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Useful guide to business card design and printing

While design comes naturally to some, it’s a mystery to others – use this chart when considering your next business card design.

Business card design and printing

Because business cards make such a strong first impression, some professionals are known to obsess over the aesthetic and feel of their cards, what information is or is not on the card, and how modern or classic their cards are. Some people use the same card for their whole career, others enjoy new cards every quarter. No matter where you are on the spectrum, knowing the trends and how the process actually works can improve any business card. says, “Business owners can find themselves easily overwhelmed when it comes to working with a graphic designer on creating branded business cards. Often enough business owners underestimate the quantity and importance of design decisions (selecting typeface, font, card shape, size and material) that must be made in addition to organizing basic contact information.”

In the spirit of making those decisions, which many do at the beginning of the year, has put together one of the most comprehensive infographics on the topic that we have seen. Get a head start on your cards by figuring out these elements for your project:

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Marti Trewe reports on business and technology news, chasing his passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses to stay well informed in the fast paced 140-character world. Marti rarely sleeps and thrives on reader news tips, especially about startups and big moves in leadership.


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