What is the size of a business card? What is the length of a piece of string? However, the dimensions of a business card design vary based on the kind chosen. Here are the details.
What is the standard size for a business card?
A basic business card is approximately 3.5 inches by 2 inches. It should have the same size as a credit card or driver’s license and fit easily into a wallet or handbag.
Business card size
The size of business cards is reduced to a final size of 84 mm by 55 mm. That is equivalent to 3.30 inches by 2.16 inches in imperial measurements.
With a full bleed picture, the following dimensions and resolutions are required to ensure that your designs appear their best:
- 1038 x 696 pixels (300ppi)
- 88mm x 59mm (300ppi)
- 3.46″ x 2.32″ (300ppi)
Square business cards
Eye-catching Square Business Cards are 65mm or 2.50″ on all sides; thus, your designs should adhere to the following specifications:
- 813 × 813 pixels (300 PPI)
- 69mm × 69mm (300ppi)
- 2.71″ x 2.71″ (300 PPI)
If you’re interested in the dimensions of our renowned MiniCards, they’re 28mm x 70mm, or 1.1″ x 2.75″.
With a complete bleed, your picture should ideally extend to the edge of the paper.
- 874 x 378 pixels (300dpi)
- 74mm x 32mm (300dpi)
- 2.81″ x 1.26″ (300dpi)
Are you rounding your corners?
If you enjoy the rounded corner appearance and want to add some soft edges to your card, you may be interested to hear that the corner radius for standard business cards is 5mm, and for MiniCards, it is 3mm.
You can download design templates for the round- and square-cornered variants of our business cards on the product templates page.
A business card leaves a lasting impact even after you and the recipient have parted ways. It serves as a reminder of who you are and what you stand for and perhaps the impetus for a new business connection.
When purchasing a new set of business cards, it is normal that you will want to carefully evaluate every detail of your style, color, font, design, and layout. Here are some things to ask yourself regarding size, shape, and layout to make your selection easier.
Portrait or landscape?
Should the top of your cards be long or the bottom? There is a relationship between landscape business cards and more traditional enterprises, such as banks, legal offices, and real estate agencies; however, this is a personal choice.
The portrait format is gaining popularity among businesses of all types. Still, it is most typically linked with tech startups, design firms, and other creative industries, whose brand identities emphasize being fresh, innovative, and different.
Classic or unconventional?
A card with the standard dimensions of around 2.5″ x 3.5″ offers many advantages. While it may be the default for some, many savvy company owners choose it because it fits nicely in a wallet or handbag alongside credit cards and has a neutral appearance that does not detract from the card’s information.
In addition, it fits nicely with other business cards in a holder, so if someone is collecting business cards at a networking event, there is little chance that yours will be too huge or weirdly shaped to be grouped with the others.
In contrast, a card with a unique shape – say, Square and MiniCards – may attract attention and stand out from the crowd. A card that deviates from the norm and sticks out is a logical option for someone who desires to be unique and memorable and display their creative or original traits.
Large or small?
In addition to being noticeable due to its uniqueness, a big business card offers additional benefits. It might be handy for someone with a great deal of information that must fit without appearing crowded, such as an entrepreneur with many projects in progress or someone who provides various professional services.
Artists, photographers, and designers may select a big card because they desire an additional area to showcase their visual work to its greatest potential.
We have a soft spot for little cards, and the MiniCard remains one of our most popular items. A compact card is a lighter and more portable than a big card, and it can be a cost-effective option for a new firm to get its first set of business cards.