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Can I use my own photography on my business cards?

Incorporating personal photography into your business cards can add a unique and personalised touch, setting you apart in the professional world. At Print Harbour, we encourage creativity and individuality in business card designs. Here’s what you should consider when using your own photography on business cards: 

Quality of the Image

The photograph must be high resolution to ensure it prints clearly and doesn’t appear pixelated. Ideally, images should be 300 dpi (dots per inch) or higher for the best print quality.

Relevance to Your Brand

Choose an image that reflects your profession or brand identity. For instance, a landscape photographer might use a stunning landscape image, while a real estate agent might opt for a sleek, architectural photo.

Composition and Colour

The image should complement the text and not overwhelm it. Ensure there’s enough contrast between the image and the text for readability. The colours should also align with your brand palette.

Size and Cropping

Consider how the image will fit on the card. It may need to be cropped or resized. Think about whether the image works best as a full background, a small accent, or a sidebar.

Consistency Across Materials

If you use personal photography, consider incorporating it into other branded materials for consistency. This creates a cohesive brand image across all your marketing materials.


While personal photos add uniqueness, they should still maintain a professional quality. Avoid using overly casual or personal images that might not align with a professional business context.

At Print Harbour, we’re passionate about helping you create business cards that truly reflect your personal brand and professional image. Our team is here to assist in ensuring your photography is showcased beautifully and effectively on your business cards. Contact us to explore how we can turn your vision into a compelling and professional business card.