5 Important Tips Before You Create Online Business Cards

 

 

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Business cards are part of who we are and what we do. They represent many aspects of our business, either it is a profession or a worldwide organization.

Designing and ordering business cards online is simple. You just have to follow a few steps, picking up the design, choosing the right paper and knowing what to write on it. For a good looking business card the design must be simple and should provide a clear message to anyone you hand it over so they will easily remember you.

Of course, there are many ways to achieve that, and the cheapest is to create your own business cards online.

Templates (Color / B&W)

There are thousands of free online business card templates to choose from, B&W or color. Color templates are the most popular but that depends on your brand and the style of your preferences.

If your company has a colored logo, then your card should include the same colors (the same logo). If your profession is piano performer, then you can choose a B&W card that represents a piano which has black and white keys (obviously).

You can also observe other companies’ designs. You would never create a red business card for Starbucks or a blue one for UPS! So, your design should something that is close to the colors of your brand.

Size and Shape

The size of a standard business card is 3.5 inches by 2 inches. There are many more sizes and shapes you can choose from:

  • Standard
  • Folded
  • Coated/Uncoated
  • Die-Cut
  • Offset
  • Horizontal/Vertical
  • Color/B&W
  • One side/Both sides
  • Other

Most companies use the standard size because it’s the cheapest among all. If you want to order a different shape, size or paper thickness, then you will have to pay the extra price. You can find more paper sizes and different shapes here.

Coated / Uncoated Paper

Uncoated paper comes without any gloss. This type of paper has a very hard texture you can clearly write on it using a pen. This paper is used for appointment cards and any other type of businesses that require text to be written by hand.

Coated paper is more glossy and stronger than uncoated paper. It is mainly produced for offset printing and is used by the majority of businesses. With coated paper images are printed in better quality and the business card looks more professional. Learn more on this page.

Information (Logo, Address, Website/Social Media, Photo, etc.)

The logo and a short description of your business are the two most important elements in a business card. If you want to print front side only, you’ll need to add all necessary information without overstuffing the card! You always need to keep the right spacing between letters, logo and photo (if any).

Use small fonts for the address, phone, website or social media accounts and larger fonts for the logo and description. You can also print a map at the back to let customers know where you’re located.

If you have many Social Media accounts, add only the one you use the most (i.e. Facebook). You don’t have to present everything in your business card. Make it simple for the one you hand it over; they’ll easily contact you.

Best Business Card Printing Service

Among a few hundred printing services (local or online), we have found that PSPrint.com is a fine service for printing any type of business cards at affordable prices. In our website you can also find PSPrint coupons that gives you up to 50% discount!

Another great service we’ve found really useful with great quality and fast turnaround time is 123Print.com. You can find 123print coupons for business cards in our website too.

Summary

Print your business cards online and save money on large orders. If you’re looking to print over 5000 cards, you’ll definitely save a huge amount of money with the use of a promotional code.

Just remember, some online printing services do not provide handle and shipping cost in all their bundles. This can be confusing because you think you can save a significantly great amount of money with their given discount but if shipping cost is double the price from other services who provide it for free, it doesn’t worth ordering from them.

Always check the best discounts that are available online, customer reviews (recent customer experiences) and shipping cost.

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