Published on October 4th, 2013 | by PrintPlace

Graphic Design Friday: Make business cards that stand out

Business cards are the topic of our Graphic Design Friday video again this week. We are tackling more ways to create quality business cards that will really move the chains.

Wow. That was two football metaphors in one sentence. Sorry, I’m heading to a game tomorrow, and that is apparently where my mind went.

Seriously though, in a pile of business cards, yours need to stand out to be seen. There are a number of ways you can do this. PrintPlace.com has a lot of options from paper, coating, color, and cutting options to create your unique business cards.

Watch our short video for tips to make your business cards stand out. Then tell us your tips for business cards in the comments below.

Business cards that stand out

Video Transcription

Hello, I’m Kadie from PrintPlace.com.  Last time we talked about designing business cards with die cuts.  Click the link below to see the video.

Today I’m going to talk with you about putting the finishing touches on your business card.  First, let’s talk about paper type.  We offer fourteen point uncoated, one-sided gloss and two-sided gloss.

Next, our printing options are four color front and four color front and back.  The four color front is a classic look most business cards have.  Four color front and back is good for having a logo on one side and your contact information on the other.  That way your branding is always present to your customer.

Next let’s talk about coating options.  There are benefits to each coating depending on the design.  This is our uncoated card.  It has a matte finish.  Next we have the aqueous coating.  It has a water-based gloss.  It’s a clean finish and adds shine, but not much as the high gloss.  Also we have the dull UV.  It has a satin finish.  Because it makes the color dull, it’s better for subtle designs rather than vivid photo design.  Last is our high gloss UV.  It’s very glossy.  It makes colors vibrant and pop.  It gives the appearance of an actual glossy photo, so it’s better for photo or illustration-based designs with vivid colors.

Now that you’ve chosen your paper and coating options, let’s talk about die cuts.  We offer a one-fourth and one-eighth radius.  You should know the benefits of choosing a die cut for your business cards.  Click the link below to see the video.

Overall what I suggest is for you to see and touch the options yourself.  Click the link in the top of the description to receive our free sample pack.

Thanks for listening, I’m Katie from PrintPlace.com. Don’t forget to subscribe right here and we’ll see you next week.

Tags: , , ,


About the Author



Leave a Reply

Back to Top ↑