Every company starts off with a few business cards. The next day they’re gone and you’re left wondering how you will ever remember what a person’s name is, let alone their phone number. Well, it’s time to consider the options that exist when it comes to your business card design. You can make them yourself or even buy them pre-made on sites like Shutterfly. This blog article will go through the process of both options so you’ll have no excuse not to create a custom set of cards for yourself or your business!
1. What material should I use to make the business cards?
Most of the time, you’ll want to use card stock paper. Shutterfly, of course, offers a variety of different options for cards and other stationery products however if you’re making them yourself and don’t need a package in time for an upcoming event or party, then you can choose from all different types of materials for business cards including: (See images below). The great thing about card stock is that it’s available in endless colors. So feel free to use your own vibrant color scheme that you feel reflects your brand best!
2. How will I sign my business card?
This is a bit of a dilemma since you can’t really tell the card apart from unpersonalized cards. However, if you put your name first on the business card, it will look like this (see images below). This is how most people seem to do it, but if that’s not what you want then simply reverse the order and put the name last. This option is preferred by many business owners because it tells people right away who they’re working with.
3. Where do I put my business card information?
On the front of your business card, at the bottom left of the card. This is where all your contact information will go such as name, email, phone number and in some cases even website address. The back of your business cards will most likely be blank and that’s perfectly fine. Any wording should either be typed out on your computer or handwritten.
4. How do I make my own business cards?
If you’re making them yourself, then it’s time to get out your favorite color of card stock and some nice paper that you’d like to use. Then when you’re finished making them simply upload them online (they don’t have to be perfect) and select the options that you want. From there, you can choose either a matte or glossy finish for the design or an option for double sided business cards (see images below).
5. Can I get really creative with my business cards?
You bet! Business cards are one of the most commonly used stationary items in business nowadays. If you want to get really creative, why not use some of your media from your company website or blog? You can choose to do something very abstract (see images below) or you can use the same graphics that you use for your web page design. Remember, adding a logo to your business card is a great way to strengthen brand identity and recognition with potential customers.
6. What are my other options?
There are many other options besides Shutterfly that you can look into if you’re looking for different paper options or layouts. Another popular site that you can use is VistaPrint. This site offers virtually any type of business card imaginable, whether it’s a standard card or even a postcard or mini business card option.
7. Can I get other types of business stationery through Shutterfly?
Yes! You can choose from different types of booklets, notepads, menus, and even return address labels (see image below). Along with all the stationary items already mentioned, you can also choose from different types of boxes for your items as well as notepads, and even magnets for your refrigerator.
Well, there you have it! These are just a few of the options that are available when you’re looking to spruce up your business cards. There are so many more options out there however these are a great place to start. Let us know in the comments below if you did anything cool with your business cards and what happened! Repetition is the mother of learning, so make sure that you’re doing these things to create an everlasting impression with people. After all, they’ll never forget the first impression they have when they meet you!