The word “duplex” simply means “having two parts”. We create our heavyweight duplexed cards by gluing two or more sheets of board together to create super-thick, high-impact cards. By combining sheets of different coloured board we can also achieve a distinctive and eye-catching multi-coloured edge. Simply stunning!
To create our duplexed cards we apply glue to two (or more) sheets of board and carefully position them on top of each other. We then feed the duplexed sheet through high-pressure rollers to squeeze it firmly together.
Adding special finishes such as soft touch laminate, hot foil or custom embossing will make your duplexed cards look and feel even more special – perfect for premium brands who need to make a great first impression.
For an extra-special finish we can laser cut through one layer of your duplexed cards so that the other layer colour shows through. For a slightly more subtle effect consider using this process with two duplexed boards of the same colour.
Duplexed cards are less expensive than you might think, especially when printing multiple versions together (e.g. if you were to order business cards for several people at once).
Here at Action Press, our in-house duplexing equipment enables us to maintain high levels of quality control whilst making savings that we can pass on to you – it’s a win-win!
With duplexed card projects, the print spec will often vary greatly from one job to the next. Due to this we usually provide a customised print estimate for each individual enquiry, however, to help give you a steer we’ve shown some guide prices below.
(based on 300gsm white uncoated board duplexed with a stock 300gsm coloured board of your choice)*
|Quantity**||Black print both sides||2 colour print both sides||CMYK face, black reverse|