Print Finishing for Your Business Card

Business card print finishing, kaizen print

With lifted restrictions it won’t be long before we are mingling again at job fairs, exhibitions, trade shows and any other networking event.  Therefore, now is the perfect time to talk about business cards.  Instead of focussing on what is on the card, let’s talk about the card’s finish.  Sure the contact information will be the most important element.  However, the print finishing you select can have a huge impact and adds to the overall impression you leave on your card’s recipients.  Avoid having your card end up in the bin and take some time to familiarise yourself with the printing options available and make the right impression.

The business card is a compact, handy and mighty marketing tool for you and your business.  Your card should be good and compelling enough for people to take and hang on to.  The print finishing for your business card is a reflection of your business’ core values and objectives.  The right business card can create the perfect impression when given out.

Kaizen Print Business Card Print Finishing

Kaizen Print is a trusted printer based in Belfast.  We have a range of personalised business cards.  Let’s look at the variety of print options available to you and what they can say about you and your business.

Print Finishing – Paper Options


Silk card stock is our most popular.  This card stock features great colour replication and vibrancy.  In addition to looking polished, silk cards have a silky feel to them.  Our silk cards are the first and only choice for many of our customers due to their sleek look and feel.


Uncoated business cards are growing in popularity.  They are perfect for those looking for a more traditional feel to their business cards.  Uncoated cards are digitally printed and provide beautiful muted tones.  These cards are the true representation of the classical business card.


Kraft cards are a relatively new addition to the business card assortment.  They are made from a recycled card stock and for this reason their popularity is gaining in momentum.  They are perfect if you are looking for bespoke rustic, yet with a traditional feel, business cards.  However, due to their recycled nature, there will be colour variations in the paper and the printing.  In other words, no two sheets are identical.  Therefore, all your Kraft business cards will be unique, even amongst themselves!

Print Finishing – Lamination Options

When it comes to the lamination of your business card, Kaizen Print offers you the option of matt or gloss.  Here is a look into what each option means for your business card.

Matt Lamination

Matt lamination produces a velvety texture to your business card.  This finish also softens the contrast of the darker colours, giving a softer, more understated look.  In other words, matt lamination is the classic traditional finish for the business card.  Therefore, this lamination is the most common choice for our business card customers.

Gloss Lamination

Gloss lamination features a shiny, almost glossy, appearance.  This enhances the colour and vibrancy of the ink on your business card.  Therefore, this gloss lamination will catch the eye with high contrast colours and the sheen.  In addition, the card will feel smooth and fingers will glide right across.

An additional finish option for your business card concerns the corners.  Why stick with the regular finish only to be subjected to the same dog-eared fate as the rest of the business cards.  Rounded corners are perfect for reducing the wear and tear of the card’s corners.  In addition, rounded corners provide for easy and smooth access of business cards in wallets and purses.  Options are available to round one, two, three or all four corners.  Therefore, your business card will stand out from the rest and truly be memorable.  In addition, they will last longer!

Business Cards at Kaizen Print

Here at Kaizen Print we offer a variety of business card options.  We have you covered if you’re looking for great value and a great looking business card.

Our Standard Business Cards can be in your hands in as little as 24 hours!  They are printed at 85mm x 55mm with the choice of card stock and lamination listed earlier.

If you are looking to level up from the standard, you might want to consider Luxury High Quality Business Cards.  Our Luxury Business Cards are printed on 400gsm silk card stock with an option to apply matt lamination.

However, if you really want to stand out from the crowd and be conscious of the environment, go with our Kraft Business Cards.  These cards give the perfect vintage look and feel.  No two cards are alike given the nature of their stock.  In addition, they have the added bonus of being printed on 100% recycled card stock.

Get in Touch

We absolutely love business cards at Kaizen Print.  They can have an extraordinary impact so they should be considered with plenty of thought.  They are the first and lasting impression in many business interactions.  Therefore, it is best to ensure that impression counts.  Your card should look good.  However, it should feel good as well and be a true representation of your business.

Kaizen Print has been printing business cars for businesses in Belfast, Omagh and throughout Northern Ireland.  We have been helping businesses with their printing needs for over ten years.  We have a team of expert designers and printers that will ensure you get the most from your business card print finishing.  Take your business card to the next level.  Get in touch by email via our contact form or by calling 028 9002 2474.