How To Make A Business Card

A business card tells someone about your business. It tells someone what you do. Business cards are relevant today. There are many reasons to make a business card. This post talks about how to make a name card printing. A business card refers to a printed, small card that has business details, like your brand logo, contact details and name. The size of a business card is often the size of a credit card.

Select a shape

Choose a particular shape for your name card. You can select from various shapes. Certain printing techniques are more affordable and you can select from various shapes. Die-cutting lets you cut a particular shape and print bulkily. You may choose to round the corners to get a business card that’s attractive. Another option is to shape your cards using products that you sell, animal muscat, or original shape. You can use clever cutting too for a business card theme. The shape is crucial in designing business cards to show the employee’s picture and a reasonable feel. You can use special shapes, depending on the image you want. Take note of logistics so that the card can enter a wallet.

Select a size

The size of your card depends on your country’s standard. There are 3 major standards you can pick from, and they are:

  • Oceania Standard: 90×55 mm, 3.54 x 2.165 in
  • European standard: 8.5 x 55mm, 3.346x 2.165 in
  • North American Standard: 88.9x 50.8mm, 3.5x 2 in.

Consider these 3 factors for size

a) Safety line: Do not exceed the safety line. Avoid letting elements like logos or text be outside the line.

b) Trim line:This is your target line for cutting.

c) Bleed area: This is the outer part of the card. It is likely to remove this area. The areas above varies depending on the printer and size. You can use a safe bet for the trim line at 3mm (0.125m) from its edge. Set your safety line to 3mm or 0.125 in from that trim line. This is a total of 6mm or 0.125 in from the bleed area to the safety area. 

Add graphics and logo

This is the next step in making a business card. Plot the elements of your business card first and then the logo. Your logo should be at the centre, even though you can add other secondary graphics and finishes. Remember that 2 sides are available. You can add logo on one side or on both sides.

Add some text to your business card like the name, company name, job title, phone number, email and website. You should add your address, social media,  QR code and slogan too. 

Pick a topography

Choose a topography that is visible. This is dependent on size, font and colour. Certain printers give special finishes like embossing, letter pressing, foil stamping, spot UV coating. These finishes helps to decorate your card.

Select a designer and finish your design

You can look for a professional designer to design your card for you. An example of such designs is 99 designs. Take a look at their portfolio and find one suitable for your brand. Tell the person how you want the design to be. Finalise your design and evaluate it. Use a good visual flow that has the name, logo, secondary information. You can change visual flows.

Noah Engel