From retro styles to bright watercolor designs, these business cards will help take your business networking to the next level.
In the digital age, business cards are still important.
You could be forgiven for thinking the changing face of business has relegated the humble business card to the great big recycling bin in the sky. Social media use is only increasing – in 2016 nearly 7 in 10 Internet users reported social media use, and more than 7 in 10 Americans had a social media presence. In 2017 nearly 8 in 10 Australians reported social media use, and nearly 6 in 10 check it over five times a day. Online marketing is where the world is at.
Despite this, there’s still some convincing reasons to keep a stack of creative, memorable, quality business cards on you at all times.
You could text a potential client your virtual business card, assuming their phone was compatible with yours. You could write down your e-mail address or website or Twitter handle, if you could find a pen. Or you could hand them a business card that already has all this on it.
Your business card isn’t reliant on a good WiFi connection or a battery. It’s available whenever someone needs your details.
A good business card ties in with your business or personal branding. It’s the good first impression, and you know what they say about those: You don’t get a second chance to make a good one.
Just because so much business is conducted on-line doesn’t mean printed promotional material is unnecessary. A business card in a package or stapled to an invoice provides a great bit of flair, and it’s likely your clients will pass them on for you.
And don’t forget that in some cultures, particularly Asian, the exchange of business cards is an honoured ritual. If you receive one and don’t have one to offer, you may as well wrap the meeting up right there.
Above all, a business card shows you’re prepared. If someone offers you their card while you’re waiting for me to write my number on a sticky-note, who are you going to call?
While there’s definitely a place for creative sizes and shapes, don’t forget that most of these cards will be put in standard card holders or wallets. There’s no point spending time and money on your funky design if it’s going to end up creased and dog-eared!
With that in mind, here’s my list of the top template styles right now. All of these are professionally designed and customisable for your needs.
This dark card makes a big statement. The Adobe Illustrator template provides 6 Vector EPS files. It is easily editable and ready for printing. US (3.5 x 2 in) size only.
If you’re technologically inclined this card has you covered. You can easily select any of the ten colour options, and it is fully scalable and editable.
Don’t settle for the B-side. This great retro-themed Photoshop template is fully editable. It’s fully layered and prints at 300 DPI resolution. All it needs is your Top 5 favourite songs. US (3.5 x 2 in) size only.
This memorable vintage Photoshop template calls to mind the honest days of yore, and will certainly stand out in any collection. It is fully customisable and print ready.
If you liked the previous template, you'll love this one. There's just something really special about vintage signage!
This cool blue and purple watercolor Photoshop template comes with two sizes – US (3.5 x 2 in) and EU (85 x 55 mm). The unlicensed watercolor image is included. The finished file will need to be converted to CMYK before printing.
Naturalis is a versatile template for both Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, offering a selection of 4 designs both in landscape and portrait orientations. It includes all free images and fonts required for this design. US (3.5 x 2 in) size only.
If bright colours are your bag, baby, try these UK sized templates (85 x 55 mm). This template contains 8 fully layered Adobe Photoshop files.
This template is perfect for any creative business, but equally suited for any club owner. The design really pops out with the vibrant blue and purple color choice!
If you want to make a statement, you can't go wrong with this modern, simple and unique layout. It's strong typography makes your business cards look professional.