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Shaktal says

Hello, firstly, thank you for viewing this thread. Recently, I uploaded a business card, and it got rejected today, with the standard “Unfortunately this file does not meet GraphicRiver’s strict aesthetic guidelines” message.

Below is the representation:

Here are the flat images of both sides of the card (I used psd-tuts+ for the name mainly because it looked good).

All comments and criticism would be warmly welcomed, hopefully I can fix this and get it uploaded! :)

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AetherLev says

Hey Shak

I’m not sure how it would look in print, but I think the details on the back of the card are a little too dark, which could make it unreadable.

The background design would definitely lend itself to a matt finish with gloss ‘splashes’ – I saw something like it a while back, it was unusual and classy – but with a straight matt finish, the effect is probably lost.

Straight gloss would be a total disaster, so I’m not going there :P

Overall – I just think you need to bring up the texture and brighten the writing so it’ll stand out more. If it’s a business card, it has to work in print, yeah?

Hope that helps :) it’s a nice design, shame to see it rejected.

Aether

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Shaktal says

Hi, thanks for your reply Aether! :)

Yea, I have to admit I didn’t check that it worked on paper (an elementary mistake :P). However, I have now checked on my (somewhat crappy) inkjet printer and I can still make out the concrete texture and the text is still clear, I decreased the print quality (in my printing settings) to the point of not being able to see the concrete, and the text is still visible, so it degrades well. Unfortunately I do not have a printer capable of professional printing so I cannot tell how it would look out of one, but I am reasonable confident, and as such I have come to the (possibly wrong) conclusion that my representation is poor (because I tried to make it in perspective and was consequently not clear).

I am really grateful for your reply!! :)

If it gets rejected again then I will follow your suggestions and improve the typography to make it perfect. :)

Thanks!
Thomas

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