Brushed finishing is one of three surface options available on our stainless steel stock. The result of brushed finishing is a subtle linear brush pattern on the un-etched surface of the card. This finishing is uniquely applied to each card by using a brush to mark a pattern onto each individual card. Within each brush stroke is a dynamic combination of a variety of tones of metal. Brushed finishing is less likely than our mirrored finishing to show fingerprints. Because of this it is ideal for designs with large un-etched areas. For our other stainless steel metal finishings please see: Original finishing, and mirror finishing.
Brushed finishing is an ideal option for designs that have large surface areas of un-etched material. The reason for this is that this stock has a higher resistance to scratches than our mirror or original finishing. A different surface finishing can be used each side of our stainless steel cards with the restriction of there being only one per side. When designing a card with brushed metal please keep in mind that the brushed look does not create a three-dimensional look but rather provides more of a variety of shades of steel to the surface. Also, because each card is individually brushed there may be variation from card to card.