A business card is a small card with the information details of an individual. It usually represents the work of an individual or his brand company. These cards are exchanged as formal introductions to a client, potential customer, and other people that might be interested in your line of business.
Despite the technological advances we have today, business cards are still relevant, with over 27 million cards printed daily. The average cost of a business card ranges from as low as $10 to $500. The cost of business cards depends on several factors like the quality of the card, the complexity of the design, the graphic designer’s fee, etc.
In making a business card, there is certain information that you need to include, such as your name, job title, email address, phone number, and website. Remember that this card is a physical extension and representation of your business. It has the power to turn strangers into leads then lifelong customers.
But in the process of creating a business card, what is the standard size? In this article, we will discuss the standard sizes of business cards in the United States.
What is the standard size of a business card?
Whether you are a business owner or a graphic designer, it is essential to know where to make business cards. Standard business card sizes vary from country to country. In the United States and Canada, the standard size is 3.5” x 2”.
The 3.5” x 2” is the finished card size which also includes the bleed area. The bleed is the extra ⅛ inch of space for design element purposes that extends beyond the finishing edges of your card. A business card with the bleed area is printed oversized then cut down to size to give the bleed look instead of plain white borders.
Useful tips when designing a business card:
- In designing your own business card, the general rule is to keep it simple. It should be balanced, readable, and comprehensive. And not overcrowded and full of unnecessary details. Remember that business cards are a form of marketing tool. It can either make or break your business.
- There are hundreds of fonts available and choosing fonts can be overwhelming. You can select more than one font but make sure you choose one serif font and one sans serif font. Graphic designers use serif fonts for the headings and sans serif font for the body.
- The typical business card mistake is choosing low-quality paper. This sets an impression that you do not care about the quality and would instead provide cheap products and services. Invest in your paper.
- If you care about the environment, there are eco-friendly choices that you may consider. Using recycled materials gives your network the impression that you are environmentally conscious. We offer a sustainable alternative for our business cards that is 100% recycled.
Customize your business card
Design, create and build networks with your customized business cards. We have a variety of business card templates and you can even request your design! Choose from different printing options, specialty finishes, and paper stocks. Attract potential customers with our eye-catching designs and cards!
Global Presence Enterprises Print (GPE Print) is a printing services company based in Florida. We offer various printing services from quality print business cards, signs and banners, and other marketing materials. We also handle gifts, decorations, apparel, and mail services.
To customize your own business cards, submit your print quote or graphic design quote requests via our website www.gpeprint.globalpresence.org/business-cards-menu or contact us at (305) 501-4280. You can also schedule a visit at our office address 10031 Pines Blvd #220, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024.