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Standard Business Card Printing That Starts a Conversation

Every business card you give out needs to instantly give an impression and distinguish you from the competition. Standard business cards are proven and tested to convey professionalism while sticking to the classic look. Our premium cardstock options and protective coatings will definitely give your standard business cards the stand out look it deserves.

What are the Standard Sizes Available? 

Our US standard business card sizes come in rectangle, slim, and square.

US Standard Size (2" x 3.5")

  • Easily fits into a wallet and business card holder, whether it’s yours or a potential client’s
  • Standard rectangle shape provides enough room for your logo & other crucial information
  • Also the standard business card size in Canada

Slim (1.75”x 3.5”)

  • A sleek design that distinguishes your brand
  • Only a little narrower than the US standard business card size
  • Still easily fits into a wallet or a standard business card holder

Square (2.5”x 2.5”)

  • A shape that’s immediately noticed & easy to recall
  • Showcases your logo & other visual elements
  • Use the unique form to tell a story about your company
Rounded corners give any size and shape a smooth, memorable edge. Each corner has a ¼” radius that makes the cards easy to pick up and distinguish from a pile of standard business cards.

Which Paper Stock Should I Choose? 

We offer three thick, substantial cardstock options that elevate the look and feel of simple business cards.

14 pt. Cardstock

  • The go-to choice for bulk orders of standard business cards
  • Substantial enough to withstand printing on both sides
  • Available in gloss, matte, high gloss UV, and uncoated finishes

16 pt. Cardstock

  • Ultra thick; gives your business card designs an upscale feel
  • Ideal for meetings with executives and international clientele
  • Available in gloss or matte

17 pt. Cardstock

  • The thickest & most premium material available
  • Use the unique form to tell a story about your company
  • Available in a writable, uncoated surface

Check out our comprehensive guide on how to choose the best business cardstock for more information.

What Are the Best Business Card Design Practices?

Several guidelines need to be followed as you create your own custom business cards. You can hire a professional designer to make sure all the basic rules are covered. However, an ambitious entrepreneur shouldn’t be afraid to think out of the box.

Here are a few rules you can follow as you think about what to put on a business card.

  • Short, sweet, and simple. A card provides limited space to make a good and lasting impression. Only show the most important contact information and make the text readable. Your logo should stand out but not take up all the space.
  • Keep your clients in mind. While a standard business card is easy to give out and receive, the design itself should showcase what you can do. Create a look that appeals to your customers.
  • Take calculated risks. Whether you’re an industry veteran or a start up success, your company can’t risk fading into the background. Add an extra feature such as an embossed text or pick your own custom shape.

Print standard business cards today and choose a print turnaround time in as fast as 1 business day. Upload a ready-made design or download one of your layout templates to get started. You can check on the file before printing by selecting our free proof option. However you decide to tailor your design, our options guarantee high-quality business cards.

Q&A

When can I receive my business cards order?

For our fastest printing time select “1 business day.”

To find out when your business cards will arrive, input your ZIP code after selecting “Estimate Shipping Cost and Delivery Date” on our online calculator.

What print guidelines should I keep in mind to ensure the file is print ready?

The business card design should be placed within three lines that guide how the material is cut. Our available layout templates already include these lines. But those who want to start from scratch need to create a design within the following standard guidelines:

  • Safety Line is placed around the actual business card design, particularly your logo, contact information, etc.
  • Trim Area is the area between the bleed line and safety line. This provides additional room for cutting the business card.
  • Bleed Line refers to the edge of your business card file. The background of your design should go all the way up to this area to prevent the appearance of a white border.

What is the advantage of adding bundling or shrink wrapping to my order?

Shrink wrapping seals your bulk order in a clear plastic film. It protects the business cards during shipping and storage, while also organizing your items in specific quantities.


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Save time by using our free templates. Our templates have been setup with proper bleeds and margins, assuring your print job turns out accurate. To download, select a file type and click on the size below.

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