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Eco Options

Eco-friendly Business Cards

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Description

At HelloPrint, we're taking action to change the print industry together. Whether it is paper made from 100% recycled materials, chlorine-free off-white paper, or KraftFold made from recycled pulp, create lasting connections with HelloPrint affordable and professional business cards. Our cards have a low environmental impact, stimulating a circular economy. What’s holding you back? Start the change and make impact through your eco-friendly business cards printed with your design now!

Note: Does your design contain white? Unfortunately, any white in your design will take on the colour of your chosen paper type, as white cannot be printed.

  • Made from eco-friendly and recycled materials
  • Unique materials guaranteed to make you stand out
  • The colour white cannot be used in the design

Eco-Friendly options available - learn more

Product specifications
Material Recystar Nature (recycled)
BioTop (chlorine-free)
Kraftfold (recycled pulp)
Print options Single-sided | Double-sided
Print technique Full colour
Design guidelines
We recommend using our templates and guides for preparing your print-ready PDF.

You can download our guides and templates in the template section. Remember to delete the template layers before exporting your design to PDF.

If you already have a design, no worries; we accept other file formats, including JPEG, PNG, or EPS.

For photographic content, high-resolution JPEGs are recommended, preferably without compression. For graphics or text-based content, we recommend print-ready, vector-based PDFs. For content that is a combination of graphics and photography, we suggest using print-ready PDFs to ensure the best quality.

Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2). If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.

Resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.

Add 3 mm bleed and keep 4 mm safety margin

During production, there might be a slight cut deviation. To avoid any issues, we recommend the following:

  • Add a 3 mm bleed around all edges of your design.
  • Keep important elements 4 mm away from the edge or folding lines.
  • Avoid using borders or frames on smaller formats like labels or business cards.
Text and fonts specifications (Min. font size is 6 pt)

For this product, the minimum font size is 6 pt. To avoid any issues, we recommend the following:

  • Fonts must be embedded or outlined.
  • If your design contains small black text, make sure it is 100 % black (Cyan: 0 Magenta: 0 Yellow: 0 Black: 100).

Note that we don't check spelling or typographical errors.

Check line thickness.

Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.

Check your artwork for overprint.

Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.

Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Force Colour Images to CMYK with a 260% ink limit (in Photoshop > Convert Colour Profile > Photoshop 5 Default CMYK). Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Using a border/frame is not recommended

It is recommended to count with a margin of error when stacks of copies are trimmed during the production process. This slight cutting deviation is usually not noticeable, nevertheless, we recommend avoiding adding borders smaller than 20 mm in your design for any product smaller than an A4 (210 x 297 mm). Otherwise, the design might end up looking off-centre.

Guide PDF
Standard (85 x 55 mm) PDF Indesign
Round Corners Card (85 x 55 mm) PDF Indesign
Portrait folded card (55 x 85 mm) PDF Indesign
Landscape folded card (85 x 55 mm) PDF Indesign
Frequently asked questions
What is this product? And what can I use it for?
  • A business card is a card that has your company information and contact details printed on it. Business cards are the best way to make a positive first impression on potential customers or business partners. Make sure to stick in their minds and provide them with a way of contacting you!

  • This product can be used:

  • • To introduce people to your business

  • • Exchange company/contact information

What materials are available for recycled business cards?
  • For the recycled business cards, we have 3 materials for you to choose from:

    - White Recycled is a 300 gsm paper made from 100% recycled materials. Certified by RecyStar® Nature with visible fibres, this paper is suitable for showcasing every design.

    - Off White Recycled is also 300 gsm and made from recyclable paper with a grey-ish undertone. This material is certified by Bio Top ® and is chlorine free. Great for creating business cards with an authentic, eco-friendly feel.

    - Kraft Brown is certified by KraftFold® and is made from a combination of 15% recycled paper pulp and other recyclable materials. As this is a brown material, white cannot be used in the design but this 283 gsm paper is perfect for giving a natural look and feel to your business card.

What is the fastest possible turnaround?
  • The fastest possible turnaround for Eco-friendly Business Cards is:

  • Next Day

  • Please note: Only applicable for products which require your design: To make sure that your order is delivered at the indicated time, it is important that we receive your file with your design for the product, on time (also called cut-off time). This way, the product can be moved into production on time. The deadline is always communicated at the final step when putting your product together and in the box on the right which details your entire order.

  • The cut-off time for your printed item may vary. This depends on the combination you choose. This has to do with the manufacturing technique and / or the order quantities.

  • Please note: The product delivery shifts a day every time the deadline for submission has passed. This is also the case if the file is rejected by us and corrected artwork isn't supplied before the next cut-off time.

Which production techniques do we use?

  • Digital (up to 250 pieces): Printed on professional HP Indigo printers, directly after your order is received. Digital printing is cheaper in lower order quantities.


  • Offset Lithography/Litho printing: This technique uses wet ink and aluminium and rubber plates to transfer images and text onto paper sheets, resulting in sharp, vibrant, and consistent prints. While this method may require slightly more setup than digital printing, it's the most cost-effective option for larger print runs.

Which carriers are used for the delivery?
  • For the delivery of Eco-friendly Business Cards, we use our most reliable carriers which, in most cases, are UPS or DPD.

  • We also use DHL and our own courier service. However, these carriers are only used for certain products (depending on the size, the turnaround and the quantity).

I can't find the product I'm looking for. Can I request a quotation?
  • The Eco-friendly Business Cards chosen in most cases can be selected via our website.

  • Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.

Is there an option to add drill holes?
  • If you would you like drill holes in your design, you may be interested in checking out our Swing Tags.

What is cutting deviation?
  • Eco-friendly Business Cards are printed on large sheets, which are then cropped to the final size. To maximize efficiency, the sheets are stacked and cut in large quantities at the same time. It is possible that the stack of paper shifts slightly, resulting in a cutting deviation. In order to limit the possibility of this, please pay attention to the bleed and safety margins when submitting your artwork.

Will my Eco-friendly Business Cards be delivered folded?
  • No, the Eco-friendly Business Cards will be delivered unfolded. The Eco-friendly Business Cards has folding creases so you can fold them very easily.

What is the difference in CO2 emissions between eco paper and standard paper?
  • By selecting an eco-friendly material, you're actively reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 25% compared with standard paper. It's the clear choice for those who want to make a difference.

Ordering process
Ordering with own design
Choose and configure: Choose the product, select your preferences and your desired delivery time.

Add to cart: Add to cart, review your preferences and edit/duplicate if needed. We recommend opting for Premium Artwork Check.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment & design: Choose your preferred payment method in this step. You can also choose to upload your artwork first and pay at a later stage.

Design check: Upload your design. We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!
Using editor design
Choose and configure: Find the best product for you, configure it and choose your delivery time.*

Design in the editor: Now you can upload and edit your artwork, if necessary, with the help of our editors. From here, you can add your product(s) to the cart.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment: Choose your preferred payment method in this step.

Design check: We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Thursday, 23 May 2024 17:00

£38.39 £22.99 Excl. VAT

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