Business card sizes can vary by country, reflecting different standards and cultural preferences. At Print Harbour, we’re familiar with these variations and can guide you in choosing the right size for your business cards, depending on where they will be used. Here are some standard sizes for business cards in different countries:
In the United States and Canada, the standard business card size is typically 3.5 inches by 2 inches (88.9mm x 50.8mm). This size fits well in most wallets and cardholders and is widely recognized in North American business environments.
In most European countries and the United Kingdom, the standard size is a bit larger, usually 85mm x 55mm. This size is slightly wider and shorter compared to the US standard and is commonly used across Europe.
Australian standard business card size is similar to the European size, typically measuring 90mm x 55mm. This size offers a little more space for design elements and text.
In Japan, the standard business card size, known as ‘meishi’, is 91mm x 55mm. Japanese business cards often include more information, and this size accommodates that need while still being compact.
The standard size for business cards in China is 90mm x 54mm. Similar to Japan, Chinese business cards often contain more detailed information and sometimes include dual language printing.
Apart from these standard sizes, custom sizes and die-cut shapes are also available and can be used to make your business card stand out. However, it’s important to consider the practicality of non-standard sizes, as they might not fit easily into cardholders or wallets.
At Print Harbour, we can help you choose the right size for your business cards, ensuring they are not only visually appealing but also practical and appropriate for your target audience and region.
Contact us today to discuss your business card needs. We’ll guide you through the options, ensuring your cards make the right impression in any professional context.