Using raised ink on your business card is a great way to break away from the traditional and grab the attention of your potential employer or contact while still maintaining some subtlety. That little extra dye can make your card colorful, eye-catching, and add a textured effect. Here are a few examples of raised ink business cards that showcase different, interesting possibilities.
1. The different textures amidst a simple black and white color scheme definitely succeed in capturing the viewer’s attention while maintaining an air of professionalism.
2. You’d think black on black would be a bad idea, but this card’s use of glossy raised black ink on a dark background works. The combination is easily legible and provides for some serious visual interest.
3. This card uses raised ink on both sides. Think of the interesting textures you could create with a pattern like this one.
4. Just like its all-black opposite, this card takes a little bit of daring. The clear lettering easily stands out amidst a colorful backdrop—that is, as long as you raise it up.
5. The geometric business card design gets a whole new spin with raised ink. I especially like the tar-like texture of the black, and the punctuating aqua dot.
6. Start with a saucy red and throw in a sultry, raised-ink saxophone and you’ve got one jazzy design indeed.
7. This card, with its stark color contrast and raised ink, very successfully captured my attention.
8. Want to use raised ink in a way that’s stated without being too wild? Flag these cards, which use one simple stream of raised ink with easy-to-read lettering for a take on the medium that’s well-behaved without being too stuffy.
9. The iconic top hat and the no-muss-no-fuss design makes this card look like it’s as tidy and perfunctory as a busy butler. Throw some raised ink into the mix and you’ve got an exemplary yet simple business card that I’d tip my hat to.
10. This design mixes a bunch of really cool elements, from a punched out “tag” at the top of the card, to the use of both imprinted and raised ink elements, as one of the best “combination” cards I’ve seen.
11. This ornate, bright script against the black matte card is certainly eye-catching. And guess what—it glows in the dark, too.
12. While this raised ink effect works best in a setting where you can lay all your cards out, I still like its unique puzzle design. Even if you only give away one of these cards, the great use of raised ink with a punchy red color is enough to make the card stand out—and up.
Raise it up.
These are just a few ideas, and by no means do they even come close to encapsulating all the possibilities out there. Use these examples as a starting point and build your card up from there. Check out our printer comparisons to find an online printer who can deliver on raised ink.