Trading cards have been around for decades and are perfect for handing out to friends and family or for business use. Trading cards typically feature images of people, sports stars, places or things as well as descriptive text about the featured image. When it comes to the trading card printing side of things, they are small cards made from paperboard or thick paper. Trading cards are important for networking, promoting goods and services, and providing relevant information to the target audience.
Uses of Trading Cards
Trading cards are not just normal cards but are symbolic in different ways. They can be used as handouts, rewards cards, gift cards or collectibles.
Collectibles can be used by companies for promotion by releasing to their audience who are willing to collect them. They work as a marketing and promotional strategy to set businesses apart from the competition. Moreover, they should be relevant to the current issues or situations to make people curious to collect them.
As a rewards card, it will continuously remind your loyal customers that they need to return to your business more often. This is enhanced by the size of trading cards which will prompt them to put it in a visible place thereby working as a unique marketing strategy.
For gift cards, you can use the trading card for sales during holiday seasons. This will go a long way in promoting your services and products. If they are unique be assured that more prospective buyers will be willing to seek your company’s services.
As a handout, it can be handed out to customers or prospective buyers to make them aware of a special event or sale. In the same way, handouts can be used as a coupon for businesses.
Types of Trading Cards
Boxing Trading Cards Printing
We make our boxing trading cards with either 14pt cardstock paper or super thick premium 16pt which ensure its durability. We offer a variety of printing options depending on the color combination and coating that you require. We always make sure there is accurate color accuracy as recommended by the reproduction of a clear image. We use a high-quality trading card printing machine for excellent results. Our trading card printing and packaging options have a great range to display your printed trading cards professionally.
Non-sport trading cards printing
This type of trading card consists of all kinds of formal or non-formal events that you may want to showcase. After creating the images required, be assured that we will design to impress. In a formal setting, it will make the event or conference be memorable.
Special Occasions Personalized Trading Cards Printing
Special occasions vary from birthday parties, weddings or exhibition. In such events, many people often attend, and it can be a great platform to encourage networking and use the trading card for promotional purposes.
Photo Trading Cards Printing
Our advanced technologies will ensure all your memorable moments don’t get lost. We make our trading cards from an eco-friendly material that meets the right standards. For this specific one, we offer a variety of coatings to personalize the trading card. Alternatively, you can choose from our variety of trading card templates for your photo gallery.
Football Trading Cards Printing
Our custom football trading cards printing options can be used as promotional giveaways, gift cards or collectible gifts for football fans. This will work as a strategy for increasing the rate that people embrace doing physical exercises and physical education in schools. There are also a variety of custom football trading cards printing card templates to choose from before personalizing and printing. We use a high-quality trading card printing machine for excellent results.
Custom Sports Trading Cards
These custom sports trading cards can showcase all kinds of sports that you may want to showcase. Trading cards can work well in promoting and advertising gyms or matches yet to occur. Our custom sports trading card printing and packaging options have a great range to display your printed trading cards professionally.
Printing Artist Trading cards
These types of trading cards are popular among the younger generations where they swap the artist trading cards online. We ensure that artist trading cards that we design are impressive and eye-catching, working great as promotional marketing gifts. This will help in increasing your business exposure.
Baseball trading cards
Our baseball trading cards printing pays close attention to all our customers’ needs to ensure no detail is missed. If you are a baseball fan be assured that we will provide a trading card that won’t disappoint you. It can work well in uplifting a close person/family member to have the psyche of playing baseball and emerge a victor.We use a high-quality trading card printing machine for excellent results. We offer baseball trading cards printing services for any team.
Basketball trading cards printing
We offer basketball trading cards printing services for any team. If you also need initials of certain teams, we can make it a reality for you. Our basketball trading cards trading card printing and packaging options offer a great range to display your printed trading cards professionally.
Professional trading cards paper
Trading cards have a variety of trading card printing paper coating options, ranging from the dull finish, gloss coating, no coating, full UV on the front, full UV on both sides, spot UV on back only, spot UV on front only, and UV coating. We use a high-quality trading card printing machine for excellent results. Our trading card printing and packaging options have a great range to display your printed trading cards professionally.
Here at Non-Stop Signs, we offer a variety of cheap trading card printing paper stock combinations for our trading card printing. We use trading cards papers that are compatible with our printing machine that is reliable and efficient for any design for printing out trading cards.
