Elevate Your Business Cards
Let’s talk business. Specifically, business cards. Even though we live in a digital world, they’re a traditional touchpoint for potential customers and the lifeline for returning customers.
It’s a conversation starter. It’s the first impression your client has with your company. It’s a reflection of you and your brand.
If your business card looks a little dated or home-made, well, that could ruin a good first impression.
That’s why they’re so important.
Beyond your name, title, and contact information, here are three ways to elevate your business card:
This is your opportunity to show your personal quality – if your design is cheap and dated, people won’t take you seriously. It might seem obvious, but before you go any further in your business card design, remember basic design principles:
- Make sure your images are high-quality
- Keep important text 5mm from the trim edge
- Maintain a minimum size for your text to improve legibility
- Design in CMYK
If you implement these design principles your business cards have a great foundation for more exciting elements.
2.Watch the Edges
If you want your card to stand out, considering a cut-die process to remove elements from the card stock. You could round the corners or cut shapes out of the center for a unique look. If you’re looking for an extra-thick business card with an eye-catching edge, consider painted edge business cards.
3.The Finish Line
Spending a bit more on professional finishing goes a long way. Special finishes include options like spot-UV, metallic inks, magnet, or wooden. They make your card look tactile, impressive, and memorable. If your card is magnetic, it’s more likely to live on a refrigerator insight instead of being thrown away or recycled.
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