This business card is a tri-folded laser cut card meant to look like a old school cassette tape.
The advantage this card has over other is that there's a zipper seal (like on UPS envelopes) on the back of the card that lets you open it like a tri-fold brochure so you can fit a mini-portfolio or a bunch of text on your usually too small business card.
This design gives you about 3.5 x 4in of space that you can't see when the card is folded and sealed.
It's possible to print the card on standard thickness paper, or card stock, though printing and folding normal paper turns out to be the the most similar to a standard business card in thickness.
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Design: Customize the "Print Side" design, use the PDF as a template. If you wish to have an inside design, you'll need to print on the back side of the page as well, you can use the "Cut side" pdf as a template to design this side.
Print: The top side of the design, this will be the outside of the card (the front, back, and label).
- Print: The back side of the design, this will be the inside of the card that you can't see when it is sealed.
After the card is printed you can use the registration marks in the corner of the sheet to align the page with the laser bed. They should appear in the same relative place on all prints.
Cut: Use the "Cut side" PDF, DXF, or EPS to import to your lasers drawing program. Potentially you could also use an exacto knife to do this.
Fold: Once your have the card that has been printed on both sides, as well as on cut, you can use the three cut marks to fold the card in the right spots.
- Glue the bottom most part of the zipper seal to the back of the card. I used a small dab of super glue for this.