Business cards are NOT so 1990s.
If you want to be taken seriously as a business owner, you need to have business cards. And you can’t have just any business card. Your business cards need to be well designed and professional.
Continue reading this article to learn business card design tips that will allow you to make a good impression that will get you the business you need.
Must-Know Business Card Design Tips
As you’re thinking about designing your business card you can make life easier by using business card templates from Adobe Spark or other templates. While templates are helpful, you still need to know the following tips so you can use them to the best of your ability.
1. Easy to Read
Your business card needs to be easy to read. If your card looks elegant and fancy but people can’t read it — no good.
Make your fonts clear and easy to read so people don’t have to squint or guess what the card says.
Are you worried that your card looks a little boring if you decide to go for a black and white design? Embossing can make an otherwise boring design look fresh, clean and it will pop beautifully as well.
3. No Borders
Borders on business cards are never a good idea. No matter how great your printer is, it is likely that at least a few of the cards will be a little off. If you have borders on the card, the error will be very noticeable which will render some of your business cards unusable.
4. Make a Safe Area
Making a safe area on your business card will keep you from having to worry about the issue with borders we mentioned above. Speak with your printer and ask them how much of a safe area you should design for your business card for the best results.
If you use a professional template, they already build a safe area into the design so you don’t have to worry about creating it for yourself. If you’re using an online service, you’ll often find they give you a preview and show where their safe area is so you don’t put important information there.
5. Use Thicker Paper
When you’ve gone through all of the trouble to create a beautiful business card, don’t make it a waste by using low-quality paper. You can use high-quality paper to increase the impact your business card makes.
The thicker the paper you use, the more expensive it will be but you can find a middle ground so that you can get a good business card without breaking the bank.
Build Your Book of Business
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