Tips for Designing Business Cards
If you're an entrepreneur, a manager, a restaurant owner or just entering the job market, custom business cards are a staple for networking. These handouts make it easier for potential customers and employers to contact you.
Determine the contact information you would like to provide. Personalized business cards should include your name, title, company name/logo, phone number and email. If you have business social media accounts, you may include your profile handles.
Your business card should be easy to read. Include all relevant information for marketing purposes, but leave out the unnecessary details. Keep it simple and informative, not cluttered.
Ensure your business card stands out from the crowd. Use colour and finishes to enhance your creative design. You can also consider one of our professional business card templates. If you’re looking for more unique printing options, consider folded business cards or magnetic business cards.
Your personalized business card is a reflection of who you are. Make sure that your card is high quality and professional to create a good first impression. Whether you choose a high gloss finish or environmentally-friendly paper stock, the result should reflect your brand. For a sleek look, consider a silk finish with rounded corners.
The size of standard business cards are 3.5" X 2". When designing a card, allow .125" bleed for images or designs that are along any edge of the business card. The bleed ensures your design fits on the card without white space after trimming.