Stocks and Coatings
Hotcards offers several different cardstock or text stocks with a variety of coating options!
12pt Cardstock: A great, standard option for anyone to print on! Our 12pt card stock measures at .012” on a micrometer, making it a strong, yet flexible option. Some typical uses for our 12pt cardstock include large distribution postcard mailings, flyers and event promotions, and booklet covers.
Coating options available on 12pt card stock are gloss aqueous or matte aqueous coating.
16pt Cardstock: A premium option for those looking to really leave a lasting impression! Our ultra-thick 16pt card stock measures to .016” on a micrometer, which means this is a sturdy piece that will really get your message across. Typical uses for our 16pt cardstock include business cards, presentation pocket folders, greeting cards and invitations, and flyers.
Coating options available on 16pt card stock are matte aqueous both sides, high gloss UV both sides, or high gloss UV on front and matte aqueous on back.
Hotcards has recently released an incredible silk laminate coating, which will leave your cards soft to the touch. 16pt silk laminated cards are only available on the 16pt cardstock and require a longer turnaround time (approximately 7 business days) than the standard coating options of matte, aqueous, and high gloss UV. The silk laminate coating option is only available for business card orders.
14pt Cardstock: A new release to the Hotcards line, our 14pt card stock is uncoated on one side, which makes it the perfect choice for anyone who needs to write on their Hotcards. 14pt cardstock falls between 12pt and 16pt on the thickness scale at .014”. Due to the nature of uncoated stock, any order placed on 14pt stock may require additional turnaround time
100# Text stock: A standard paper stock that is comparable to the interior pages of a magazine, 100# text stock is the perfect choice for brochures, booklets, posters, and mass produced flyers! This stock cannot be mailed without folding and tabbing.
Coating options available: gloss or matte aqueous coating.
70# Uncoated Text Stock: This premium paper stock is thicker than your standard office printer paper and will showcase the professionalism of your brand. Typically this stock is reserved for letterhead orders, however we can print just about anything to fit your needs on this stock!
Coating options available: Our premium 70# stock is uncoated, making it the perfect option for printing or writing on.
13oz Vinyl: A standard stock used in banner printing, this 13oz vinyl is a sturdy, yet cost efficient option for your banner and signage needs.
12mil Vinyl: A perfect stock for retractable banners and signage, our 12mil anti-curl blackout vinyl will not bend while on display and will not allow light to pass through from behind to ensure viewability of your display.
4mm Coroplast: Coroplast, or corrugated plastic, is the standard stock used on high quality yard sign displays. This stock will stand up to variable weather conditions and comes with two different options for yard sign stakes.
3/16” Foam Core: Foam core material is typically used in short term or indoor signage displays. This stock is thinner and more cost effective than coroplast. Foam core displays are great for sponsor or donor thank you posters, directional signage at event locations, and custom die cut signage at businesses.
60# Label Stock: This adhesive backed label stock is optimal for sticker and label printing for indoor use. Coating options available are semi-gloss, matte, and uncoated. All labels will come pre-rolled.
Vinyl Labels: This high quality sticker stock (3.2mil) comes with a blackout back and perforations between stickers on a roll and is perfect for outdoor useage! This is a permanent adhesive stock and can be custom die cut to almost any shape you can think up.
Hotcards can print basically anything that can be printed! If you are not able to find the product, stock, or coating you need online, contact our Customer Obsession Team to see if we can custom quote the project for you!
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