Networking is about making genuine connections. Sending contact information via text or email on the spot is convenient, but also extremely impersonal. Custom business cards are still one of the best ways to make great first impressions with your prospective clients. Remember - the best business relationships begin with a good first impression.
The actual value of a business card is often underestimated because of how long they have been part of marketing culture. Yet these small format cards are your best opportunity to make people remember you and your business. Memorable custom business cards do a lot more than just pass on an email address or phone number.
Showing that you are prepared at all times is a great indicator that you are professional. Business cards printing remains the fastest and easiest way to share business contact information with other business people, prospective customers and clients.
Printulu’s business card printing is world-class. Our prices are unbeatable and easily affordable, and our delivery can be completely free. Our expert customer care agents will help you with anything you’re uncertain of. Not to mention, if you need a design done, we can provide that too. Just use the design services tab when placing your order and follow the easy prompts.
The ground rules of designing for business card printing are simple and similar to other advertising media. Make sure you have an eye-catching color scheme and be accurate and precise. Include only key information. The main goal of your business cards should be to communicate your contact details and basic brand message. Keep the design simple but appealing.
The important thing to remember is that your business cards will be printed via a digital machine. Digital printing presses use rollers to move and align paper during the printing process. Because the paper never stops as it travels through the press, shifting and movement can occur. This, as well as the trimming process, is why it is incredibly important to avoid designing borders around your artwork. Should any shifitng occur, borders will make this very noticeable. Even though the utmost care will be taken to avoid any movement, if business cards are designed and uploaded with any border, frame, outline, perimeter or any variation of these, we cannot guarantee the quality and accuracy of final trimming. Take a look at our design guidelines here for more information on print design best practices.
Your business cards should not be cluttered and should only contain vital information. Make sure the text on your business cards are no smaller than 8pt so that it remains legible. For the best results, use professional design software such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator. Make sure that your final artwork file adheres to all the guidelines on our checklist. If you are uncomfortable using the respective design software, give our professional design services a try. Our graphic designer here at Printulu is always happy to assist with any design issues you may have for your business card printing.
What Can I Expect?
Printulu enables you to customise your business cards and guarantees you the best quality. We enable you to configure your business cards in terms of format, paper, refinements and colour to make your business cards your own. We offer you high-quality gloss and matt paper from 250gsm to 350gsm. We also ensure that your business cards reach you safely and on time.
250gsm Paper Printulu’s 250gsm paper is your best choice if you want to maintain a balance of a classy yet inexpensive business card. 250gsm paper is a good paper at a very affordable price.
350gsm Paper This is our most premium paper that we currently offer. It makes an impact of utmost quality and durability because of its extra strong touch. 350gsm paper is your best choice if you want to leave a professional impression. It is ideal for business cards printing.
Lamination is the act of covering your business cards with a thin plastic film. This protects them against water damage, scuffs, and worn edges. Choose lamination to add to the elegance and quality to your business cards. This will also enhance the brilliance of the colours.
Do you offer plastic business cards?
Yes, we do! We call them PVC cards. These special business cards can be found here.
Do you offer business card design services?
Absolutely! Our design services come at an additional cost, depending on whether you want both sides designed or one side designed. Simply click on the “Design Services” option when placing your order and select the type of design service you would like.
What if I have to print the same design, but a few details need to change?
We define a design as an artwork. We have a strict policy of one artwork per order. This artwork can be both sides of the business card if you are ordering with full colour on both sides.
In the case of multiple artwork, there are 2 scenarios:
Black changes only - this is where details such as names, contact details and email addresses change but the colour scheme, logo and other imagery remain the same. In these cases you can send a query to email@example.com to get a special quote.
Imagery changes. These would be separate orders and you would have to make a unique order for each unique artwork.
What is “bleed”?
Bleed is the area around your artwork that is trimmed off. This allows your design to look as if it was printed to the edge, even when the cutting alignment was slightly off. Your bleed should always extend to at least 3mm.
The predecessors of business cards were already used around the 17th century by the upper class to announce important events or as an invitation.
Back then, the cards only stated the name, while the card's back was kept blank for notes. By the 19th century, the cards had spread to the middle classes and also contained a person's background, profession, and status. They were also customized with portraits, crests, and sometimes even photographs.
Business cards as we know them today, are a product of advanced industrial developments. For business purposes all kinds of companies increasingly had to exchange contact information. In this context, business cards evolved into a crucial advertising tool and today constitute an integral part of business etiquette. Business cards also bear a lot of hidden meanings and perceptions. For instance, low quality and/or flawed information leave a poor impression and point in the direction of unreliability. In short, business cards and their appearance are absolutely crucial when meeting potential customers, investors, or partners. Furthermore, well designed and printed business cards are likely to be kept by their recipient and thus are your best branding tool.