How quickly can I have my custom metal cards?
We produce cards faster than most, because we give you very quick turnaround on design and artwork, and we have invested in efficient, high-tech production methods. Typically you will have your cards in less than three weeks. That’s a 24-48 hours for custom artwork from scratch, 12 days in production and 3-4 days for shipping anywhere in Continental USA.
What is the minimum quantity?
Our minimum order is 100 for custom metal business cards and 50 for metal invitations.
Much of the cost of producing metal cards is in the set-up because each card needs to be processed on many different machines, including cutting, etching, printing, finishing and packing. It all takes time to set up each machine for a custom run, so it costs almost the same to produce 10 cards as 100.
That’s why you get a big discount when you place large orders – the more you order, the more you save.
What shapes are available for metal cards?
Every card is customized so you can have almost any shape you wish! If you have something specific in mind, just let us know when you request a quote and our talented designers will work with you to make it a reality.
Maximum sizes are 85mmx 54mm for metal business cards, coupon cards, VIP cards etc., and 178mm x 127mm for metal invitations. We recommend rounded corners for safety reasons, as square corners can be sharp. Bottle openers need to be a certain shape to actually function as a bottle opener. Apart from that, the only limit is your imagination.
I don’t have artwork. Can you help me create a design?
Yes – and it’s free! We have a team of experienced graphic artists who know just how to create a design that reflects the image you want to portray, makes the most of being on metal rather than card or plastic and has real impact.
Your designer will use your logo, fonts and any other graphic devices you would like incorporated. When you get a proof of the design it will show colors, cut-outs and etched areas for BOTH sides of your cards.
Most clients are delighted with the first design, but if you’re not then just let us know and we’ll keep working on it until you’re totally happy.
I can’t visualize how the cards look and feel. Can you help?
Yes, just order a sample pack for free which contains a few cards that show you lots of different shapes, cut-outs, colors and finishes. It’s a great way to get inspiration for your own cards as well as being able to see for yourself the amazing quality of the customized metal products we produce.
Can I have color printing on my metal cards?
Yes. We offer three spot colors free of charge as standard, unlike many of our competitors who limit you to just one color.
You can have color printing straight on to bare stainless steel, or on top of any other finish, including black, gold and vintage copper.
Full color CMYK printing is also available – just mention it when you request a quote.
Can I add personalized names and numbers to my metal cards?
Yes, you can have each card personalized with sequential numbering which is great for security on coupons and VIP passes.
You can also have each card personalized individually with a unique name or other data.
Both these options incur additional costs and may take a little longer to produce, so please let us mention your requirements when you request a quote.
Do you use templates for creating metal business cards?
Absolutely not! Every card we create is designed from scratch to your individual requirements.
How do I set up my files for production?
It’s easy. If you want to use your own artwork, just follow the instructions on our Artwork Set Up page.
I have an event coming up next week – can you supply cards in that time?
Sorry – there are just too many processes involved in crafting a high quality custom metal card, and some things can’t be rushed. We can cut almost any shape you wish, but we can’t cut corners.
I have a question that isn’t answered in the above list. What should I do?
We’d love to help you so please get in touch with us directly. Just send an email to [email protected] or call us on 877-312-9794