Business Cards Made From Wood - So Yesterday, Or Is It?
Is wood veneer an inexpensive option? Of course not. This is, after all, a specialty substrate.
But, no matter which way you slice it, think of the possibilities to impress your customers and help them create truly outstanding and memorable pieces.
Go beyond business cards (even though they are nice). Think: invitations, book covers, envelopes, postcards, presentation folders...all providing the unique, tactical experience of real wood.
P.S. I know, I know. Before you ask, I have found two vendors that supply wood veneer for printing purposes.
Lenderink Technologies manufactures using the various veneer methods listed above.
Graphic Wood Technologies offers "Sheer Veneer" products, which are manufactured with the rotary cutting method.
Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.
Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.
Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge.