How To Design Your First Business Cards

Designing and making your first set of business card is a rite of passage. Figuring out where should your name, your logo and your detail information goes, can be a painstaking process. So where should you begin?

 

1. What Should Go On Your Card?

First things first, handing over a business card is so that people can use it to contact you. At the least, you should have your business name printed on the cards. But it doesn't stop there.

Consider if you prefer an email address, Twitter handle, web address or a combination of contact details in your cards. Whatever you choose, make sure that when the recipient looks at your card, they will see a great ‘storefront’ for your business.

Remember to add your own name, which creates a personal touch, or stick to the business name so it’s easy for other people to give out your cards at events.

 

2. Set Your Budget

Decide how much you plan to spend on your Business Cards. If you’re unsure, think about how you’ll use them – will you hand out a few cards at important meetings, or distributing a lot of them at events and including them in delivery packages?

You’ve got several options with Earnest Print, all of which are available with the option to add attention-grabbing finishing touches like Gold Foil and Spot Gloss.

 

3. Choosing Your Look & Feel

Perhaps this is the first time you are thinking of a visual branding, or you may already have your own logo and design files ready to go. Whatever the scenario, we got you covered.

A. Color Palette

Pick a color palette that fits with your brand. Beyond matching the colors with your existing marketing, think about the associations that come with each colour family. Red might be a good choice for a management consultancy, suggesting energy and action, while purple could be more in tune with a creative company. Green is a great choice for natural, eco-friendly or plant-based products.

B. Font

From traditional serif styles to eye-catching designer letter-sets, your font choice can communicate much more about you than just words. Choose a font (or fonts) that will be legible when printed on a business card, and that fits in with your brand’s identity, whether that’s quirky, arty, minimal or classic.

Why not play around with a few different fonts and colors to see what fits?

 

5. Pick a Design, Or Make Your Own

For complete design novices, there’s a huge range of ready-to-use templates available for your selection. 

 

6. Place Your Order & Wait For Our Delivery Guys

Once you’re happy with your cards, place your order and await your parcel.