Building The Modern Business Card
It's hip to be square. At least when it comes to your business card. The standard 2.5" x 3" rectangular card isn't the only option anymore. And how your card is designed can speak volumes to the values your business holds. Just how crazy can we get with business cards these days? Below are three of my favorite funky styles.
2.5" x 2.5" Square cards with 1/4" rounded corners: This is my personal favorite. This design is going to be shaped just like those app icons on your iPhone. It gives a clean, simple, yet exotic look to your card, and the rounded corners really modernize the shape. It's small enough to fit in a wallet, and will stand out from the others. I like this look with a slightly thick 14 pt stock and a silk laminate finish. Silk laminate is the smooth matte material any Apple product case will be made out of. So, based on the finish and shape, I'm guessing the designers over in Cupertino would really dig this one!
Frosted plastic cards: These really stick out more than any other card and can give that 'wow' factor. Printed on 20 pt plastic, these are almost as thick as a credit card, and the translucent plastic allows light to pass through diffusely, giving a really unique look to the card. These are waterproof, very durable, and truly eye-catching cards.
100 lb linen cards with 1/4" round corners: These cards will maintain the general standard rectangular shape, but the thick stock and distinctive texture will give a feel of luxury and the rounded corners will allow it to keep a modern look. This card is suggested for a high-end brand that wants the best of both worlds: an elegant feel coupled with a contemporary design.
So there you have it. A few ideas for your next business card. Got any of your own favorites? Let us know! Got questions or need help designing? Or maybe you have a design in mind, you just need a high quality print job. Don't hesitate to give us a call and we'll be happy to help you out!