Businesses just starting out or long-established businesses wanting to grow, both desire more contacts and better networking. Contacts can be found in meetings and at conventions, but they can also be found sitting next to someone on an airplane, or talking to someone in line. The digital printing industry is constantly changing and innovating, making it easier and more worth the money for printing business cards for any person wanting to expand their network.
What Makes A Good Business Card
- Red is a color that is very attractive to the eye. Using red in the logo or in the writing is a great way to get the business card looked at more than once.
- Come up with a unique design, then look into some of the printing techniques listed below to see which one would bring out the design the best.
- Use good paper. Go to a professional printer, either in person or online, and make sure to use high quality card stock. It will give the business more credibility.
- Make sure all the information needed is on the card without cluttering it. Be sure the name of the company, the person’s name and position, phone and fax numbers, email addresses, website addresses, and social media addresses are listed on the card so potential customers know how to make contact when they are ready.
- Never, ever have grammar or spelling mistakes on the card. Nothing reduces credibility for a business than simple grammar and spelling mistakes.
strong>How to Make a Good Business Card into a Great Business Card
- Use embossing or debossing. This technique will add dimension to the card by raising or depressing the elements on the card.
- Add silk lamination or lamination. Silk lamination provides a soft finish that is both water-resistant and tear-resistant, making for a pleasant and durable card. Lamination provides a glossy or dull finish to compliment some of the other qualities of the card.
- Add a varnish to the design. There are many kinds of varnish that add flair to the card.
- Foil can add a luxurious look that is also very eye-catching and hard to throw away.
- Thermography is a raised printing that is much like engraving, but softer and adds a nice touch and texture, also adding an element of class and credibility.
- Die cut can be one of the coolest effects one can add to a business card. The shape can be changed as long as the overall size remains standard (It is important the business card can fit into an ordinary wallet). Die cast can also provide some amazing effects, such as burn holes, bullet holes, and three-dimentional effects that make the reciever of the card look twice and then again before reacting and possibly even asking for more to hand out to their friends.
- Silkscreening is a method used to print interesting and beautiful designs onto business cards. This might be a nice choice for the logo if not using a high definition photo.
A great card can bring great success, so take time to print business cards perect for the business. It will make all the difference when building a network.