|English term or phrase: toner receptive card|
|"Although primarily conceived as text and cover material, we have also found Naturalis, the high performance uncoated range, is increasingly being ordered for matching business cards and letterheads. It comes in two finishes: Smooth and Matt, and three colours: Arctic White, Soft White and Vanilla." |
Naturalis is made in the UK by Tullis Russell, using ECF pulps and to the ISO 14001 environmental standard. The range is exclusive to Premier Papers and Classic Papers in the UK.
Xerox has also launched a new business card substrate in the form of DocuCard membership identification card documents.
Toner receptive card
The DocuCard is a combination of materials providing a solution for imaging on laser printers. The patented DocuCard construction affixes a proprietary toner receptive card to a laser compatible document.
Cut sheet DocuCards feed smoothly from Xerox printers' feed trays. DocuCard is also available for continuous form laser printers.
The stock is heat, tear and water resistant and the matt coated surface is toner and ballpoint pen receptive and suitable for laser printing on a wide range of Xerox machines.
Any type of identification or membership card that requires the printing of variable data on a card which is tear-proof and waterproof, is an ideal candidate for DocuCard.
Obvious applications are those regarding insurance, health care, finance, clubs and associations, education, direct mail, commercial, travel, manufacturing and Government.
Cardmasters in Hampshire produces a range of litho printed board and polythene business cards with actions, such as pop up cubes for the financial sector.
When the cube is removed from its open ended sleeve it pops up. Cardmasters also produces extending business cards and cards with changing images.
When opened, a panel moves to reveal a hidden picture. Although high volume runs are not practical at Cardmasters, the company's folded and extending cards are sure to be a talking point.
But what about the design side of business cards? Business and specialist application solution provider Candor Technologies has released the second version of its BizCardPrint.com application. Originally developed to eliminate the wastage associated with conventionally printing business cards, BizCardPrint.com 2.0 now covers most printable materials including letterheads, brochures, compliment slips, annual reports and datasheets. Companies and individuals are able to typeset, proof and order their printing requirements online with delivery in 48 hours.
Jason Frichol, Candor's international development officer, says: "Print has to meet the demand of the new economy. The real cost of traditional print production is greater than companies might realise.
"Actual printing costs typically accounts for less than 10% of the total cost when you include such factors such as turnaround time, waste, inventories, missed opportunities, distribution, accuracy and manpower."