Best Business Card Design Ideas


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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.

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30 Classic Black Business Cards | creativedesignmagazine.com


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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.

Vinyl Record Business Cards

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Line Corporate Business Card

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Guido Ricci Mase

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Quick Response Business Card

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Dominique Rougeau

black business cards

Alpis Design

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30 Unique Business Cards ***very nice, a touch of creativity in business***

***very nice, a touch of creativity in business***
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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.


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***very nice, a touch of creativity in business***
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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.

Popup Business Cards

Popup Business Cards

QR Code Business Card

QR Code Business Card

Tie-Shaped Business Card

Tie-Shaped Business Card

Drink Me Creative

Drink Me Creative

Optometrist Business Card

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35 – Account Of Business Cards For Successful Businessmen

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.


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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.

ICG – branding

ICG - branding

Popular Front

Popular Front

Scenaria – corporate identity & design

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How To Design a Business Card – Infographic 2012


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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.

Enjoy!

Ultimate Collection of Business Card Tutorials


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.

If you need more business card inspiration, check our other posts:

Enjoy!

 

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Create a Melted Chocolate Business Card

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Designing and Producing Creative Business Cards: Techniques and Details

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.
Size

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!
Die-Cutting

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.


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.

General Advice

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.

Size

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!

Die-Cutting

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.

Optimum in Designing and Producing Creative Business Cards: Techniques and Details
This simple and effective design makes use of the round hole on both sides of the card.

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This card takes the shape of the product. Instant recognition!

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