Die-cut, perforated business cards, shaped like old fashioned cinema tickets
We recently completed an interesting perforated business card project for Olivia Denne, a local media student. Olivia needed something to handout to her peers and potential clients at an upcoming event.
As always, we discussed her initial ideas.
She had seen similar cards before and knew that she wanted her cards to look like movie tickets. She showed us examples of tickets and we took her ideas and produced some initial concepts.
Our initial designs included a fluted edge at each end, which was intended to represent the way the ticket had been separated from a roll of tickets and add some authenticity to the design. It quickly became apparent after involving our production team that this would not be within the clients’ budget, so went back to the drawing board.
After some discussion, we had the idea of die-cutting a simple shape, adding a perforated line to one end and giving the impression of a torn off ticket stub.
The client loved this idea.
To complete the look, the obvious choice of material was a 300gsm uncoated board. The artboard is pure white, so we included an image of kraft style board across the whole design, which gave a lovely, textured authentic feel to the finished cards.
The end result is a cool, eye-catching perforated business card that our client was able to proudly promote herself with.
We love a good design challenge, and this project demonstrates how we can take a standard product (300gsm, uncoated business card) and manipulate the design and manufacture to make a product that is totally unique.
Got any great ideas for business cards but don’t know how to best utilise the manufacturing process to get the best result? Give us a call in the studio, we’re waiting to hear from you.