Steel engraved business cards

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Today, business cards are also produced with standard printers. Business cards for professional use are usually produced by printers using the offset printing process.

The classic business card is printed on fine cardboard, e.g. diplomatic or ivory cardboard.

At that time, however, in the 17th century, these were produced using steel engraving. Here the print motif is engraved by hand as an engraving into a steel plate. The steel plate, hardened after the engraving, is transferred to a soft steel roller by rolling, in order to emboss a new soft steel plate with this subsequently hardened roller, which is then hardened again.

The process is suitable for very fine, detailed images. By this procedure the printed motif is raised, i.e. the writing is raised three-dimensionally from the paper and also shines slightly.

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