BUSINESS CARD SIZES
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We have always believed that a first impression is crucial for any business. So how do you make a great first impression with a business card? There are so many variables. Many businesses distinguish themselves with thick papers, unique coatings, foil stamping, raised printing and specialty finishes. We proudly offer all of these options, however, the simplest and most cost effective way to stand out is to utilize a non-standard business card size.
The standard business card size (also known as American business card size or Canadian business card size) is 2 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide. European business card sizes are similar to what the US refers to as credit card size or 2.125 inches tall by 3.375 inches wide. Many new sizes have also been introduced as of late including social business cards which are square in size and 2.5 by 2.5 inches in size. Slim, mini and micro business card sizes are 1.5 by 3.5 or 1.75 by 3.5. Slim business card sizes work great for hang tags and miniature bookmarks.
What size is right for you? The content of your business card can easily determine if a square business card size or slim business card size will work. If your logo is taller than it is wide a narrow business card will not work well. Wide logos work great on standard business card sizes as well as slim business cards, but not as well on square sizes. Square business cards work great for Instagram sized photos. Add rounded corners to your business cards on two or four sides for added interest. Rounded corners are available on most business card sizes in 1/8 inches or 1/4 inches round.
We are happy to take a look at your content and graphics to suggest the right business card size for your project. We will even custom design your business card for no additional charge with printing!
Business Card Dimensions:
Business Card File Creation:
The biggest mistake we see in print ready designs is designers creating designs to exact size. Every printer we have worked with now and in the past has required bleed and/or safety margins around all edges of the business card. The safety area needs to be adhered to so that important text and imagery does not get cropped off.