Metal Business Cards have been making some tremendous gains in popularity over recent years. Most are available in shades of silver and gold with spot color inks printed on top. Metal cards are often produced using aluminum, copper or stainless steel.

Metal business card printing companies offer custom options from the very basic which is one spot color printed on metal, to the extravagant intricate, custom die cuts and engraving.

Understand that the main things to consider when purchasing real metal cards are the thickness. For instance, 0.36mm is a common weight. Consider the materials, the price and the ability to customize your cards. Copper or stainless steel is recommended over a cheaper aluminum card. Prices are becoming more competitive each year. Custom options, including the ability to die cut frames and logos are a huge bonus. Most metal cards are already produced with safe rounded corners and dull edges since no one wants their cards to be potentially dangerous.

Some consumers may request a black, red or other colored background to be printed on their metal cards. This creates a more traditional card style while still maintaining the impressive look and feel of real metal.

Die cuts are typically achieved with photo chemical or laser etching. Amazing effects can be created by die cutting logos, frames and image silhouettes. Engraving can create show-stopping textures and shading that contrasts the shiny metallic look & feel of the rest of your card.

Metal business cards are pricey, however think of this. They are a priceless marketing tool. If you want to be generic, stick with your plain, boring, black and white business cards which will be forgotten in no time. If you want to be remembered, a real metal business card is well worth the investment.