Business card Basic FAQ
This is the concise version of answering the business card related questions.
What are the steps in designing a business card?
First, decide on the type of business card. Personal. Professional. Product-oriented, Service related, Promotional, or Marketing. Each type of business card has the design styles to follow.
How to print 10 business cards per page?
If printing at the office, use the Avery.com papers, however, we do not recommend them if you have a background color extending out to the edge of the paper.
What is the best online layout website for the business card?
Canva.com and a few other websites are great alternatives to having a professional graphic designer at your finger tips.
What is the best format to print business cards?
We recommend .pdf, then png and .jpg, and then PSD files
Can I design my own business cards?
Yes, you can with little assistance.
What should a good business card have on it?
Readable Name, phone, and email address, and then clearly spell out the type of services provided in less than 4-5 words.
How can I make business cards at home for free?
Not recommend. Printing and cutting the business card is a major challenge. No matter how much you try very likely will look unprofessional.
What factors should I consider when choosing a company to print my business cards?
Most online printing places will print without any print-ready verification. They will print without any hesitation looking over your file.
What is the best free business card maker software?
There isn’t one we can recommend. We prefer Canva.com the most.
What is the best paper for business cards?
120 lb, 14 pt, 16 pt. paper. You can not find these papers to purchase at the local retail stores. Likely, these thick papers will not perform well with an office printer.
What is the best thickness for business cards?
We recommend 16 pt CS paper, UV coated or uncoated. This card is sturdy and very reasonable in price. For more thicker business cards please visit Business Card Choices
Business Card Design Rules
There are several rules in printing. You must follow the business card design rules to have printed correctly. Please visit this link.
What is typesetting?
The concept of typesetting, in our opinion, refers to guidelines that help readers process the content they’re seeing by determining how texts are laid out. You can see business card layout elements as sets of letters, graphics, and sizes that should be positioned properly and aligned one another so that you are more likely to get attention to make the sale.
Why need to add print finishing options?
Adding print finishing options will help your business card gain more attention.
How business card thickness are measured?
The papers are measured in 2 ways, weight of the paper and thickness of the paper. The weight of the papers are measured in pounds as well as gsm(metric measurement). The thickness of the papers are measured in points as well as pounds. The pound measurements are based on calculating the bulk weigh of a specific size of papers.