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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 / 16 Jul 2019
The design of your business cards is vital if you’re looking to make a good first impression. In this post, we’ve collected over 70 of the best free and premium business card mockups that you can use for your next client meeting or design project.
We’re not only covering corporate professional designs, but also profession-specific business cards like those designed for photographers, doctors or even writers.
All the mockups are designed to perfection, and come in a variety of easily editable formats! They’re ready to use with Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, and more.
Need extra help creating something stunning? Explore our Business Card feature for more tips, ideas, and inspiration.
Inspiration / 23 Apr 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 / 3 Oct 2018
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.
Articles / 3 Aug 2018
Designing business cards can be tricky because it’s always difficult to make one which stands out from the hundreds of others in circulation! Letterpress definitely brings a new dimension to business cards.
If you are looking to have a few printed, here’s a range of catchy letterpress designs for inspiration.
The idea of adding depth and an embossed logo adds a completely new element, and could well be the best way to really make an impression.
Design a card that looks unique, feels high quality, and reflects well on your brand.
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