Today we have showcased a wide range of foil blocked business card designs, each representing different style and purpose. Foil blocking can transform conventionally business cards and make them shine.
Foil blocking or foil stamping is a process and is basically metal foil which is used to create shiny metal foil effects on the business card. The process of foil blocking is that a block is made from your business card design and then the metallic or coloured foil is then impressed onto the paper or board, this is always done after the litho printing element of the job but always before the finishing.
Foiling and embossing can be used on the same image, firstly foiled and then embossed and when combined with embossed images it produces varying tactile effects which will further enhance the printed message and provide shelf appeal.
30 Foil Blocked Business Card Designs for Inspiration
1. bcd Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Barney Chandler
Hand printed business cards using transparent ink letterpressed onto 1000micron recycled board with fluroscent pigment foil blocking.
The concept for the cards was to attach neon bulbs to the existing bcd logotype as a way of printing the bcd brand colour. The design brings together foil blocking and transparent ink on two recycled boards with different textures, giving the cards an industrial look.
2. MAGMA Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Projectarthur
Business cards created for automotive consultation company, Magma. Foil blocked onto duplexed colourplan orange and black.
3. CORD Worldwide Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Two Times Elliott
CORD Worldwide are a sonic branding company originated in London.
They came to us with a new name and required a new image. Having operated as cutting edge commercial for the last 6 years, this was a daunting process. Having to relaunch to the market with a new name and new persona. The brief was to update their image and bring them to the forefront of their market. They had a common love for neon signage, so we decided to try and explore this route. We have created a simple, single lined logotype that mirrored and translated well into neon signage. Their stationery was also treated with as much respect. Matt Neon Cyan foil blocking onto triplexed GF Smith Colorplan Cool Grey board with a photoshoot image printed to the reverse.
4. Carcharodon Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Carl Pieper
Carcharodon are a team of independent consultants who offer a wide range of business improvement services. Each team member has expert knowledge in specific sectors and provides training internationally - several members are also published authors. Due to a number of recent high profile client wins, Carcharodon wished re-examine their brand image and re-present themselves more credibly. A new, simple, but sophisticated image was established inline with their current direction. White foiled, duplexed colorplan business cards made for a memorable first impression, while the effect was continued throughout brochures and stationery materials.
5. Herlihy Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Naomi Farrar
A luxury brand, House of Herlihy has been designed with a premium finish in mind. Foil blocking on the business cards and lookbook, as well as swing tags and packaging brings this vibe to the brand. The custom type logo, based upon the font ‘Konstata’ represents the polished finish of the clothing, and adds an edgier element whilst still being elegant and feminine. Lighter colour choices for stock and packaging, as well as the premium nature of the papers and foils, help provide a contrast to the clothes themselves without compromising the value or impact of the branding.
Using simple colours and a photographic based layout for the production and design of the lookbook means that the focal element of the promotional materials remains the range of clothing. The branding is designed to be subtle when combined with the products and promotional photography, as well as being distinctive when viewed on its own. Flyers and editorial advertisements have been designed to run alongside the showing of the collection at Manchester Fashion Week, and the business cards and lookbooks have been designed and printed with this audience in mind.
6. Self-branding Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Debbie Mc Kenna
As designers, we have the ability to visualise and produce logo marks and brands for other people but when it comes to constricting our own the challenge is much greater. I decided to use Baskerville as the basis of my branding as it is a solidly formed serif typeface with carefully produced letterforms which provide the balance of thick and thin strokes allowing the opportunity to create something visual interesting. I wanted my logo mark or logotype to be simplistic but effective. USing hot foil plates i have produced two variations of the logotype, on debased the other foil blocked in silver against a white an uncoated 300gsm card stock.
7. Janson Creative Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Leo Janson
Janson Creative was the identity for myself. The idea behind was that I didn't want to use my full name, but just my last 'Janson', because of the length. One of the main aims of the identity, was to create a high quality produced set of elements that represented me. The business cards were foil blocked on 350gsm Colorplan for a luxury finish. The CV Mailer was printed on a tabloid newsprint to give a full scale view of my work.
8. CREATIVE CENTRAL Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Robert Rollinson-Smith
Creative Central business cards have been designed to follow in line with the brand development strategy including the style of the website.
Three GF Smith uncoated stocks with a Sandgrain emboss have been duplexed to provide a 3-dimensional finish. In addition, a silver block foil was added to the process to provide additional depth, quality and substance to the product. The final finish being the round-cornered drilling process to highlight the connectivity of the three stocks and complement the curved element of the brand itself. I appreciate this sounds a bit over the top - however we and everyone who has one presented to them, love em!
