It is not a secret for anyone that business cards are key elements when it comes to building your professional image. They play an essential role and you can make the most of them provided you are able to create that business card that transmits the right message.
Designing is always the most important and determining part of the process when creating your business card. So, let’s see what you need to keep in mind to complete this process successfully.
First of all, pay attention to fonts. Usually, people try to find the most appealing designs and they don’t pay attention to legibility. Don’t choose small font size, or font colors that make the read hard for people. Besides, always use no more than two fonts. Make it professional as possible.
Secondly, always include your contact information, such as email addresses, website and social media links etc., but make sure you are not including too much information. Try to create an uncluttered design, where the message transfers easily to your audience.
Thirdly, there is no need to include a picture of you on the business card. Most of the time it gives the design an unprofessional touch. The same way happens with printing companies’ logo on the back. In order to reduce costs, many times people accept to include the printer logo on the back of the business card. That’s definitely transmits a confusing message.
Finally, pay attention to sizes. It is really important to make sure that your business cards have the proper size to fit into any wallet. Don’t change functionality for an outstanding impression.
Now, printing process is the next step once the card is designed. What kind of tips do you need to take into consideration when printing your business cards? Paper quality is always a critical factor. Choose a high quality and durable paper. No matter how professional and well-done your design is, if you don’t select a high quality paper to print it, all the effort was in vain.
You can either print by yourself, using an online printing service, or look for professional printing companies to print the business card you designed. Doing it on your own on laser printers is not advisable. A well-done and polished finish is always crucial for your image, so, you should go with professional printing vendors who know how to complete this work for you.
If you are not good at designing, you should also look for professional assistance. Spare no efforts. This is an investment that might bring positive results for your future in business if it is done properly. Business cards are your professional image, and give you the chance to get off to a good start!