Chipping you ask. What’s Chipping?
If a dark colour is printed to the edge of card, for example a business card or card flyer, it may show what is called ‘chipping’. It is when little white chips or flaking appears at the edge of the card.
We see a lot of this at the moment as the popularity for business cards with an all over solid colour on the reverse continues. And the darker the colour the more visible the problem can appear. This is inherent in the manufacturing process, and isn’t due to faulty board or blunt guillotine blades. However, it needn’t be a problem.
The solution is to change the design or choose to add a laminate to reduce the effects.
If you would like any advice on your next printed piece we’d love to hear from you.