Shape & Size
No matter what kind of Business you are working for, a set of suitable business cards is essential to you. If you are an entrepreneur, a terse business card is your solid choice. If you are a lawyer of a law firm, you need to make you business card looking like professional, so that your clients would trust more. What if a staff of the real estate companies? What about the international business and the local businesses? As a businessperson, what do you think?
There are two standards of the business card’s size. The 90*54mm and the 90*50mm. Most of the business card are designed on the size of 90*54mm, because it’s width and length constituting a golden ratio from the vision sense.
Standard (American style): 90×50mm, is the platinum ratio of the visual sense. It is a hot ratio of many
Standard (European Style): 85×54mm, is the silver ratio, which is used on producing the band card and VIP card.
Slim: 90×45mm, is suitable to design the fashion business cards.
Super Slim: 90×40mm. There are not too many people would use this size, because it usually used to show someone’s personality.
Square: If you want to be different to others, the square business card is an ideal choice to you. Circle: Round business cards can have a clean and professional design, but sport a unique shape that just makes this little rebel extra memorable. Bonus points if the front face shows a graphic of what your business does. Use the round shape to your advantage, as it frames a graphic in a unique way that corners can never give you.
Folded: 90×110mm, is suitable to the people who are working for a company with lots of information.
Leaf: The Environmental protection organization or the Landscape enterprise would choose the leaf style, so that they can show their concept by the business cards.
No matter which style of the business card you choose, you can decide the orientation of Horizontal or Vertical and the corner of Square or Round.
Some people said that it is too difficult to order a set of business cards. An excellent type setting and design are necessary to our business cards. What’s more, we need to choose the suitable paper stock at the same time. When I am looking at so many types of card stock paper, I would be doubt that how can I know which type is the suitable one. The black business card, which is made by black card stock, is very cool for its black. While the golden business card, which is made by gold card stock, is shining to our eyes. And the white card stock makes the business card classics and steady. What’s more, between the glossy card stock and the thick card stock, I am not sure which one is suitable to me. Because I would worry about the thick one would increase the card stock weight.
Now, we are going to talk about the card stock paper of making business card.
In Topwristband.com, there are 8 kinds of paper stocks for manufacturing the business card. The types of them are Matte paper,Glossy paper,Uncoated paper, recycled matte paper, Kraft paper, Linen paper, Pearl paper and the soft touch paper. The names of them might be different in different place.
Matte paper: It’s not meaning that the paper is in matte color. The different between Matte Paper and Art Paper is the surface of the paper. The matte one has an unsmooth surface. The paper fiber of it is distributing average inside, which make a great thickness of the business card. What’s more, this kind of paper is good at water-resistance and tensile property. But it is not easy to print the ink.
Glossy paper: Glossy business cards tend to be better quality and more protective than matte ones. ... Additionally, glossy business cards are great if you want to make colors pop. If you are planning to have a photo or a logo on your business cards, a glossy finish is best.
Uncoated paper: Uncoated paper does not have a coating to fill in between the fibers. It is generally rougher than coated paper and tends to be more porous, which makes it very absorbent. Images printed on uncoated paper will be softer and less crisp.
Recycled matte paper: Recycled matte paper is usually used by the staffs of the environmental protection organization. Because this kind of paper can be reused again. So that they can be more persuasion when they are introducing their environmental protection career.
Kraft paper: Kraft paper or kraft is paper or paperboard (cardboard) produced from chemical pulp produced in the kraft process. Sack kraft paper, or just sack paper, is a porous kraft paper with high elasticity and high tear resistance, designed for packaging products with high demands for strength and durability.
Linen paper: It is a kind of linen, but not the linen fabric. It has a subtle embossed texture with a crosshatch pattern that is reminiscent of a fine linen table cloth. Paper with a linen finish is often used for personal stationery, business letterhead, or fine restaurant menus... anytime a classic, elegant look is desired. People always call the linen as “Magic linen”.
Pearl paper: A paper with a lovely sheen for greeting cards and other promotional items. ... Our pearl paper has a pretty, iridescent shimmer that adds a special feel to your cards and printed pieces.
Soft touch paper: In printing, the term “soft touch” is often used as a generic reference to any finishing method that adds a velvety-soft feel to print materials.
Additional Options - Finishes
4 Finishing Options to Print a Business Card
Nowadays, people have been found out the important of business card. It is benefit to the business cooperation for your own or for a client. Are you still believing that business card is only equal to a rectangle card with necessary information? That’s an old fashion opinion. Today, the business card design is very important to the user.
In many occasions, the personal business card is not equal to the name card. The unique business cards are standing for your work and yourself when it was watched by your business partners, especially the potential business partners. Since, you have to use all the tools available to make the best out of it.
The print finish is very important to the best business cards. It would make your custom business cards more suitable to show your career when you are going to introduce. Here, you would see four different ways of finishes. You can take it as an suggestion.
1. No Finish
This is the classical style of business card. There is no any finishes making on the it. Although this kind of business cards are easy to be stained and destroyed, it would be more official when you are in the solemn occasion.
2. Metallic Finish
Metal business card, is popular in some time. There are some business cards look like the colour of burnished brass. Most of them are having the metallic finish paint on their surface. Some of them have the matte silver paint or the color of rub and buff gold.
The raised print business cards, the raised lettering business cards and the raised business cards would make the information on the business card more three-dimensional. What’s more, there are many successful people would print the braille on the card by raised printing, so that the visually impaired could get the information easily.
The brilliant finish business cards, is the one you could see the different from other types of business card. The cover of them are brilliant. So that it will leave a good impression to others.
Choosing the suitable finish.
You would notice that each selection of the finish would bring the different appearances and edges of the cards. The suitable finish would make you a totally different. As well as you’ve seen, the different types of the finishes could create different creative business cards. There are a lot of artist business cards, photography business cards, modern business cards and professional business cards are making with a suitable finish. This is the thing our business cards different from the plastic business cards. If you want to have the cool business cards, the awesome square business cards or the luxury business cards, designing your own business cards is the best selection.
If you are not good at business card layout, you could search the manufacturer online. You can search the keywords like “cheap business card”, “business card printing”, “business cards online” and “free business cards” (There are some manufacturers would provide some quality of free business cards to their customers). Most of the manufacturers would provide you the business card design free. Choose a good manufacturer (Such as www.topwristband.com is an professional manufacturer) and order your business cards. What’s more, graphic design business cards are better than electronic business cards.