5 Things to Avoid When Designing Your Business Card

Your Business Card is your opportunity to make a first impression. Choose a professional design?

You may not realise the value a great designed card can add to your business, but it’s something we should take seriously


Don’t include products you sell. A business card is for contact details if you want to advertise organise some other type of advertising like flyers etc.

Don’t include your picture, unless it is necessary. Keep it effective and simple

Don’t use clip art or cheap images.
Your business card is your first impression keep it smart

Don’t use fancy script, keep it uncomplicated and readable

Don’t use a cheap card. A business card printed on paper thinner than 300gsm looks and feels tacky and cheap. Thicker cards feel more expensive – making your business appear more professional

5 Tips

1. Be Creative One of the most important things is to be creative, something that stands out and grabs attention will always be remembered. When someone looks at your business card, can they tell immediately what your business does? If not, you’re not likely to get as many calls or referrals. Make sure your card looks great, feels great and clearly defines what your business does and you and your card won’t be forgotten.

2. Font types limit your business card to one or two font types. Don’t cram information on your business card

Use easy-to-read fonts. A business card is just to show your brand/logo and contact information.

3. Whitespace is a good thing. You don’t have to fill every part of the card with information.
If the card’s layout is correct and spread out, it is easy to read and understand the information at a glance. Minimalise your business card with the necessary info without unnecessary clutter.

4. Information Business cards are only for your brand and contact information, too much information can look messy. Make sure your brand is identified immediately Name and job function, exactly what you do so potential clients don’t forget why they should contact you for example.

John Smith

Graphic Designer

Your card will be 100 times easier to understand

5. Colour Schemes Try not to use backgrounds that obscure your text. Use colours that can identify your company. Most likely it can be the scheme used in your company logo. Match colour tones. If you have a logo use colours that blend with it.

If you need any advice or help at any stage of the design, please feel free to contact Busy-Prints.

Always Happy to Help!

There’s even a free design on your first business card order! info@busyprints.co.uk

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