Farbschnitt – Edge painted cards

Farbschnitt is the German word for edge painting and it literally translates as ‘colour cut’. Edge painting is generally the application of colour to the edge of  business cards, invitations, books etc. it is like guilding in a way. Edge painting is very special and not overly common, in fact it sets your business cards far apart from the competition. Interestingly enough, we find that most of our clients that request edge painting are in fact Graphic Designers themselves. More recently we are receiving many more requests for edge painting whether it be business cards, wedding invitations or even postcards, so here are a few examples of the work we have printed in our loudbang design/ kikisoso studio in Cologne.

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business cards printed on 600 gsm gmund paper

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on 300 gsm gmund paper. thicker is usually better and more noticeable

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we printed David Airey’s cards with a vibrant orange farbschnitt 

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another pantone matched for these cards. Grey 600gsm card with a twist

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Samay wanted a florescent pink farbschnitt and this is our favourite finish

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bright y-orange for my cards as it is the happiest colour… apparently 

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letterpress beer coasters - farbschnitt
not limited to business cards. Beer mats are ideal for edge painting

 

Thanks for reading my post. Do you like edge painting and when do you find it works best? I would love to hear your comments. If your interested in having your own business cards letterpress printed with or without the farbschnitt then get in touch with us for a quotation here >> http://shop.kikisoso.de/contact