If you are looking for an alternative to metal business cards, consider switching to a card made of carbon fiber.
Carbon fiber is a very expensive composite material, which, because of its mechanical properties is used in aerospace and automotive fields, as well as other markets where its strength, high resistance, flexibility and lightweight characteristics are required.
It has also become increasingly common in consumer goods products as well, such as laptop computers, tripods, racquet sports frames, stringed instrument bodies, bicycle frames and for smart phone covers. And now as a material for business cards.
Carbon fiber is exactly what the name suggests, extremely thin strong fibers and is most notably used to reinforce composite materials, particularly the class of materials known as carbon fiber or graphite-reinforced polymers. The material consists of extremely thin fibers ranging from 0.005mm-0.010mm (0.0002”-0.0004”) in diameter. To form the yarn thousands of carbon fibers are twisted together, like how a rope is formed.
It’s also known alternatively as reinforced plastic or carbon fiber composite. As a compound it’s known for being far stronger and lighter than fiberglass. It’s kind of is an engineer’s dream come true. A material that’s lighter than aluminum and is pound for pound stronger than steel.
Pure Metal Cards provides premium quality carbon fiber and silver fiber business cards or membership cards in either a matt or gloss finish. Our images only show part of the unique qualities these cards possess. As you move the card in the light, the fibers in the fiber yarn show a unique 3D depth, which is only present with real carbon fiber.
Our cards are constructed from real carbon fiber not imitation printed graphics or impressions in plastic). There are thousands of individual carbon fibers woven into the yarn used to make the layers of material in these cards. Being carbon fiber, these cards take a lot of labor to manufacture. In addition, we add your design on to the card and then apply individual layers of lacquer in a matt or gloss finish to seal each card for durability. The materials used and time taken to make each card is the reasons why these cards are more expensive. For truly unique business cards or membership cards, we believe there is nothing better than high quality carbon or silver fiber.
To find out why carbon fiber is so expensive read this article by Rachel Swaby on Gizmodo.com at http://gizmo.do/ulVFse.