Types of paper
- a) 14pt Glossy Cardstock (UV Front only)
If you settle for this, we will ensure the front coating is attractive and eye-catching bearing in mind that the back side won’t be UV coated. This technique is ideal for single-sided designs and artwork which shouldn’t draw any attention to the backside. The thickness of the trading card printing paper will ensure the trading card lasts long.
- b) 14pt Glossy Cardstock (UV Both Sides)
This is different from the single-sided design, whereby both sides are UV coated. It makes the design eye-catching and shiny. The advantage of this stock method is that the artwork will be easy to notice and bring out the glossy look better.
- c) 14pt Uncoated Cardstock
The completed uncoated cardstock is one that makes the trading card to have a natural look without any finishing or laminate. They allow one to write directly on the card due to its maximum absorption of ink. For this trading cardstock, dark colors should not be used with high-color density to prevent any color bleed. Lighter colors should also be used to maintain its unique feature.
- d) 16pt Cardstock Dull Finish
This kind of cardstock offers a non-reflective flat look that enhances the reading of the printed information. It also has an elegant smooth finish that resembles high-quality silk material. Moreover, it gives the trading cards a subtler appearance that is unique from the usual.
- e) 16pt Glossy Cardstock (UV Front Only)
This cardstock is quite efficient for any trading card as it features a light shine that is eye-catching and attractive. It is highly recommended for single-sided designs which don’t require any much attention at the back.
- f) 16pt Glossy Cardstock (UV Both Sides)
Unlike the one-sided cardstock, this one features a noticeable gloss on the front and back. It can feature a two-sided design that will make the whole artwork look epic. It is a bit thicker than the 14 point one.
- g) 100lb. Textured Linen Paper
This is the thinnest among the other two (14pt and 16pt) enhancing its flexibility. It brings out a feeling of elegance and showcases the colors used well. Moreover, it has a refined textured touch that doesn’t require any finishes. This makes it easy to write on either of the surfaces.
Our Trading Card Printer
For all our trading card printing, we use an efficient printer that ensures all the colors come out as expected. If you need to print sports trading cards for a sports team, school trading cards printing, ceremony trading cards printing, trading card game printing, special person or object we pride ourselves on being one of the highest quality trading card printing companies around and strive to help you in the most effective way.
You may be tempted to design and print on your own at home but be assured that it won’t come out as clear as one done with a professional printer. Here are some of the benefits of relying on us for our custom trading card printing service:
- NNS prices are favorable for any type of custom trade card printing. You will be amazed by the work we will do in comparison to how you would have attempted at printing trading cards at home.
- Our trading card printer is quite effective and produces cards that are high-quality and quite attractive. You can easily see and feel the difference between the professionally made trade cards and those done at home.
- We don’t just print, but also offer custom design services if you don’t have the actual design. We will ensure the work is professional enough at all levels.
- Alternatively, if you prefer using trading card templates, we have a wide variety to choose from. Depending on your preference we will customize it to your own taste. After personalizing the trading card templates, we may then professionally print the cards for you depending on the number that you want.
- Not all printers allow different kinds of papers; however, our printer is quite efficient and can print on all paper sizes.
- We offer print on demand trading cards, non-sports trading cards printing, custom foil trading cards printing and custom printed playing cards printing.
Trading Card Printing and Packaging
After we create a unique design and print trading cards for you, we can also offer cheap trading card printing and packaging options according to your preference.
Clear Cello Wraps – This can only wrap a minimum of 500 packs. Thus, for this option, you need to have a large order to ensure the packaging works for you.
Custom Foil Wraps (Unprinted) – This can accommodate from 100 to 500 packs.
Short Run Printed Prototype Wraps – This specific one can accommodate from 100 -750 packs.
Custom Foil trading cards Wraps (Printed) these specific trading card wraps can accommodate up to 1000+ packs.
Plastic cases – For this type of packaging, it normally accommodates 250 or fewer sets.
Why choose us for your trading card printing?
We have been in the industry for many years and are reliable and effective. We offer an opportunity for discussion between the customer and design team before the printing of your trading cards commences. We also use modern strategies to ensure that we are up to date with current trends and technologies.
We also accept your own trading card custom printing including artworks and designs. In addition, we also offer consultations on what can blend in well with the other.
Customized trading card printing is no doubt one of the most effective forms of brand awareness and product marketing around. You can enjoy the benefits of a modest difference and use them to represent the best means of brand awareness available. If you want to know more about how to order your customized trading card packs, contact us today for a sample or purchase your trading cards directly from our website using our trading card printing template.
Call us today at 800-205-9005 or send us an email to discuss your printing options.