A business card is a physical object that a potential prospect leaves the encounter with. Your brand stays with them. If you meet a prospect and exchange email addresses and phone numbers you each walk away with another contact on your mobile phone -- it ends there. If you hand over a creative business card that makes a great impression that person is likely to show it to other people -- putting you and your brand in front of additional prospects.
Your business card template is designed with a professional layout. An experienced designer has taken this tiny 2 inch by 3.5 inch printable canvas and transformed it into a lead magnet. Every contact detail will be on it is own line, in some cases with icons next to them, or inside boxes. All the design elements will be setup on a grid. This allows someone looking at your business card to see the design as well-organized and find important information quickly. Below are some example of a business card grid.
A creative business card is memorable. It makes a positive impression when you hand it to a new contact or potential client. You want your business card to have a unique design—one that carries a visual punch. These are just a few reasons why it may be time for a new business card design. If you are planning your business card design right now, then scroll down for some visual inspiration.
Standard business cards are printed on cardstock, but you can opt for wood, slate, plastic or metal. This is another fantastic way to create a business card that will be kept and remembered. Not every printer offers plastic, wood, or metal business card prints, so if you are interested in this treatment make sure to source your printer before designing your cards. If you are using plastic, consider whether you want frosted, opaque or transparent and design accordingly.
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