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Matt Laminated Business Cards

Our Business Cards are printed on ultra-thick 450gsm stock with a super tactile matt lamination, creating a beautiful matt finish.

Add the perfect finishing touch with round cornering for a sleek look, go for our striking matt black Business Cards. Save on printing costs by using our multi-version calculator. At SM1 Print Studio, we're all about quality and value.

  • Size: 85 x 55 mm
  • Landscape or portrait orientation
  • Printed on 350gsm or 450gsm
  • Matt laminated
  • Single or double-sided

At SM1 Print Studio, we're here to tackle any question, no matter how big or small. We understand that ordering print can feel like a challenge, but fear not! We're here to make it a breeze. If you can't find the answer you're looking for in the FAQs below, don't hesitate to reach out to us via email or telephone. Local? You can pop into our Studio and we can show you samples of our amazing work. We absolutely love connecting with people, so don't be shy!

What does GSM mean?
GSM stands for Grams per Square Metre and refers to the thickness of the material. The higher the GSM, the heavier and thicker the paper. We offer Business Cards from 350gsm to 450gsm which is our heaviest standard business card, measuring approximately half a 0.5mm thick. But if you're after an even thicker business card, you should definitely check out our Luxurious Triplex Business Cards.

What is the standard UK business card size?
In the UK, the majority of Business Cards measure 55 x 85mm, which is roughly the same size as a credit card. It's a classic size that's widely recognised, appreciated and fits in a purse/wallet.

What is matt lamination?
Let us introduce you to the fabulous world of matt lamination! It's a transparent ultra-thin layer of matt finish film that we lovingly apply to both sides of your Business Card after printing. This extra step not only adds a delightful texture but also safeguards your card against discolouration and fading. It's a win-win!

Will matt lamination dull my design?
Absolutely not! In fact, matt lamination enhances your design with a more natural and softer appearance. It reduces contrast, particularly on darker colors, resulting in an elegant and sophisticated look.

Are there any alternatives to 450gsm?
Oh, the options are endless at SM1 Print Studio! We offer a splendid range of paper weights in our premium business card production. Plus, for those who crave ultimate thickness, our Luxury Triplex Business Cards are a dream come true.

Can laminated Business Cards be recycled?
We wish we could say yes, but unfortunately, laminated paper is quite challenging to recycle. Once the lamination is applied, the paper cannot be separated from it. However, we're constantly exploring eco-friendly alternatives, so stay tuned for any exciting updates on that front!

Artwork Templates

Our handy templates are available in Adobe InDesign and Acrobat PDF Format and the zipped folder can be downloaded to help you create your artwork to the right dimensions.

Download Templates

Unzipping a folder is easy on both Apple Mac and PC. On a Mac, double-click the zipped folder or right-click and choose "Open With" > "Archive Utility." The contents will be extracted to the same location. On a PC, right-click the zipped folder and select "Extract All." Follow the prompts, choose the destination, and you'll find the unzipped folder in no time.

Canva Template - Landscape - Single Sided

Canva Template - Landscape - Double Sided

Canva Template - Portrait - Single Sided

Canva Template - Portrait - Double Sided

Please read our artwork tips before supplying files from Canva here.

Artwork Guides

Business Card – Guide

Understanding Types of Lamination - Guide

Font and Image Preparation – Guide

Understanding Paper Sizes – Guide

Accepted File Formats – Guide

Print Colour Variation – Guide

 

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What Our Customers Think of Us

Olivia
Olivia
2023-10-17
Sam and the team at SM1 have been amazing both times we've used their printing services. The team has gone above and beyond to help us deliver our events, everyone we have dealt with has been very responsive and helpful. For our last event, Sam helped us sort out some bespoke boxes for a parliamentary hand-in, and found a cost effective and high quality solution for the project. Really appreciate the time and effort SM1 puts into helping their clients, and highly recommend to anyone looking to use their services!
daniel williams
daniel williams
2023-10-05
i recently requested a quotation for an A2 print print for a wedding picture, I can not recommend SM1 print enough they were helpful and there online quotation method is quick and incredibly easy to use there was no messing around within an hour i had a quote and price they requested i send the picture via email so no need to leave the house and i was told it will be ready to collect on Friday i had an email on Thursday saying my print was ready The team at SM1 print are quick and polite and the quality of the print was was clear and beautiful i have recommended SM1 prints to family that are waiting to get there pictures printed and i will also be back to get more printed i had also recently used them for my table plan and table name cards and these were also brilliantly done the pricing compared to other printing companies was below i expected and have been quoted at other places thank you SM1 prints for the amazing prints five stars all round
Andrew Stone
Andrew Stone
2023-08-30
I am extremely impressed with the service and friendliness of the staff. The job was, in my opinion, small; they printed my "Father if the Bride" speech, but it was done so well and I am so pleased with the result. I would recommend SM1 Print Studio to anyone needing any type of print job. Thank you so much.
Laura Easterbrook
Laura Easterbrook
2023-08-29
This team were soooo incredible. So responsive and helpful and really made everything as stress-free as possible and when you’re planning a wedding that’s precisely what you want. Pauline esp went above and beyond. I would recommend SM1 to anyone!
Alan Cuthbertson
Alan Cuthbertson
2023-07-06
We have begun to use SM1 quite a lot recently, their positive attitude is refreshing, and the skills and quality of their work really stand out especially on those tight deadlines, I know that at PPMA we really appreciate their abilities and look forward to keeping them busy.
Trevor Bartlett
Trevor Bartlett
2023-06-12
Great quality printing and service with a smile. The SM1 staff responded to my request for memorial cards in less than 24 hours. Recommended. Trevor Bartlett.
RedCoin IP
RedCoin IP
2023-06-06
We've been using SM1 Print for a while now, and they have always provided a superb service. We've used both their graphic design services and printing, and been really impressed with both. They are also competitive on pricing and fast on service with high quality output. We highly recommend them!
Jan Kidacki
Jan Kidacki
2023-05-31
A great and friendly service to the local community for social and business needs.
Jenny Be
Jenny Be
2023-05-23
Highly recommended and I'm so pleased we used SM1 prints for my daughters 1st birthday party decorations. Although it was a small job, Jay, the manager was so professional, friendly and produced beautiful quality prints for us within a very short time. Hassle and stress free from the initial phone call right to collecting the finished items. Great customer service and will definitely use again. Thanks so much!
Katie Hobson
Katie Hobson
2023-05-12
The team at SM1 Print are fantastic. Always on hand to support with any queries, including bespoke items. For a recent event, we needed many elements including banners, cards, and a pledge pin board. The team delivered on time, in budget and the content was of excellent quality. Thanks as always!