Beginning in the days when visiting gentlemen instructed haughty butlers to “take in my card,” the visiting card, personal card, or business card has become an indispensable tool for establishing a business identity. Very often, a business card is the only tangible reminder of our first meeting with a new business associate. It helps shape our memory of a first contact, and can reinforce a good first impression.
Business Card Variety
The first business cards were written or printed in black ink on good quality paper. Like those first cards, the simplest, least expensive business card we sell today is still printed in black ink on one side of a good 80 lb card stock. Black and white business cards still work today, especially if they are elegantly designed and scripted. However, because every detail is important in a business, a veritable arms race of competition has sprung up, creating a wide variety of business card colors, styles and effects. The quickest way to sort through all the options is to call us right now at (816) 533-4114 and talk over what you need.
Business cards may be printed on paper, plastic, metal or other materials. Various inks are used, and surface treatments may be applied to change the gloss or improve abrasion resistance and durability. Some common options are listed below.
Common paper types:
- 80 lb card stock
- 100 lb card stock
- 14 point card stock
- 16 point card stock
- Linen texture-a woven pattern
- Laid texture-a lined pattern
- Parchment-smooth surface with varying opacity
- Clear Plastic
- White or colored plastic
- Silver, gold or copper-colored foil
- Silver, gold or copper-colored metal
- Full color
- Raised ink (one, two or several colors)
- Standard – ink stops about 1/8-inch from card edge
- Full bleed – ink extends to the edge of the card
Surface treatments (for one or both sides):
- UV-coated, glossy
- Matte coated
Online printers may be adequate for basic cards. When you’ve moved beyond basic, and grasped the potential of a well-designed business card, you may wish for design help. Our business is business cards. We know everything that’s available, and how to put it together. We have a wide range of paper in stock, and other papers a day away. We have an enormous selection of print fonts, and use them daily. We can design or improve logos. Call us to achieve the impact you need.
Business Cards When You Need Them
When you hire a new person, or promote someone, you need to provide new business cards quickly. . We’ll make sure you have them on time at affordable prices. Every order is reviewed during and after the printing process to eliminate errors and ensure the highest quality products.
Call BizCard Xpress or visit us today to order your high quality business cards.