Are you looking for the best business card design for your company or next project. There are many original idea out there that will have your customers “Wowed”, but which of them will be best for you; this is a hard decision to have to come to for a business owner. If you are a carpenter or architect you could have some cards made out of a thin sheet of wood, or a glass maker out of glass. In today’s design world the possibilities for business card designs are limitless and if you can think of it, it has probably been done.
Black is a classic and elegant color and it can make designs look really beautiful. Black and White are common colors that we can found in every other design. But when it comes to the use of a single black color it just make the design stand out in the crowd. In this post I collected some classic black business cards for theinspiration of business card designers. Here you will notice the richness and classis look of Black Business Cards.
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Unique business cards can help you to stand out to potential clients. Being more memorable will often result in being more likely to get hired. Fortunately, there are all kinds of possibilities to create unique business cards. In this post we’ll showcase 30 examples for your own inspiration.
A professional business card always leaves a long-lasting imprint with anyone that holds on to them, it has a very distinctive context like meeting, conversation and functions where we can publicize our company, services and brand. These are delightful business cards completed by artistic designers, this roundup collection will give you inspiration, I added latest source for each business card also have some previous posts related awe-inspiring business cards.
As a graphic designer, it could be challenging sometimes explaining to a client the elements needed for an effective business card design. To be more specific, I think it’s trying to have your client visualize what you are trying to explain to them that’s the real problem.
I took a stroll a the Daily Infographic and found this cool guide on how to properly design a business card. Very basic for designers but it could be a fun tool to use for your clients.
Having a memorable business card can bring tons of extra business and public visibility for your company or personal business, but making a business card from scratch can be a bit challenging. You have to balance creativity, usability, and design in a perfect amount to create a high quality card.
This post is the ultimate collection of business card tutorials, that you can add to your toolbox and will help you understand not only how to make a business card, but how to make it print ready as well.
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Plenty of creative business card showcases are available out there. Many of these are beautifully done and well thought out, and they serve as inspiration for those who would like their business card to be more than the standard rectangular piece of paper. Yet little explanation accompanies these examples, and figuring out just how to bring your idea to life can be overwhelming, to say the least. This guide is meant to help you decide which technique is right for you, how to correctly prepare the files and what to look for in a printer.
Content Goes First
I never tire of repeating this to anyone who will listen. Don’t base your business card design on the fact that your printer has a special limited-time offer on round corners or metallic inks.
Think in terms of what the design will add to your message. Tempted to use rounded corners just because the cool kids are doing it? Maybe your card would stand out more by not using this technique.
Why do you want metallic ink? Do you think your name would really stand out in gold, even though your message is all about technology and recent code developments? You may want to rethink that. Or do you sell hand-crafted jewelry and want a design that reflects your latest silver creation? Then the silver ink might be the perfect solution for you after all.
The back of a business card is often ignored, but it can be a great place for extras that make your card even more memorable. Make it relevant to what you do, and make it useful if you can. You could include tips or a quick how-to guide relevant to your product, offer a free consultation, add a reminder for a date when you will offer discounts, or invite loyal customers to collect a stamp every time they purchase from you. Think of something that would make them want to hang onto your business card and consult it often. If you think the back should be reserved for note-taking, why not mark a few dotted lines, titled “Notes,” rather than leave it blank?
Talk to Your Printer
No one knows more about the techniques and materials available—and new ones come out all the time. Generally, printers are more than happy to give you all the industry news and advise you on techniques and materials. (If yours isn’t, you might want to look for a new printer.) If you learn a little about how they operate, they will appreciate it and be even more willing to help.
While this article focuses on custom shapes and sizes, keep in mind standard sizes, too. Card holders are made to fit standard size cards, and I have often heard comments like, “If a business card doesn’t fit in my wallet, I don’t care how beautiful it is, it’s going in the trash.”
The standard sizes are 3.5 x 2 inches in the US and Canada, 85 x 55 mm in the European Union and 90 x 55 mm in Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia. Or you could use a standard credit card as a reference, which about 85 x 54 mm or 3.34 x 2.25 inches.
Unless you have some other use for your cards in mind (for example, a bookstore’s card that doubles as a bookmark), you’ll want to stay within those dimensions. Smaller is okay, but anything too big won’t fit in most pockets, so consider going bigger only if you have reason to believe your cards will not be stored in wallets or holders.
Do you have the perfect idea but don’t know what to do with it? Maybe you’ve heard about die-cutting, varnishes, metallic inks, letterpressing and special materials but are unsure what they are exactly or which one is for you? Let’s jump into the different techniques!
Any card (or any printed material for that matter) that isn’t a standard rectangle or that has holes in it is created by a technique known as die-cutting. A metal template is prepared and is used to cut the paper in the given shape. The easiest way to think about this is to picture a giant hole-puncher, except that the holes are not necessarily round, but rather whatever shape you want them to be.
This means that, in addition to the artwork, you will need to provide the printer with a custom shape to “punch out” your cards.
The result can be as simple a round hole in the center of your card or as complex as a three-dimensional pop-out.
