Business Card Templates
Our business card series covers everything you need to know about crafting a beautiful card design, including the right company information, and collections of business card templates to help you get started fast!
In this overview, we’re answering some key questions: What size is a business card? What should you put on your business card? What font should you use on your business card? What are business card templates? (and how can they help you make a solid design fast?)
All of this alongside collections of business card templates, and some examples of particularly clever and unique designs!
Latest Business Card Template Articles
Inspiration / 5 May 2020
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to quickly design a printable business card, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re showcasing a collection of business card templates you can edit using Google Docs.
That’s right! You can actually create printable business cards using Google Docs. If you don’t have access to the expensive Photoshop software or even the pricey Microsoft Word, Google Docs will come to your aid to help craft a professional-looking business card.
In this collection, we’re featuring business card templates in a variety of designs. These templates are available as Microsoft Word (docx) files. As you know, you can easily edit Word files in Google Docs. Simply upload the docx file into your Google Drive and edit it with Google Docs.
These business card templates, despite having designed in a Word processor, have beautiful and modern designs as well. Have a look.
Inspiration / 4 Feb 2020
In this collection, we bring you some of the best free business card templates for easily printing a few business cards by yourself to promote your services and business.
Whether you’re a freelancer attending a local event or promoting a small business, you’ll find plenty of great templates in this list.
If you want to look more professional, we recommend using a premium business card template with a unique design. However, if you’re low on budget or simply printing a few cards at home for a small event, a free template will also help get the job done.
You can find many free business card templates all over the Internet, but ones with professional designs are hard to come by. We did all the work of finding them for you. Have a look.
Inspiration / 31 Dec 2019
A business card is like an identity card for professionals. It’s the key to establishing your authority and promoting your brand, work, and services no matter where you go. So finding the right modern business card template to start from is crucial.
Whether you’re attending a business event or a dinner party, you should always be able to pull your business card from your pocket and network with people and potential clients. But how would you design a professional business card if you’re not proficient in Photoshop? Using a business card template is the perfect way to get started.
In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best modern business card templates in both Photoshop and Microsoft Word formats. You can easily download, edit, and customize them however you like to design your own business card without any expert Photoshop skills.
Typography / 25 Sep 2019
One of the smallest things that can be the most difficult to design is a business card. Due to its small size and a need to include a lot of information, choosing the best font for your business cards is important. It has to set the right tone for you (and your business) and maintain a high level of readability.
While there are a lot of amazing fonts out there, not all of them are super easy to read and understand at small sizes. Most printers recommend that the font on a business card not drop below 8 points (that’s pretty small), so a highly readable option for anything this size is vital.
Here, we’ll look at 10 of the best fonts for business cards and ways you can make the most of these typefaces. Plus, we have a few examples of business card designs that are sure to inspire you.
What Are Business Card Templates?
A business card template is a ready-made design document in the shape and size of the card you want to print. The template will include design elements that can be swapped out for a quick and easy card design.
A design template will include a simple theme with colors, fonts and maybe even a place for a logo or photo and allow for customization. (Many business templates are downloadable Adobe InDesign or Photoshop files.)
One of the key benefits of starting with a business card template is that create an affordable design quickly. Insert copy and images into the template, substitute the color palette you’re ready for the printer in one sitting.
The other thing to look for in a business card template is spacing guidelines, including a possible bleed area and safe zone so that card content does not go to close to the edge of the card design.
What Size Is A Business Card?
While not everyone prints business cards in a standard shape and size, a strong majority use common specifications. Standard sized business cards are easy to manage and fit easily in a pocket, portfolio or business card wallet.
In the United States and Canada, the standard size for a business card is 3.5 inches by 2 inches (89 millimeters by 51 millimeters).
In many European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, and Spain, the standard size for a business card is 85 millimeters by 55 millimeters (3.346 inches by 2.165 inches).
While the sizes are similar, you can see that the units used in that part of the world dictate the exact size. When preparing your business card file for print, make sure to add an appropriate bleed if the image area will extend to the edge of the card.
What Should You Put on A Business Card?
Even though a business card is a small piece, it can contain a lot of information. A good business card helps provide legitimacy for your business venture and can serve as a reminder to others to follow-up or contact you again later.
Every business card should contain the following information:
- Logo or brand mark (if you have one)
- Your name and business name
- Basic contact information, such as an email address and phone number
- Identifying information so that people remember what you do (designer, photographer etc.)
- Link to your portfolio or website