Original finishing is one of three available stainless steel finishings. These finishings affect the appearance of the un-etched metal of the card surface. Although original finishing it is not as reflective as our mirror finishing it still has an elegant sheen which is comparable to the appearance of high-end stainless steel appliances. This finishing is ideal designs with large un-etched areas since it is more scratch resistant than our mirror finishing. Original finishing can be combined with etching, spot color, laser engraving and cut through.
Original finishing cannot be combined with mirror finishing or brushed finishing on one sided however, RockDesign can produce cards that are original finishing on one side and mirror or brushed finishing on the other
Original finishing is only available on our stainless steel stocks
Original finishing is prone to fingerprint markings but is more resistant to them than our mirror finishing
The contrast between original finishing and etching is more subtle. For this reason, contact information should be at least 10PT and should include spot color if legibility is a concern.