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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 durable and handy plastic boxes that hold between 100 and 125 cards.

Dispatch time (any quantity)

  • Sameday - Dispatched today*
  • Standard - Dispatched next working day*
  • Saver - Dispatched in 2 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.

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Artwork Templates - Business Cards

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
File Set-up Information

We would always recommend using Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator to create your artwork, with the easiest way being to download one of our templates above and use that as your base. When exporting your file as a PDF, please ensure you select 'Press Quality' in the output settings, and ensure you have 3mm bleed and trim marks. We work to FOGRA39 colour standards too, so please ensure you are using that colour profile.

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