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Standard Business Card Size

Business Card Sizes and Tips on How to Setup Design with Bleeds

A business card is a powerful marketing tool. Make sure that it represents your brand and conveys the right message. Just like using the right type of business card paper, determining the size of your cards is important. It will help you define how much room you have to work with the text and design. 

The standard business card dimension is 3.5 x 2.0 inches. With bleeds, you can use 3.75 x 2.25 inches. The bleed area is an extra 1/8 inch 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. These spaces are then trimmed off after printing. While the bleeds are danger zone, these cards also have a safe design zone. You should put all important information in this area. 
Business Card Bleed and Safe Zone

Here at UPrinting, we provide both custom and standard sizes. We offer two product varieties to match your design and layout: 

Standard Business Cards - These are available in Slim (1.75” x 3.5”), Square (2” x 2”), and US Standard (2” x 3.5”) sizes. These can be used as loyalty cards, appointment cards, calendars, and more. Standard option will be perfect for those looking to print real estate business cards with basic information and design.


Die-Cut Business Cards - In this option, you can customize your own shape to represent yourself or your business better. This adds creativity and style to your custom cards. If you are looking to create modern business cards, a die-cut option will be perfect.


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”. For vertical business cards with the long size up, switch the page. You can do this by interchanging the width and height. In this way you don’t have to rotate the card to see the design.


For your design, you can hire a professional business card maker to create the graphics for you or simply look for free business card templates online. You can also browse UPrinting’s free templates. 


For more information on business card printing, call us at 1-888-888-4211. You may also reach us through our “Live Chat” button on the upper right of this page. We’ll be happy to assist you!