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We Love Velvet! No, we don’t mean the loo roll!

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The first mention of velvet was in the 14th Century when it was used in Religious garments for high status members of the church and of course, Royalty.

Velvet has always been considered to be the height of luxury and opulence and was used in the best homes and palaces throughout the world.

Did you know that President Ford had velvet curtains in the White House in the USA & King George V had 1000yds of the luxurious material made for his coronation made by the famous Listers Velvet Company of Manningham, Bradford?

So, by now, you are probably thinking ‘ What on earth has this got to do with printing?’

Business cards have progressed over the years from, handmade to printed on various materials but the latest innovation is Velvet lamination!

This type of finish gives an immediate feeling of high quality and opulence and to be honest, most people like to stroke the card as it is so unusual!  (Yes we agree it’s a bit weird!)

Due to the finish the colours stand out more than with matt lamination and give added vibrancy to the finished product.

To celebrate the arrival of our new cards we would like to offer you 1000 double sided business cards printed in full colour both sides on to 450gsm board with a velvet lamination for only £59 plus vat  (a saving of £30 off the normal price)until the 31st October 2015.

What do you need to do?

Send your artwork and we will do the rest, to info@beverleyshutak.co.uk

If you need any help with artwork let us know and we can arrange that for you at a small extra cost.

If you would like your own business card sample to stroke we can send you one, just let us know and we will post one out to you.

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Listers Mill, Manningham, Bradford

A Potted History of the Business Card

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The Business Card has become the most common form of advertising our businesses and the services we offer.
Did you know that Business Cards were in use as far back as the 15th Century in China?

Business Cards as we know them today, were originally Calling Cards and were a very important part of society.
It was the 17th century when the Calling Card was introduced to Europe but the most spectacular period was from the early 1800’s to the 1900’s. Cards were hand finished, fringed, embroidered and some even had doors and windows, this truly was the era of Calling Cards!

As time progressed the Calling Card became the Trade Card, this gave information about the merchants location and usually had a map on it as there was no such thing as Google Maps back then and street numbers were uncommon.

Our modern Business Cards have masses of information on them and can be very effective if they give a professional image.

Avoid FREE templates at all costs as you could end up looking just the same as any other tradesperson! A good brand identity is vital for effective marketing.

We love branding and helping get businesses noticed!

Reply to this email or ring 0330 088 4680 or 07891 349 592 to make an appointment or to view samples.

Visit www.daysofelegance.com to view some quirky Calling Cards from a bygone age!