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Know More about UPrinting’s Business Card Sizes
When designing business cards, you need to be careful about the size. This will determine how much room you’ll have to work with, as well as contribute to the appeal of the business cards you’re making.
BUSINESS CARD DIMENSIONS
The standard business card dimension in United States is 3.5 x 2.0 inches. With using bleeds, you can use 3.75 x 2.25 inches. The bleed area is an extra 1/8 inch of space added to the actual dimension of the card. It’s a safety margin for designs that may extend beyond the finished size of your card. Business card designs with bleed are larger when printed and then trimmed down to the correct size.
SAFE DESIGN ZONE
You should put all important information in this area. This zone is the 1/8 inch, which represents as the safe margin for your business card. Make sure to keep all information within the design zone. Anything printed outside the safe zone gets trimmed off.
TIPS ON BUSINESS CARD SIZE SET UP
Here are some tips when setting up your business card size:
- If you want to create a 3.5” x 2” business card, your document page size should be 3.75” to 2.25”. This adds 1/8” on each side of your card. We require a 1/8” bleed (we’ll add a bleed if your design doesn’t have one) for your designs.
- For vertical business cards with the long size up, switch the page width and height so you don’t have to rotate the card to see the design.
At UPrinting, we provide custom sizing ranging from 2”- 4” to suit your design. We offer two product varieties to match your design and layout. These are our standard business cards and die-cut business cards.
Here are images that could help you determine what business card size and shape suits your design.
STANDARD BUSINESS CARDS
Our standard business card sizes are 1.75” x 3.5” (Slim), 2” x 2” (Square), and 2” x 3.5” (U.S. Standard Size). They can be used as loyalty cards, appointment cards, calendars, or correspondence.
UPrinting business cards are made of thick, premium quality cardstocks with gloss, matte or uncoated finish:
- 12 pt. Cardstock gloss front, Uncoated back
- 13 pt. Cardstock Uncoated
- 14 pt. Cardstock gloss, high gloss or matte
- 16 pt. Cardstock Matte
- 17 pt. Cardstock Uncoated
If you wish to create a design online, you can make your own business card with our Easy Design Tool. Select your desired layout and design like a pro with our free, user-friendly tool. You can proceed to your order immediately after making your project.
We can produce 25 to 200 business cards for digital printing and 250 to 10,000 business cards for offset printing. The standard turnaround time for this product is 3 business days and; 1-2 business days for rush orders. We provide affordable professional printing with 24/7 customer service.
DIE-CUT BUSINESS CARDS
Die-cut business cards add creativity and style to your custom cards. These can make the ideal impression on your customers. We offer different die-cut business cards, but you can customize your own shape to represent your business better.
For this printing option, we use high-tier and elegant 14 pt. cardstock with gloss, matte or high-gloss coating. We also provide printing on one or both sides, depending on your design. A minimum order of 25 to 250 pieces for digital printing and 250 to 10,000 pieces for offset printing can be made. The standard print turnaround time for die-cut business cards is 6 business days, 4 or 2 business days if you choose our rush option for a small additional fee.
SINGLE-SIDED vs. DOUBLE-SIDED BUSINESS CARDS
The single-sided business card is a good choice if you don’t need to print anything on the other side and want to cut down on the cost of your business cards. It leaves the other side of the card open for you or your potential client to write down other relevant information.
Double-sided business cards can serve as multi-purpose cards that you can use as calendars, appointment cards, and coupons. These can double the potential to attract attention with your design and content.
Keep in mind that it's important to choose the right format that best suits your business needs. A business card is a powerful marketing tool. Make sure that it represents your brand and conveys the right message to your potential clients.
For more information on business card printing and other services we offer, call us at 1-888-888-4211 or browse through our website. Our lines are open 24 hours from Monday to Friday and from 8am-5pm on weekends and holidays.