40pt Cotton (off-white)


Cotton's texture is amazing! This stock can only be foil stamped or letterpressed. Traditional letterpress is the oldest printing technique. With this method, a plate with a raised image is inked and pressed to the surface of the paper creating a relief printing similar to debossing.

40pt Cotton (off-white)


Printing: Foil or Letterpress printing only (No CMYK)
Card stock: Cotton based, soft white
Finishing: Natural texture
Total thickness: approx. 40 pt / 0.040 in /  1 mm
Weight: 236lb / 640gsm

AlertIf foil stamping plate is over 3 square inch, you must select the oversize option and pay the extra fee.  

Letterpress printing is not suitable for every project. If your project is not appropriate for letterpress printing, you may take a look at our offset printed cards. 

  • Paper, color and imprint has variations from piece to piece because of the manual nature of letterpress printing.

  • Colors are printed one at a time. Letterpress is great for 1 or 2 color jobs. Pantones only, no CMYK.

  • Letterpress is meant to be used for minimal ink coverage. Large solid areas are far from ideal.

  • Depth of impression can vary depending on the image coverage and the paper selection.

  • No halftones, no gradients, no photos. Solid colors only.

  • Vector or high quality tiff files only. No JPEGs please.

  • Width of lines must be a minimum of 0.25pt.

  • 6pt sans serif minimum font size. Reverse type minimum font size is 12pt or it can clog up.

*More details on production time here.
Are you on a RUSH? See our rush business cards here


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Since most of our products are printed in batch with fixed quantities, we do not offer quantities between the ones listed. If you need a larger quantity, please ask for a custom quote and we'll be happy to help.

Because of the printing process being used, all cards in a single set must be identical. For example, you cannot benefit the price of 500 cards for 2 different sets of 250 cards.

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Custom trimming is available. Please request a custom quote for a size that is not listed. Extra fees may apply.

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Letterpress printing

Our letterpress cards are printed on a traditional printing press that is over 100 years old. Each color require a separate press run. With this method, a plate with a raised image is inked and pressed to the surface of the paper creating a relief printing similar to debossing.

Letterpress printing press

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Foil Stamping

Foil stamping is the application of pigment or metallic foil to paper where a heated die is stamped onto the material, making it stick to the surface leaving the design of the die on the paper. We can combine foil with embossing to create a more striking 3D image. We offer 16 different colors of foil stamping.

embossing example

Important - Please read

Because it requires a separate press run, a tolerance of +/- 1/64 inch is standard for registration of foil to printing graphic. Although we make all efforts to perfectly align the foil to the print, a shift of up to 1/64" may occur. Please keep that in mind when creating the artwork.

Please avoid very fine lines and small typeface. Be sure the space between the lines in the design is not too narrow.

Foil stamping cost includes a maximum surface of 3 square inch (For example, 3 sq. in. can be 2"X1.5" or 3"X1"). Oversize foiling requires special attention, is more time consuming and requires a larger die. Therefore, extra cost will apply for surface larger than 3 square inch.

We do not charge set-up fees or platemaking fees. Foil stamping dies are one-time use only, and the die is recycled after use.

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Hole Punching

Hole punching is often used for hand tags. Pricing includes one single hole. Please specify the hole location on a separate file in your artwork.

Hole punch

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Colored edges

Colored edges or painted edges is one of our most popular specialty option. Our state of the art technique is carefully achieved with amazing results. We can color-match any CMYK or standard Pantone colors. We can also produce a few fluorescent colors and some metallic colors such as gold, silver and copper.

 embossing example

Important - Please read

Since all inks are mixed by hand, minor variation in color may occur.

We do not offer colored edge option for die cut cards.

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Artwork Design

Prices don't include graphic design work. Print ready files must be sent with your order.

You can select "I need assistance" option if you need a little help setting up your files, (for example : bleed, color mode, spot UV mask). 

Graphic design work for business cards includes approximately 60 minutes of work. If you need more extensive graphic design, please ask for a quote (for example : creating a new logo).

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SKU: bc40cot-o

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