In the midst of a digital age, it can be easy to forget about the utility of business stationery. As opposed to on-screen pop ups, high-quality business stationery gives your customers and partners a tangible connection to your brand – none more so than professional business cards. But creating them isn’t as simple as you might think; there are many ways to get stuck along the way. Therefore, in this post, DigitalPrinting.co.uk provides you with answers to common design questions in regard to professional business cards.
What are the most important business card design principles?
When designing professional business cards, you should always stick to the following guidelines:
- Allow space for bleed and keep copy at least 5mm from the trim edge of the card
- In order to produce the highest quality image reproduction, work at 300dpi
- Incorporate typography at a size that is clear and easy to read throughout the whole card
- Design in CMYK colour format as opposed to RGB
What size should a business card be?
The most common size, and our most popular, is 85x55mm. However, this is not a hard and fast rule. At DigitalPrinting.co.uk, we offer a range of sizes for professional business cards, including 55x55mm, 90x50mm, 90x55mm and a folded 170x55mm. Therefore, no matter your requirements, we’ve got you covered.
What paper stock for business cards?
When designing professional business cards, the thicker, the better. Thick business cards add to your overall brand reputation and the durability of the cards themselves. Our standard paper stock for business cards is 350gsm; however, with our luxury business card range, we have been known to create cards up to a staggering 1190gsm!
Should professional business cards be laminated?
In short: Yes. Lamination adds to the professionalism and sophistication of the cards, which in turn better highlights your brand’s core values, thus increasing the likelihood of leads. At DigitalPrinting.co.uk, we offer both matt and gloss lamination. Matt lamination gives a more subtle, sleek and contemporary affect; whereas gloss lamination provides a shiny finish that is sure to wow recipients.
Professional business card printing at DigitalPrinting.co.uk
When you visit www.DigitalPrinting.co.uk today, you can get professional business cards with fast turnaround and delivery to any UK location. We use leading HP Indigo Digital Presses, ensuring sharp imagery, bold colours and crystal-clear text – the perfect concoction for promoting your business. What’s more, we currently offer free delivery on orders over £75! Don’t miss out, order professional business cards at www.DigitalPrinting.co.uk, today!