Business cards are still an essential part of everyday business life, even in the digital age. A good business card is an important representation of your own company or service. At Mail Boxes Etc., you can take advantage of a comprehensive service offering and have your business cards created and printed.
Order outstanding business cards of the highest quality with MBE services – we support you from the beginning and can also assist you in designing a suitable layout if needed.
The idea that business cards will soon become outdated is not expected. On the contrary, the digital transformation has shown that printed business cards have a number of timeless advantages.
Five reasons why business cards matter:
1. Business cards are practical
The most important reason why printed business cards are likely to stay with us for a long time is that they are quick to access and can be distributed easily, regardless of the smartphone's battery level or network reception. Even in a larger group, handing out business cards takes only seconds, whereas scanning or emailing profile data can take much longer during a meeting.
2. Business cards demonstrate affiliation
A business card contains not only contact information. Every business card is always designed in a specific corporate style – it has a certain color scheme, a distinctive typography, and carries a company logo. Therefore, with a business card, you can better demonstrate that you represent a company compared to a digital vCard.
3. Business cards convey subtle messages
Both the appearance and the texture of business cards convey additional messages. For example, if a company that values sustainability equips its employees with business cards made from recycled paper, it subtly demonstrates that it takes sustainability seriously.
A company that wants to present itself as unconventional, such as an advertising agency, can do so with transparent plastic business cards, and a company with a premium quality claim can emphasize that claim with business cards made of thick, durable cardboard. There are countless ways to express a specific corporate philosophy through the "look and feel" of business cards, and with Mail Boxes Etc. as your business card printing partner, all options are available to you.
4. Business cards can carry digital information as well
The fact that business cards are physical does not mean that they cannot fit into a digital world: business cards with QR codes are now commonplace. The printed code can lead to a website, a XING profile, an Instagram account, or any other web content.
5. Exchanging business cards is part of business etiquette
Exchanging business cards maintains a kind of tradition and is considered part of business etiquette. Business cards are often exchanged at the beginning or end of an introductory conversation in the business world even today.
When designing business cards, there are several important factors to consider to ensure that they look professional and are effective. The design should be appealing and eye-catching to attract the attention of potential customers. It should also reflect the company's corporate design and convey a consistent and clear brand message.
The message on the business card should be clear and concise. Including only the most important information makes it easier to capture the viewer's attention. Fonts and texts should be legible, even in small sizes. Logos and images on the business card should be high-quality and support the message. It is also important to use the correct file resolution and appropriate format for the printing order – we are happy to assist you in this area.
The material and size of the business card should be carefully selected. This ensures that the business cards are durable and easy to handle. You can design your own business cards and submit the finished print order to us. Furthermore, we also support you in the layout and design of the cards.
Mail Boxes Etc. is an experienced business card printing company that can offer a variety of options.
The standard size for business cards is 85 mm x 55 mm. This size fits most wallets and business card holders and is the most common. Mini business cards are smaller than the standard size and typically measure 70 mm x 40 mm. They are practical and space-saving, but may not be suitable for every type of business.
Square business cards usually have a size of 55 mm x 55 mm and provide a unique and unusual look. They are ideal for companies that want to present a modern and creative image. Folded business cards have a standard size, but they are folded, providing more space for information. They are particularly useful for companies with a lot of contact details. Rounded corners can be applied to business cards of any size to achieve a softer and more stylish appearance.
When you get business cards printed, you can enhance them and give them a professional and high-quality look. Embossing creates a three-dimensional effect by slightly raising the paper in certain areas. It can be used for logos, lettering, or other design elements to highlight them.
Hot foil stamping uses a special technique to apply foil to the business card. This technique creates metallic or glossy effects that highlight the design and attract attention. Spot varnishing applies a glossy or matte coating to specific areas of the business card to highlight or emphasize the design. This technique can also be used for logos, texts, or graphics.
Matt laminations are very popular. They give the business card a matte surface that makes the design appear smoother and more modern. There is also a glossy lamination that makes the design shiny and reflective. UV coatings protect the business card from wear and increase its durability. They can also create a glossy or matte surface.
Laser engraving cuts or etches the design directly into the paper or card. This technique creates a deep and long-lasting appearance that does not fade or wear off. Finishes can be used individually or in combination to create a unique and appealing business card that effectively presents the company and its brand message.
Different types of paper are used for business cards depending on the desired appearance and texture. The standard paper for business cards is usually white or cream-colored, matte or glossy paper with a weight of 250 to 350 gsm. This paper is affordable and easy to print, but it may be somewhat thin and less durable.
Textured paper gives business cards a unique texture and appearance. There are various types of textured paper such as linen, felt, verge, and wove. These papers are usually heavier than standard paper and have a higher weight.
Recycled paper is an environmentally friendly option for business cards and is currently very popular. It is made from recycled materials and is available in various colors and weights.
There are also specialty papers for business cards such as metallic, glossy, translucent, or holographic papers. These papers are usually more expensive, but they give business cards a unique and eye-catching appearance.
Multiloft business cards are a special type of business card made up of multiple layers of paper that are bonded together. The layers can be made of different types of paper, colors, and weights, allowing the cards to have a unique appearance and texture.
The Multiloft technology allows for card thicknesses of up to 810 gsm, making the cards significantly thicker than standard business cards and distinguishing them from others. By being able to combine different colors and materials, you can create attractive, customized business cards that perfectly match the company's corporate design.
If you order business cards online, you will always receive them the following day. Therefore, take advantage of the convenient on-site service at one of our more than 150 MBE Centers nationwide when time is of the essence. You can plan and have business cards printed on-site. The practical business card express service is ideal if you need additional cards for an event or if you need to make last-minute changes to the information on the business card.
We will answer all your questions regarding business cards! The range of services provided by Mail Boxes Etc. for business card printing is impressive: Whether it's a large or small print run, unusual materials (paper, cardboard, plastic, or metal), Multiloft business cards, or express business cards with tight printing deadlines (such as due to an upcoming trade show): We are your business card printing company and fulfill your requirements as desired. In short, Mail Boxes Etc. ensures that you always make a good impression at business meetings.
Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) is the largest network for graphic, printing, packaging, and shipping services with over 2,800 locations in more than 53 countries worldwide.
Locally, we are your personal contact for printing and marketing solutions of all kinds.
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