9. Mathias Tanguy Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Denis Mallet
Business card paper side was printed on a 350gsm Black Ebony subtle uncoated smooth paper with new leather embossed surface manufactured by GF Smith. The business cards metal side was chemically etched on a high-grade 0.4 mm stainless steel metal board.
Compliment slips are manufactured with duplexed uncoated smooth boards produced by GF Smith. Frontside is stamped with a glossy black foil on a 350gsm Ebony Black paper substrate and the backside is stamped with the same foil on a 350gsm Pristine White paper substrate, making the finished slips a 700gsm board.
10. Guttfield Architecture Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Emily Chicken
Graphic identity for London-based architectural practice.
White type and logo is foil blocked onto an industrial stock.
11. Engineering Works Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Ross Clarke
business card designed for Engineering Works, a company providing sound engineers and music production support to venues of all sizes. The initials evoke the graphic equalisers that feature a lot in the companies work.
As sound engineers often work in dark nightclubs the metallic foil blocking twinkles in the lights, not only helping the card to be read, but evoking the graphic equalisers they use.
12. Ampersand Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Jack Design Ltd
Ampersand is an affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers & type enthusiasts, featuring various talks from industry professionals varying from the creator of Comic Sans; to the cofounder of Fontdeck.
Jack was commissioned by Brighton agency and organisers Clearleft to produce the event guidebook that takes form in the shape of a wearable lanyard. Using a fibrous uncoated recycled paper, the programme has a premium feel with the added luxury of gloss black foil blocked detail on the covers.
13. Manic Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Ade Chong
Manic's brand new set of namecards for 2011.
14. M&C Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Pure Publishing & Design
Specialised print processes including foil blocking, hot stamping, debossing and letterpress printing have transformed the collateral into luxury stationery not seen often in today’s online world.
15. Moody & Farrell Branding Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Lindsay Lewis
Brand identity design for bespoke hat makers Moody & Farrell. I created a unique marque, printed collateral, website and promotional materials for the brand. Processes included in the print are traditional letterpress, lithography and foil blocking.
16. Self Promotion Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Chloe Galea
Black heat foiled logo and type on tri-plex stock.
17. Definitive Studio® Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Definitive Studio
Studio branding with it single typeface and special print finishes instantly communicates what we do and how we do it.
18. Branding Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Roger White
Foil blocking business cards for various clients. From time to time clients require a special method of print finishing for that extra something special.
In this case here are two examples of business cards where the artwork was set up for foil blocking during the print / print-finishing process.
19. 60* Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Sophie Petter
Gold unique foil blocked invitation to represent the extravagant event.
20. Print Resolutions Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Heather Bradley
Branding and stationary for a fictional printing company.
21. Julien Hauchecorne Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Denis Mallet
500 cards printed on the backside with a diffraction effect foil on a pristine white and ebony black duplexed substrate with a diffraction foil fore-edge printing process on the outside edges.
22. DMWORKROOM Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Denis Mallet
Business cards were printed on a triplexed Smooth Colorplan board manufactured by GF Smith to reach 1050 gsm. Each graphic element is printed by IST printing services using a debosing and foil blocking process on both of the business card sides.
23. Has Bean Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Lawrence Brown
Minimal business cards in red 540gsm GF Smith Colourplan stock for a great texture and weight. Finished with white foil blocking
24. Brand Identity Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by So Creative Studio
Whether you’re a new business and need a brand identity from scratch, or an existing business whose identity no longer reflects what you stand for, we will help you create, develop or evolve an identity which will reflect your values and will appeal to your chosen audience.
25. Lundgren+Lindqvist Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Lundgren Lindqvist
Redesigned identity for our own company comprising a new website, logotype, stationary etc. PRINT METHOD: Foil Blocked, Blind Embossed, Triplexed
26. Purple Carrot Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Purple Carrot
New Business Cards for Purple Carrot. Printed on GFSmith papers.
27. Mash Creative Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Mash Creative
Duplexed business cards printed on 2 x 350gsm GF Smith Colorplan with white foil backs
28. Personal Work Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Ben
29. Brand yourself Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Rheannon Cummins
Business card design: Sustainable design, recycled grey board, sourced locally. The foil blockers were based in Nottingham, my home town. Set in Helvetica.
30. Low Winter Sun Foil blocked Business Card Design Designed by Loz Ives
Branding for consultant Jonathan Atkinson. The stationery is foilblocked in gloss black with the addition of a clear foil on the reverse of the business cards, all on Mandarin colorplan stationery to give the identity a bright, impactful finish to sit in line with the nature of the work Jonathan does.
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