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Unlaminated Business Cards

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Unlaminated Business Cards - More Info


The classic understated option for those who want a cost-effective but professional, unlaminated business card, that's classy but easy to write on.


Whether or not you request a proof, all supplied artwork files undertake our rigorous 10 point automated file check free of charge to ensure your printed job turns out exactly as you intend. Files are automatically imposed ready for printing in the most effective way to minimise waste. 


Choose from either our 400gsm premium, environmentally friendly, smooth uncoated board (this is the best option if you also need to write on the surface) or 400gsm triple-coated silk board. PLEASE NOTE: Selecting business cards with no lamination could result in heavy coverage areas of ink scratching, scuffing or setting off - we would always recommend our 400gsm Laminated Business Cards to avoid this.

High Definition Printing:

Uncoated board rarely prints as sharp as coated board but this problem is significantly reduced using our instantly drying HP Indigo and LED UV lithographic presses because the board doesn't have time to soak up the ink before it's dry. Every job at Flexpress is printed using this technology. You wont receive any products printed on beefed-up photocopiers from us - another reason we back everything with our total satisfaction guarantee.

Precision Finishing:

Business cards are cut using our Duplo DC646 automated cutting machine - accurate to just 0.2mm. This ensures clean edges and even cards with tight borders are cut accurately. They're packed in eco-friendly and recyclable cardboard boxes, in quantities of 50 or 125.

Dispatch time (any quantity)

  • Express - Dispatched next working day*
  • Standard - Dispatched in 2 working days*
  • Saver - Dispatched in 3 working days*

*If ordered before 12 noon. Allow one extra day if ordered after 12 noon.

All orders are dispatched by reputable national carriers on a next working day service and will require a signature on delivery. This will usually arrive by 5pm although please be aware once goods have left our premises we have no influence on when they are delivered. You can upgrade to AM or Saturday delivery for an additional cost during the checkout process.

File Copies:

By selecting this option, the quantity of file copies requested will be packaged and dispatched to you separately to the rest of the order. They will be sent to your main address, by Royal Mail 1st Class, irrespective of where the remainder of the order is being sent. If you do not require this service and are happy to receive file copies as part of the main order simply add the quantity you require to the order and then separate them yourself on receipt.

UK company with a reliable track record:

Flexpress started life back in 1989 and are UK based keeping British people in jobs. Everything we offer is printed and finished in-house by us as at our modern, centrally based premises in Leicestershire. We're proud of our facilities and welcome visitors at any time.

Your satisfaction guaranteed

We take quality and customer service very seriously. Our right-first-time approach coupled with cutting edge technology and professional team mean we're confident enough to offer a total satisfaction guarantee. If through any fault of ours, there's an issue with your printing, we'll always arrive at a solution to leave you 100% happy.

FAQs - Unlaminated Business Cards

What are the advantages of unlaminated cards?

Unlaminated business cards offer a simple, unpretentious product that's environmentally friendly, ideal for those who need a no-frills introduction that is easy to write on.

Why don't you offer more 'designer' boards?

Many 'designer' boards aren't available for the HP Indigo technology we use, some are available but are problematic to use, and others are expensive to stock for relatively infrequent orders. We prefer to keep things simple and cost-effective.

Are these cards suitable for appointment cards?

Yes, both silk board and uncoated board can be written on but as ink on coated boards can smudge a little more than uncoated board, we'd recommend you choose uncoated board if you want to write on the surface.

What is the most popular business card size?

While we offer a range of sizes in order to be as flexible as possible to our clients, the most popular size is 85mm x 55mm.

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Supplied Artwork Specifications – Business Cards

The Basics

All business card artwork must be supplied in the correct format that has been ordered. For example, if the order has been placed at 85mm x 55mm, the trim box on the supplied file should be set at 85mm x 55mm.

The artwork must be supplied with the correct amount of pages per PDF. For example, a single-sided business card order (Full colour printing to one side) must only have 1 page within the supplied PDF. A double-sided business card (Full colour printing to both sides) must have only 2 pages within the PDF.

For orders with multiple versions, please provide 1 PDF file per version. As an example, the supplied artwork for an order of 1500 double-sided business cards, split equally across 6 versions (250 of each version), should be 6 PDF files, each with 2 pages in the PDF.


Artwork Templates

Please select a template from the options below. Templates are available in Adobe InDesign, Adobe PDF and Adobe Illustrator formats.

Template ref: Landscape Business Card Template
Finished Size: 85mm x 55mm
Recommended Bleed: 3mm
Template ref: Portrait Business Card Template
Finished Size: 55mm x 85mm
Recommended Bleed: 3mm

Technical Specifications

For an excellent job, that's right first time...

Please ensure all artwork is created in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). When creating artwork for print, it's important to use CMYK because it's specifically designed to work with the four color inks used in the printing process (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). If you use RGB (which is best for digital displays), the printed result may not match what you see on the screen. Therefore, designing artwork in CMYK ensures that the final printed product looks just as you intended.

All Business Card artwork must be supplied with 3mm bleed, and a safe zone of at least 5mm. Please avoid placing thin borders, text or important images within this safe zone.

Please ensure any white text is set to knock-out, and not overprint, as this will result in the white text not appearing on the finished job.

For the best results, Flexpress would always recommend using Adobe InDesign, or Adobe Illustrator to create your artwork. With the best option to download one of our FREE artwork templates (as above) and using that as your base. However, please remember to remove the artwork template when supplying the artwork to us.

All raster images must 300 dpi to ensure your printed image is clear and sharp on your finished job.

When exporting your PDF files, please ensure you select ‘Press Quality' in the output settings to ensure all resolution settings and colour settings are all saved within the final PDF that you will submit to Flexpress. Please also ensure you are also exporting with 3mm bleed and crop marks.

File Check

All files supplied go through our 10 point file check


We use only high quality, responsibly sourced papers


Express, Standard or Saver dispatch options available


Completely FREE delivery to all mainland UK addresses