Selecting the ideal size for your business card is a crucial aspect of its design, impacting both aesthetic appeal and practicality. At Print Harbour, we assist our clients in making this decision by considering various factors. Here’s what you need to think about when choosing the right size for your business card:
The most common size for business cards in the UK is 85mm x 55mm. This size is widely recognised and fits easily into standard cardholders and wallets. It’s a safe choice if you want a universally accepted format.
For a more distinctive look, you might consider custom sizes. Slightly larger or smaller dimensions, square cards, or even mini-cards can make your card stand out. However, remember that very unusual sizes might not fit standard holders and could be more easily misplaced.
Consider the norms of your industry. In some fields, a traditional size and style might be expected, whereas creative industries often embrace more unique and unconventional card sizes.
The amount of information and type of design you plan to include can also influence size choice. A larger card might be necessary for more detailed information or elaborate designs, while a minimalistic design can work well with smaller sizes.
The card should be easy to carry and hand out. While a unique size can make your card memorable, it should not be impractical for you or the recipients to handle or store.
At Print Harbour, we’re committed to helping you create the perfect business card that represents your brand effectively. We can guide you in selecting the right size that balances uniqueness with practicality. Contact us to explore the various options and find the best fit for your business needs.