What Are Colorplan Business Cards? Everything You Need to Know!

What Are Colorplan Business Cards? Everything You Need to Know!

GF Smith's renowned Colorplan paper line is used to create Colorplan business cards, which are designed using this material.

Colorplan paper's edges match the surface color because every fiber has been dyed a precise shade. In the Colorplan collection, there are now 54 paper colors, ranging from pastels to more saturated hues.

Still not sure whether you should place your order of colorplan business cards or not? Keep reading!

A Brief History of Colorplan

British televisions continued to flicker in black and white until the late 1960s.

When BBC2 decided to start broadcasting in color in the summer of 1967, it completely altered everything. The fields of fashion, advertising, and magazine publishing were also altered, as was mainstream entertainment.

As a result of the explosion of color in pop culture, G.F. Smith made a groundbreaking decision of its own and started to compile a paper collection with a breadth, scale, and brilliance of color that was, up to that point, simply unheard of.

This outstanding line, known as Colorplan, was meticulously, expertly, and slowly put together over the course of the following five years.

Colorplan, which was created in a world that was rapidly changing, is still a recognizable and essential part of the design process.

It can still help you leave a lasting impression in your customers’ minds.

Colorplan Printing, Embossing, and Hot Foil Blocking

Typically, a white card is used to create business cards, which are then printed with the colors you chose for your design. Due to the fact that you begin with colored paper, Colorplan business cards are unique and have an impressive feel.

Many printing agencies use Colorplan every day in their print shop to make a variety of items, including Colorplan business cards, invitations, and much more. Wide-ranging printing and finishing choices are available on Colorplan paper, which is very adaptable.

Most importantly, it is possible to digitally print it after a specific coating is put on the paper; this also involves printing opaque white ink digitally, which is very helpful when starting with colored paper. Moreover, this form of digital printing produces high-quality results and is quite reasonable and cost-effective as well.

Apart from this the ability to duplex (bond/glue) Colorplan sheets back-to-back is provided by the adhesive machines.

Due to the fact that it enables us to digitally print on Colorplan sheets and then adhere or glue them to another sheet of Colorplan, duplexing is a popular choice for Colorplan business card printing and invitations made of Colorplan paper.

To further improve your print medium, the duplexed material may subsequently be hot foil stamped or embossed.

And, in order to disguise the reverse indentation left by the embossing process, we can additionally duplex the material if you want to emboss or foil emboss Colorplan sheets.

No matter whether you choose a simple black or white gloss foil, a lovely metallic color, or even a pearlescent or holographic foil, foil + colorplan is a winning combo, always. You are only limited by your creativity when it comes to possible combinations.

Are There Alternatives to Colorplan?


Despite having a wonderful assortment of 54 colors to pick from, some clients have specific color requirements for custom Colorplan business card printing.

If you’re also one of these people, you may pick from more than 200 different paper colors! Simply request the card printing service providers to let you see the swatch books that they have, and you can pick a color easily from these books.  

Lastly, when getting a colorplan business card made, make sure to choose a design that is not stuffy or congested for cards that leave a lasting impression!

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