As part of my own corporate design project my new business cards arrived a few days ago. The cards consist out of two parts: an offset printed paper card that's folded around a 1mm cherrywood card, which contains a laser burned QR code on one page.
So why did I chose something organic?
Well, the butterfly is my logo for years now, the same goes for the name "formgarten". And as you have to know "garten" is the german translation for the english word "garden", I think all the rest is self explanatory.
Please let me know what you think.
about 2 years ago
Nice stuff. I've looked a little at the cost of wood veneer business cards... it seems the standard process is to have your text/logo burnt into the wood itself. So your solution was great to see!
I do wonder what other methods of printing can be achieved ontop of the wood. There is a project of mine that I would love to have a wood veneer with paper glued on the back-side... and on the wood side the logo with a silver foil blocking.
No doubt expensive (they would be small runs for special handouts), but I just wonder what can be done with these wood veneer cards.
Rambling on, sorry... great work... got me thinking about print stuff again!.
What font is that you're using for the Formgarten piece? :)
@Cap: it's a modified version of the Rotis Sans Serif Roman. You can see the formgarten piece much better right here.
@Rudy: Thanks man :)
@David: Thanks for your kind words :)
Well, I know of four finishing methods: laser burning, laser cutting, one color embossing print (!) and multicolor silk-screen print or digital print. The costs starts at 1 € a piece - embossing printing at 2 € a piece. Please take a look at this examples. These guys made the veneers for me. They're located in southern Germany (you in the UK as I could see). I'm sure they're shipping to the UK also as it isn't that big distance.
Paper on the backside isn't that problem. You should glue it on your own. A little bit of work (same to me) :) It's important to use double-sided adhesive tape and nothing else, as all that other stuff is destroying the veneer and/or paper by the time. With the silver foil I've no idea - I think direct silk-screen print should work. Ask those guys.
Looks great. I like the combination with the paper and wood. It gives a very nice natural look. Great job.
@Thorsten Thanks... and yeah, I was prepared to do some assembly myself. Its good to know there are some print options ontop of the wood. Screen printing some myself might be an option as well. Cheers.
@David: forgotten to say: you can write on these veneers, so maybe using a stamp could be another interesting technique. Keep me posted in your own project things :)
These look amazing! Would be great to see it featured on a project I'm working on - http://cardcream.com/ we are gathering business card designs for launch!
@Thorsten Röver AGD Fantastic work fella! ++
almost 2 years ago
@Lukáš Strnadel Glad about you like them :) Thank you
@Fabio Benedetti Thank you bud :)
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