Business Cards Design and Printing
At Snap, we design and print business cards for companies and individuals all over Ireland. Whether you are a start up or well-established, a company card is a necessity. A well designed, high-quality card can tell someone a lot about your business, it can immediately communicate your professionalism, as well as communicate your overall brand message. Business cards deliver high impressions at a low cost. They are a cost effective lead generator, lead nurturer and referral marketing tool. Here are just a few things your card can do for you:
- Provide easy-to-find contact details for potential clients, customers or employers
- Show off your brand and marketing messages
- List products and services
- Drive traffic to your website and social channels
We provide business card designing and printing services, offering a quick turnaround of between 24 and 48 hours for top quality cards.
Types of Business Cards
We offer a wide range of options for your business card. Business card types can vary in the following ways:
- Standard Card – a staple for every business’ stationery suite.
- Premium Card – using higher-grade stock, extra varnish or with added style features like embossing or die cuts.
- Rectangular Shape – measuring 3.5 x 2 inches (85mm x 55mm). These fit perfectly into wallets, pockets and cardholders alike.
- Bespoke Shapes and Sizes – with rounded edges or custom dimensions
- Double-sided Printing – our most popular option
- Single-sided Printing which can also be used for things like appointment cards.
We can also offer a wide range of style features that can make you card truly unique, like
- Spot UV varnish
Make a big impact and great first impression with the feel or finish of your card. We offer a range of finishes including:
- Matte stock or Coating – achieves the tactile feel of satin or silk allowing you to make a statement about your taste, aesthetic and exclusivity.
- Gloss Finish – Intensify your brand colours with a laminate gloss paper or varnish. Gloss finishes improve durability. Your card will survive any pocket, wallet or cardholder unharmed.
- Velvet Finish
- Combo-Finishes – using more than one finish to create a layered 3D look or more depth.
- Shine varnish – Gives your log a stand-out effect
- Unique Die-cut – give your business card a once-off shape to give you a creative edge hard to ignore.
Create your Business card in a range of sizes, including:
- 85mm x 55mm,
- 90mm x 50mm
- 90mm x 55mm,
Choose from a range of different paper stock. This refers to the weight ( or thickness) of the paper, which can give your card a distinctly different look and feel.
The weight can be determined by the mode of printing (litho or digital).
Most popular paper stock includes:
Your Business card material matters to your brand and card design.
A card is tactile, people don’t just look at it, they feel it, they hold it. The paper you choose gives you another chance to make an impression.
- Silk Finish Business cards – Take full-colour coverage well
- Uncoated and Slightly textured options are available. It should be noted textured is not suited to printing large blocks of colour of photographs.
- Recycled Paper – gives a unique matte finish and aligns your brand with environmental consciousness
Our team will help you decide the best weight and stock type to suit your brand.
Get in touch with Your local Snap centre and we would be happy to help you decide and pn the best Business Card for your brand identity.
Business Card Tips
Our in house design team can work with you to make sure you get the most out of your card, that it is attractive and that it embodies and represents your brand. Ultimately, you want to stand out. If possible, you want to spark a conversation. There are a number of elements to take into consideration:
- Information: Make a list of the information you need to include. Think about this in good detail. The person receiving your card should know who you are, what you do, where you are and how to contact you, as well as any other industry-specific information they should know.
- File Format: The best document size to work on is 1039 x 697 pixels, remembering that you need to take the bleed into account. Also, make sure any image you use is at least 300dpi to ensure the best printing quality.
- Font / Typeface: The choice of typeface can set the tone. It is very important all the information can be clearly seen and understood. But don’t be afraid to experiment with typography, large text or a mixture of fonts can make your card really stand out.
- Colour: The psychology of colour matters. The development of a palette, or correct use of your existing palette, can make you stand out of the pile.
- Balance: Image to text ratio is crucial. A card full of text can be overwhelming, while one with very little can be bare looking. Keep in mind the key points you want to communicate. Nowadays double sided cards are the norm so you can fit in a good amount of information, just be careful not to cram in too much.
- Avoid Borders: While it can be tempting to frame your card with a border, it can be risky as if the proportions are not absolutely perfect, you could lose your design in the printing.
- Keep it simple: As an overall guide, keep it simple. You don’t need a million icons or images, and you certainly don’t need to fill the entire card. If you put too much on the card it can be difficult for the reader to get the necessary information. So keep it as simple as possible and make sure you only include the necessary elements.
- Snap can add a QR (Quick Response) code to your business card. At Snap, you can add it to your current artwork at no extra cost. This creates easy access to your online content.
Q: What size will the card be?
A: Generally speaking, business cards are 85mm x 55mm.
Q: What should I put on my card?
A: The most important things to include are the name of the business, your logo, what you do and contact details. Make sure to include your own name and title too. Social media handles can be useful to include too if you are active and think it would be beneficial to someone discovering your business.
Q: What size should my logo be?
A: The width of your logo should be at least 400px for best printing results. The height depends on the logo itself or your desired design.
Q: Can I print images on a business card?
A: It can sometimes be really useful to have your own photo on a card so people can easily identify/ remember you.
Q: Should I put a QR code on my business card?
A: QR codes are a new way to direct people to your website. The person who has the card just has to scan the code with their phone and they’ll be brought straight to your site. This can be an advantage as it is so simple but it is best practice to also include your website URL just in case someone isn’t able to or doesn’t want to scan the code.
Q: How many colours can I have on my card?
A: There is no limit on the colours from a printing perspective, but too many colours may be a bit overwhelming in the relatively small space.