Are you looking for some creative options for your Business Cards? Looking for something fresh and unique to stand out from the crowd? Then we’ve got some fun and creative ideas for you today to really get you thinking.
Business cards are a must for any business. They are an essential item used to promote your brand to your clients and prospects. As an extension of your business, you need to make sure your business cards showcase you in the best possible light. The variety of cards available are endless in terms of card stock, design, shape and finish. Today we are going to take a closer look at some options that are quite different from your standard business card.
We always recommend a heavier stock for business cards. Our standard can vary from 310gsm to 420gsm art board. If you want to look at different options, premium paper stocks offer another avenue to showcase quality and professionalism. Heavier weighted paper feels good in your customer’s hands and says ‘quality’ while recycled, textured or uncoated stocks can really offer a point of difference.
The standard business card size is 90mm x 55mm, but you can really have whatever size you like! Some opt for a slim-line business card size which is still rectangular but smaller than 90mm x 55mm. Round cornered business cards, square business cards, folded business cards or uniquely shaped business cards certainly grab attention and are often worth the few extra dollars you spend.
Die-cutting is a great way to have your business card stand out from the crowd. Die-cutting cuts your business card to any custom shape or size you like. Here are some basic die-cutting options for your business cards, but really your options are as big as your imagination.
Cello glazing is a common finishing option for business cards. Available in gloss or matt it offers a professional look and feel by adhering a thin sheet of film using heat and pressure. It has a smooth, silky feeling and also offers added protection and durability to your business cards that is difficult to remove. Some people opt to leave the back of their cards with no cello glaze as this does make it easier to write notes or, decide not to have any cello glaze for a more organic, uncoated look on the entire business card. The matt cello glaze is a must if you are looking at Spot UV options.
Spot UV is a technique where varnish is applied to a design element of your print piece then dried using an ultra-violet light. When applied to your business card, over your logo or used in a design element on the card, it creates a smooth, glossy effect that is quite striking.
Foiling is a unique way to add sophistication to your business cards. Foiling is a specialised technique whereby a thin film of metallic or foil is impressed onto a document using a die (or stamp). Often used in conjunction with embossing it really creates elegant, eye-catching results that simply cannot be replicated using standard printing.
Embossing is when you create an impression or imprint on the surface of your business card in the shape or form of a design, decoration, pattern or logo. It raises the surface of the finished product, creating an elegant, professional look and feel. When combined with foiling, it can certainly make a statement.
You can create unique, quality business cards that will really make your business stand out from the crowd. At the end of the day make sure your design is clean, professional and on quality card stock as your business card will be the best networking tool you will ever have.