How to design a great Business Card

Ben GidneyUncategorized0 Comments

As a Freelance Web Designer, I often get asked if I design and print business cards. The answer is yes!

These nifty bits of card have stood the test of time and survived the coming of the digital age, but what makes a great business card? I believe the following is a good place to start:

  • Size/Shape I believe a business card really needs to fit into a wallet or purse pocket, otherwise it might get lost in a jean pocket or the depths of a handbag. The standard size for a business card is 2″ x 3.5″ and I think this is fine.
  • Material Business Cards are usually printed on various types of Card (obviously), but there will be options over the weight. People generally agree that the heavier the card, the better it feels it your hand. It’s also becoming increasingly popular for these cards to be printed on wood and plastic.
  • Coating & Embossing If your budget is there, you have many more options over additional coatings to make your card last longer, for example UV -protective coating. Embossing gives your cards that 3D effect, which is also a popular feature.
  • Colours It may seem obvious, but your business cards really need to reflect your business branding. I’d recommend colour matching the card to your logo.
  • Content After you have decided on the above options, it can be easy to forget that the main goal of your business card is to give people your contact details. Remember to include your Name, Position, Social Media addresses, Email, Number, Website and possibly your address.

I hope the points above have given you a little insight into what is achievable with business card design and printing. Of course, we can handle the design and printing for you. Get in touch if you’re interested in our business card design and printing service.

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