Making business cards out of wood isn't new, and you can see a massive roundup of them here, but we like Wisconsin design student Staci Paul's mahogany-stained plywood take on them, below:
While some producers charge as much as $3 per wooden card, Paul managed to spend just $30 to produce 80 cards. Then again, as a student she has access to something many of us don't: A school-provided Versa Laser 300 machine.
This got me wondering: In gross terms, is making business cards out of wood rather than paper less green? I know the obvious answer seems like "yes," but I'm wondering if someone familiar with the ins and outs of papermaking can sound off in the comments. Specifically, I'm wondering about the trade-off between the chemicals involved in papermaking versus the (presumably) greater amount of raw wood required per card in the latter method.