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How To Successfully Design Your Own Business Cards

  22 September 2017 | By

There are a variety of things to consider when you decide to design your own business cards if you want them to leave a good first impression on the people they’re handed to. They should be professional and unique to your business and should serve as a constant reminder of your brand.

Business cards are a vital piece of business literature for any company wanting to increase their brand awareness and they provide an insight into your company and the services or products you supply. If they don’t look and feel professional and leave a positive first impression, potential customers are less likely to use your services.

From colour schemes and fonts to specifications and finishes, it’s simple to be creative when designing a business card for your company because of the variety of options available. However, if you have no previous design experience, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. We’ve put together a selection of tips that will help you successfully design your own business cards.

How to design your own business cards

  • Think about your brand and target audience

Your business cards should offer an insight into your business and what you do and should grab the attention of your target audience. They should follow the same theme as your other business materials and tie in with your company logo and colour schemes. Make sure that your business cards provide an accurate representation of your company and are unique. This will help your business stand out from your competition.  

  • Decide on the specifications

Decide on the size and orientation of your business card and consider this when choosing the placement of your company logo and information. The most commonly chosen size is 85mm x 55mm with a landscape orientation. However, although this is the most popular, opting for a slightly different size or orientation might make your business cards more noticeable.

  • Font

One of the main things to consider when you choose to design your own business cards is the colour and size of your font. Any font used needs to be clear and simple to read and in a colour that is contrasting from the background. For example, white text is the most on dark coloured backgrounds.

  • Thickness and finishes

Thickness and finishes are another consideration when designing business cards. The thickness of the card can not only show how professional a company is, but also ensures the business card will last for a long period of time. Furthermore, specific finishes can be applied such as foil, glitter, matt and gloss. These finishes give you the opportunity to get creative and put your own twist on a traditional piece of business literature.

Design your own business cards with PrintWorthy

If you are hoping to design your own business cards but would like the help of a professional graphic designer and commercial printer, look no further than PrintWorthy.

We are an established and professional commercial printing company that has a dedicated graphic design team willing to help you with all your design needs. Work side by side with a graphic designer to create the business cards of your dreams and ensure you stand out from the competition. With our exceptionally low prices, what do you have to lose?

Call us on 01254 311215 or email us at and we’ll be happy to help you.

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