an exciting effect.
    Glossy Business Cards
    Custom business card printing with super-glossy UV Coating.
    Gold Pearl Plastic Cards
    Plastic Cards with a shiny gold pearlescent surface.
    Linen Business Cards
    Enjoy the priceless marketing tool of cards on premium 100lb uncoated linen book textured card stock.
    Matte Business Cards
    Custom full color, photo-realistic matte finish business cards. More subtle than UV gloss.
    Metal Business Cards
    Real copper or aluminum metal business cards in silver or gold with your choice of die-cuts and colors.
    Metallic Ink Business Cards
    Unlimited color, double-sided, metallic color business cards on thick 16pt uncoated stock.
    Plastic Business Cards
    Enjoy the priceless marketing tool of 30mil plastic cards, as thick as a credit card
    Round Corner Business Cards
    Custom, full color business cards with rounded corners.
    Silky Business Cards
    Full color business cards with a unique silky texture.
    Silver Pearl Plastic Business Cards
    Silver pearl plastic business cards with a shiny pearlescent coating.
    Spot UV Business Cards
    You choose where you want the glossy UV coating to go. Accent a logo or graphic of your choice. Not very well-known but an extremely attractive option.
    Vertical Business Card Printing
    Custom vertical portrait business card printing and graphic design services.
    Waterproof Business Cards
    Full color waterproof business cards on durable 10pt stock.
    Business Card Magnets
    Thick, glossy, custom full color business card magnets on 17pt.
    Business Card Stickers
    Glossy Business Card Sticker Printing.

    The Future of Business Cards is NOW.

    Professional marketers are always looking for new ways to stand apart from the plain, the mundane and the boring. Nondescript, one-color business cards & flyers are quickly going the way of the Dodo Bird. From foils to plastics to metals, printing is moving into the 21st century.

    Making premium, specialty printing a part of your marketing plan is a wise decision.