Business cards make the perfect way to pass your important contact details and business information on to another individual or group of people. They have been used for many years by business all over the world and of all different sizes; from one-man-bands right up to the huge multi-national corporations, and they work with great success!
With so many different businesses out there putting business cards to use, it can be difficult to make your designs stand out – and in order to be effective, they need to stand out! You can make your business card stand out in a number of different ways, firstly you can get creative with the design on your card – the colors you use, the typography and imagery, the positioning and so forth. You can also get a great deal of individuality in the type of cut you opt for. Most business cards are a standard rectangle shape, but you could have your cards printed in a different shape, or with rounded corners instead of right-angled corners. You could also look into using different materials to print your business cards onto, you could opt for a super thick and luxury feeling type card, or a glossy shiny coated card. There are a whole range of different things you can do to give your business card the ‘wow’ factor and make it stand out from the rest. To give you a few ideas on what works well on business cards, I’ve found a few great samples and listed them for you below:
If you’re looking to get business cards printed, then I recommend you take a look at NextDayFlyers.com – they are one of the most well established printing companies in the States and they come backed by thousands of customers who use them on a regular basis for their printing requirements. You’ll find a huge array of different materials which you can have printed at NDF, including business cards, flyers, postcards, brochures, catalogues, stickers, presentation folders and much more – so whatever you need printed for your business, you can probably find it there!
I use NDF for a few reasons, but the main one is the fact that they have a manual quality assurance check on every single order – this ensures that the printed business cards you receive look just as perfect as they do in the digital format on your PC screen. Far too many printing companies fail to offer efficient quality assurance checks and this leads to lots of unhappy customers with low quality prints with poor color reproduction or off-centre margin prints which do nothing for their business. In-fact, if you tried to market your business with low quality materials then you would probably have the reverse effect to the one you’re looking for. Make sure you go with a company who are renowned for their high quality printing.
Lynn Bradley is a regular contributor to many small business, technology and design related blogs around the web. With a background in marketing, he is keen to share tips and advice with business owners. Lynn loves to travel and hopes to one day do the LOTR trek through New Zealand.