We’re always on the lookout for great freebies to share with our readers, and today we’ve got some seamless patterns. Seamless patterns are a great way to add a lot of detail to a design and fill up a big area, such as a background. Here are over 200 patterns that are perfect for creating website backgrounds. You can use these as they are, or use them as a foundation to build upon.
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Professionals in any field should always keep business cards on them because you never know when you’ll meet a potential client, partner or like-minded person. Despite their small size, business cards are one of the most powerful and handiest marketing tools. Not only do they create a link between you and your new contact, they’re also a quick way to give a great first impression. Business cards promote your skills and achievements and serve as a little container for big ideas.
Don’t underestimate the process of designing business cards; a well-made card does not just share your contact details: it generates further sharing and buzz. Like any self-promotion tool, designing a business card requires solid brainstorming and careful implementation to get the best effect.
This post targets a diverse audience. It features a collection of remarkable business card designs that could help you in your search for creative ideas. The round-up of fresh tutorials and business card templates further down might come in handy for those who don’t have the skills or experience to design their own.
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Showcase Of Original And Memorable Business Cards
Letterpress printing has actually been the only form of printing text and images since it was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century. Because of its distinctive qualities, such as crisp and tangible impression onto paper, letterpress work is now widely used for branding and identity development. Letterpress gives stronger visual definition to type and artwork and has a special touch, which is why it’s a popular technique for business card printing. Below you can see some beautiful examples of letterpress business cards.
As web designers and developers, we often overlook printed marketing materials. But on occasion, they can come in very handy: at conferences, when we meet face-to-face with clients, or when we happen to run into someone we might want to do business with. Having business cards is a great way to promote yourself in the physical world. Of course, since web design is a creative field, you’ll want your business card to serve as a sort of mini portfolio that displays your skills. You should put the same time and energy into designing your business cards that you put into designing a website. And the skills necessary to design a business card can be easily adapted from those that are required to design a website. Read on for more information about how to design your business cards.
Size and Shape
Standard business cards are 2″ x 3.5″, in either vertical or horizontal orientation. Horizontal is more traditional, but plenty of people and companies now opt for vertical layouts.
There are a few benefits to the standard sizing, the primary one being that it’s generally less expensive because it’s common. The other big benefit is that it is immediately recognizable as a business card, and will fit in standard business card holders.
But just because business cards are traditionally a 2″ x 3.5″ rectangle doesn’t mean you can’t deviate from that size and shape. With modern printing and cutting techniques, virtually any size and shape can be used for your business cards.
Die cut cards are particularly popular. Some opt for a traditional rectable, but with rounded corners or some kind of cutout shape within the card.
Others opt for an entirely custom shape, often reflecting their logo or a company theme or mascot. Just remember that anything too complex is likely to get bent or otherwise misshapen, which may defeat its purpose.
The use of stickers in advertising is not only an innovative way to attract attention, it is also an extremely cost-effective way to create a lasting impression.
Many companies, whose only form of advertising is stickers, have seen an increase in business by as much as 550%.
The great thing about these stickers is that they can be easily customized and this is probably one of the main reasons why they have become so popular.
In this post, we’ve collected some of the most striking and creative examples of stickers in advertising.
What do you think of these type of adverts? Please feel free to share other examples that you may know of in the comments’ section below. Seguir leyendo “Creative Uses of Stickers in Advertising”
Written by: Charlotte
Business cards; don’t leave home without it. Business cards are a means of passing on your contact details to potential partners or customers. It is a traditional tool of the trade that cannot be overlooked despite how small and insignificant it might appear to be.
More than just pieces of paper with a person’s contact details, business cards have become mandatory if one would like to create a foothold in the corporate world. Business cards today are not used solely for the purpose of exchanging contact details. They are also used as a marketing tool. It is an advertisement for the company listed on the card, and is a reminder to the recipient of the card what the company can offer as well as who they can contact for whatever purpose.
Business cards have been an integral part of trading, but in more recent times, business cards have transcended its basic role and become a tool in sophisticated marketing as well.
Faceless Tool of First Impressions
Your business card is a faceless but very important tool that helps you form a crucial first impression on whoever you are trying to impress. It is this very reason that one must take great care when considering the design, layout, size and even shape of your business card.
Information given on the business card is fundamental and the importance of its clarity is a given. However, also consider the type of paper stock used, the design on the card, and the colors of the ink etcetera. ‘Boring’ is not a good first impression you want to make. Avoid being mundane. Think outside the box, or in this case, think outside the standard card template. Bear in mind that to stand out and give yourself an edge from the competition, you have to start with your business card.
The World Beneath the Feet of Networking
Networking is of the utmost importance to a freelancer. When you distribute your business cards, there is a chance that recipients of your card might pass it on to other potential clients. Consider your business card as an investment in mobile promotion and advertisement for who you are, what you do, as well as a glimpse of your creativity can achieve. Turn your business card into a 3-in-1 networking tool; contact details factsheet, advertisement, and mini-portfolio.
30+ Innovative Cards
Here are some innovative business cards that might give you a creative boost and spur you to pay more attention to your own business card and the cards others give you.