Velvet Cards with Raised Metallic

People get business cards all the time, but our unique metallic finish sets you apart from the crowd. The reflective surface creates a more interesting look and leaves a more lasting impression. And if your card stands out, so does your business.

You can complement the metallic finishes by applying raised ink on one or both sides of the card. Use raised ink on your cards so customers can literally feel your designs and your brand, just like embossed business cards. These cards are popular for businesses of all sizes looking for a way to stand out from the competition. Raised ink cards are also perfect for appointment cards as well.

Paper Stocks

  • 16 pt. Cardstock - Slightly thicker option that offers a more premium appearance; ideal for giving away at important meetings.

Paper Coatings:


  • An elegant touch on both sides

  • Ideal for luxury brands or designs

Note that Metallic Foil coverage should be less than 50% of the artwork, to avoid the raised emboss smearing and sticking together. The only time 50-75% coverage is acceptable is with patterns, thin strokes or small shapes.


How do I set up a Raised Metallic job?

When creating a Raised Metallic Foil job, you must include a Raised Metallic Mask template file along with the regular print file. The Raised Metallic Mask template file is used to show where the Raised Metallic coating needs to be applied. 

Duplicate the artwork you want to add Raised Metallic coating to, and make the areas with the Raised Metallic completely black. 

Only use solid 100% K to indicate where you would like the Raised Metallic. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images.

White areas on your Spot UV file will indicate no UV.

Send your mask file through vector artwork such as Illustrator EPS files for your artwork to have clear sharp edges.

What other pointers are important for the Raised Metallic Artwork?

Areas with Raised Metallic Foil should be a solid color. We do not recommend having any artwork or text under the foil mask since it might be visible through the foil mask. Knockouts are not recommended since there may be a shift (up to 1/16”) when the foil is applied. 

Make sure your Raised Metallic mask file does not exceed 50% of the artwork to avoid the raised area from smearing and sticking together. The only time 50-75% coverage is acceptable is with patterns, thin strokes or small shapes.

What is the difference between Metallic Cards vs Raised Metallic Cards?

Metallic Cards cards are matte with specific parts of the artwork with a Metallic Foil shine. Metallic Cards have a flat finish.

Raised Metallic Cards is the same process, except the gloss that gets applied is raised or stands out from the card. If you run your fingers over the card you will feel the raised imprint of the gloss surface.

What size and style fonts should I be wary of for Raised Metallic Cards?

Avoid fonts smaller than 10pt.

Bold and thick fonts, however, should not be smaller than 12pt.

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