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Business cards: 96 ideas, printer charts, & technologies

Business cards can be bland and a poor representation of your company or personality – let this serve as inspiration for creativity and a better first impression.

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Business cards today can’t be boring

Although most business cards being passed around today are still relatively boring, there is enough inspiration from designers across the globe to inspire, taking away any excuse for a lame business card. We’ve rounded up over a dozen resources for you to show you some simple designs all the way to sophisticated, interactive cards, and below you will learn the history of and science behind effective cards, and even tech tools that bring yours into the 21st century.

96 business card ideas

Because it’s no longer 1980, there are new printing methods, and costs have gone down across the board, making intriguing concepts more attainable. Try a thicker card stock, three-dimensional print, heat-sensitive paper, animated interactive cards, or simply modern colors and typography. You’re sure to find something inspirational out of these nearly 100 options:

  1. 13 examples of high quality slowprint business cards
  2. 5 fresh ingenious business cards to inspire you
  3. Genius concept: self-inking stamp in lieu of a standard card
  4. Genius business card idea for all types of professionals
  5. 20 inspiring business card designs: time to revamp yours
  6. 50 beautiful business cards to get your creative juices flowing
  7. 6 inspiring business card designs for your business

Business card science, history, print guides

There is an exact science to what works and doesn’t work based on experiments throughout history, and with these guides, you’re sure to improve the effectiveness of your own business card:

  1. Business card printer comparison chart
  2. Useful guide to business card design
  3. Business card history lesson
  4. The science behind business cards

Business cards and technology

It’s not just about the paper you hand out these days, many professionals are stepping up their game and going digital with their cards. Here are a select few methods for doing just that:

  1. Cards that link to your digital world via microchip
  2. Contxts: pros and cons of SMS business cards
  3. Card Swapp innovates QR code business card swapping
  4. QR code cards that stand out

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

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