One of the questions we'll ask you when you order your printed plastic cards is whether you want a matt or gloss finish.
Which is best for you?
Understanding the difference
As the name implies, gloss gives a high shine finish to your cards. Gloss can give colourful images and text more of a boost and give greater impact. If you turn a gloss card around in the light, you'll see the light and background images reflected in it.
Matt gives a flatter finish without the shine, so you won’t get the same glare.
When to choose Matt
If you’re going for a black background or a dark coloured background, we always recommend going for a matt finish.
This is because a gloss finish easily shows up fingerprints, smudges and scratches. Matt cards don’t – so they look better and last longer.
Use them both for the greatest impact.
Print your card on a matt finish and pick out some of your design of text in spot gloss for real stand out.