How to design your business card effectively

June 14, 2015 · Print This Article

When you make the decision to create new business cards, you need to absolutely vigilant that you do not make a design mistake. Handing out a business card with a typing error can be detrimental to your image as a professional. There are various things you can do to make your business card outshine the rest and it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. You can quite simply incorporate some important elements into your business card which drive the message home and get your target audience paying attention and of course, remembering your name.

Below are a few tips to consider when designing your business card:

  • Chat to your printer about size and colour before you start with your design. It will be important to know if they work with CMYK or RGB colours. Size is important as you will need to design your card accordingly.
  • Try to avoid incorporating a border on your business card. When your cards are cut, you might find those with a border have lopsided edges. It can be very hard for your printer to avoid this.
  • Use complimentary colours over bold and garish ones. Yes, the bold colours will make your card stand out, but that might be for the wrong reasons. Of course you should tie your business card colour scheme in with the colours you use across all of your other media.
  • Make sure the text included on the card can be read. A small font can have your customer squinting at the card to see what it says, so keep this in mind. Try to keep your font size to around 8 or 10 pt as a minimum.
  • Remember to incorporate all the important information such as your name, position in the company, company name, telephone number, cell phone number, company website address and any social media platforms that clients can reach you on.
  • Check with your printer if they want you to provide your business card artwork in JPG, PNG, PDF or similar formats. It is best to provide them with a format that works best for their printers.

Which professional printer can help you in Marlboro

Minuteman Press Marlboro will be able to assist you with not only the production of your business card, but the design as well. You can provide us with your own artwork or work with one of our designers to create a business card that is ideal for your company image. Our business cards can be provided in black and white or full colour print.

Learn about all of the services offered by Minuteman Press Marlboro by contacting us today.