Etching is a chemical process that is only available on our metal cards. With this process a small amount of material is removed to create a slightly recessed appearance. On our black metal cards etching does not result in a difference in texture however on our stainless steel, and gold metal cards etching results in a matte finish. On our rose gold stock with mirrored finishing the etching will be mirrored, and on our rose gold stock with matte finishing etching will be matte. Etching is perfect when combined with spot colour since the recession created will help protect the spot colour from excessive friction and damage.
On the following metal cards, etching will be matte:
On the following metal cards, etching will have the same finishing as the rest of the card, only recessed: