Like what I mentioned in my last post, I'll be showing you the difference between the lamination of my bookmark and business card. I would just like to remind you that these aren't simply printed. They were laminated in order to look this way.
First, I'll be showing how it would look from afar.
I'm sure you can tell that from afar, you could see the slight difference between the bookmark and the business card. You might also be wondering what's the small letter "C" that you're seeing. That's actually a normal print but I know, you can't tell the difference between the 3 of them.
Here you can take a closer look at both the business card and the bookmark. Now, you can tell that the bookmark has a glossy finish, which makes the different colors of the galaxy to look more alive.
Can you see the different look used on my business card? It doesn't have a glossy finish like the bookmark but you can see the fabric-like finish. Yes, that's the lamination used on my business card.
Now that you've seen the different lamination used on my business card and bookmark, what do you guys think?
Personally, I prefer the fabric lamination but that's only because I always preferred matte rather than glossy. So it might not be the same case for you. What I could share with you though - to help you decide on what lamination would fit what you need - is that if you're looking for a shiny and bright finish, go for Glossy. It doesn't only give it a shiny finish but it also help the colors look more alive so if you're printing something with a lot of colors especially striking ones, the best to use would be Glossy. Although I don't recommend glossy for pastel colors.
If you want your card, bookmark, or whatever you're printing, to have a texture or rough feel to it go for Fabric. I'm telling you now that it's not only for show. There really is textured applied to it thanks to the lamination so you can feel it once you touched it. I used it on my card because the main background I used for it is a textured background. It was the kind that you'll see whenever you take a closer look at a cloth or a jeans over a microscope so being able to feel that texture whenever you're holding the card makes it extra special. So far, I've only used the Fabric lamination on dark designs so I haven't seen how it would look when used in a bright/light design.
Hope these photos and explanation helps you understand what I'm talking about by "lamination"
If you're interested in getting yours done, just drop me an email at ctcovercreations(at)gmail(dot)com and we'll talk about it. I would also like to inform you that it's not limited to bookmarks and business cards. It could even be for an invitation or even a postcard! There's such a huge variety to choose from. Tell me what you need and I'll see whether it's something that could be done.
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