Business cards are a must. I don’t always make controversial statements like that, but we need to talk about it. Okay, maybe “controversial” is an exaggeration, but a business card that doesn’t adequately represent your organization or you as a person can leave a bad taste in the mouth of prospects, clients, and colleagues.
A good business card will tell the recipient who you are and how to contact you. But a great one will do so much more. If you can give someone a well-designed piece of art that provides them with your contact information, it will actually be memorable and leave them with a positive impression of you.
Let’s look at some business card designs that can give you some inspiration, plus a few tools to help you get yours printed if you don’t want to hire a professional.
Business card inspiration
We love Pinterest here at T&S. So we took a little time to create a board of 50 good looking business card ideas. Use this board for inspiration colors, layout, foil, thickness, paper, and embossing.
Business card design resources
Before you start using one of these resources to design cards, remember to consider your budget. Adding foil, spot UV, or extra thick paper can increase the investment you make in your cards. Cards made from a unique material like acrylic or metal also come with a higher price tag but may be worth it for the impression they will make. You don’t even have to get the traditional rectangular shaped business card!
It’s best to start out by talking with your designer or printer. Many printers also have the option to design your card online. Of course, I recommend having a design or marketing agency create your cards for you, but I may be biased.
Once you’ve designed your card, it’s time to get it printed! Here are just a few of the online printers we’ve used over the years:
If you have a local printer that you know and trust, that can often be a better option than an online printer. Your local printer will work with you to make sure you get what you want, and often you can even see card samples in person.
Maybe you think designing something for your organization is fun. I know I do! But even if it sounds overwhelming, don’t panic. If you’re willing to invest the time and money, I’m confident you can come up with a design that works well for you.
Want professional help? Feel free to reach out and see if we would be a good fit for helping with your business card design.