Art & Design Other Print SMART

A Business Card Different Than The Rest

Why be standard? When you can express your uniqueness to every individual you come across? That is the question you should ask yourself before starting to create your business card. There are plenty of standard, black and white, let’s face it, boring business cards floating around out there. That doesn’t mean you should blend in with the crowd or just try to be conservative. Business cards are essentially an extension of who you are and what you bring to the table. You don’t want your business card to read exactly the same as all of your competitors. If you want that job, if you want to make a lasting impression; it all starts with a business card. 

creative-business-15

As stated previously, a business card is an extension of who you are. So, ask the question who are you? What makes you special? Then transfer it over onto paper. One way you can do this is using bright and bold colors. Rich blues, gold, and bright reds are some examples. However, you don’t want to just have one of those colors make up the entire card. If done this way, your card will be overwhelming and in-creative. The trick is to mix and match colors, but really think about what colors complement each other. If you go to Google and look up complimenting colors, you will find a lot of information. Turquoise mixed with white looks very elegant, bright, and peaceful. Red and light blue also complement each other quite nicely, the complementing colors are endless. What colors represent your personality and express who you are? This is what it comes down to. 

So we all know the stereotypical 3.5″ x 2″ business card. Must we stick to the standard? NO! Overnight Prints has a plethora of non-standard business cards. Why not completely change the shape of your business card to let’s say a 3″ x 3″ Circle Business Card? Or what about a 2.5″ x 2.5″ Square Business Card? Or maybe you can still keep that standard size but spice it up with extra thick 34pt card stock with our FAT Business Card. These cards automatically stick out with either their distinguished shape or superior thickness. Whoever you give your card to will notice and remember you just by the quality, shape, and texture of an Overnight Prints business card. Once you place your color using 4:4 full color printing, your card will already be expressing quality and uniqueness and these are two factors that matter. 

creative-business-15

Now, going back to color. They don’t have to be extremely bold to be considered unique. They can also be subdued, light, and tranquil. It depends on again who you are, or maybe your job position, and what you do. If you work by the beach or are for example a yoga instructor, you might want to use those lighter tones. In this case the lighter tones work perfectly. It expresses relaxation, peace, and if your job embodies this, you don’t want your business card to communicate and entirely different message. 

Of course, the most important part is placing your information and contact on the card. So, this brings us to choosing the correct font. There are an abundant, almost innumerable amounts of fonts circulating. Knowing this, there is one that fits effortlessly and accurately for everyone. 

 

Now for some examples…

If you are in marketing or business, you want a solid, simple, and sophisticated font. My suggestions: “Josefin Sans,” “Adamina,” and a good old “Helvetica.” 

Let’s say you’re a copywriter and want to express the beauty of words on paper. My suggestions: “Magnolia,” “Allura,” or “Handwriting-Dakota.” 

Maybe you’re a graphic illustrator, my suggestions: Use my personal favorite “Matilde,” Arcata,” or Josefin Slab.” 

Your font should coincide with who you are and what you do. These are only font suggestions, if you find others that you love, don’t be afraid to choose those. Business cards are all about expression and being true to you. 

If you have never thought about your business card or just rushed through the process. It’s time to really think about your business card. You want to make great impressions not average ones, and you want to get that job, not be disregarded. Business cards are not only essential they are critical and vital in establishing relationships and making connections that last.

creative-business-15

Do you know what you want but don’t know how to go about it? Please call our design services at 855.977.1968 or email designservices@overnightprints.com. Our team of expert designers will be able to craft the business card you envision. Talk to a designer personally and give them all the information you need to and watch your thoughts and ideas come to fruition, only with Overnight Prints. 

You Might Also Like

Become our No.1 Fan on Flickr, Twitter, or Facebook and Win 500 Free Business Cards!

5 ways to add value to your business cards

What To Consider When Creating A Logo And How Our Design Services Can Help

Overnight Prints Business Cards – Rated #1 for overall quality

Unleash you creativity and sleep peacefully

Kathy LaFollett- Customer Spotlight

How To Execute A Great Las Vegas Summer Wedding

5 OF THE BEST SMALL BUSINESS/SMALL BUDGET MARKETING IDEAS!

In Las Vegas, Bigger is Better!

Setting and Attaining Realistic Goals

Resolution Blues: the tiff between gifs and jpgs

Taking Stock of Your Business Card Paper

Rack Cards With A Twist

Winning Movie Poster Designs from the 2017 Oscars

Make Some Green with St. Patrick’s Day Sales Ideas

Help Keep America Green with Print Marketing

New Promo Items Are Available At Overnight Prints

7 Picture-Perfect Marketing Postcards for Photographers

Create a design portfolio booklet at Overnight Prints

Brilliant Art & Design Work

What Chlorine Free Means

Spice up your Love Life with a Flirting Card

Blogger beware

20 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Books First

Top 5 list of Digital Designers you should know about!

Digital Printing vs. Offset Printing

New Year, New Marketing Materials.

Creative Ways To Decorate With Leftover Print Materials

Business Cards: Here today…Not Gone Tomorrow

Complement Your Home & Business With Coasters

Postcard Marketing German Style:postkarten-drucken

Clever Ways to Use Coasters

Brochure Bonus Week

“For being so awesome” 30% off MICA discount!

5 ESSENTIAL TIPS ON CREATING MESSAGING FOR COMPANY GREETING CARDS

Top 20 Custom Movie Posters

Comp Cards – What they are and how to print them!

It’s Time To Prepare For Spring Break In Las Vegas

Back to School Ideas

Give Something Special This Valentine’s Day

Managing Design Projects – Surviving the Battle between Designer and Client

The Secret of QR Codes

What are Creative Uses for Bookmarks That Don’t Involve Books?

2011 Custom Calendars Available for the Holiday Season

Avoid a marketing meltdown

QR Codes in Posters and Mini BCs

Find Art Show

A Tasty Deal

Best Halloween Party Invitation Templates

My Adventures Up & Down the Ladders – Interview with Mear One

New Custom T-Shirts Designer Is Available!

Inspirational Prints For Your Home Office

Overnight Prints Web Commercial – how we made it!

We want to see your Design work!

Overnight Prints is the fastest printer in the Universe!

Steve Jobs 1979 business card

Are Circle Business Cards In Your Toolkit?

Understanding Gloss & What It Can Do For Your Prints.

Stand Out From The Crowd By Using Spot-UV

Invitations & Announcements for Dads & Grads

8 Design Faux Pas You Need to Avoid

Be an Art Collector

Mommy Cards for Mothers Day

We Welcome all Overnight Prints Customers to our Blog

Promote yourself – 50 self-promotional tips for Graphic Designers & Freelancers

Expert Tips for Creating Fashion Lookbooks

Hassle-Free Greeting Cards

Start Being The Best You!

PROMOTE YOUR DESIGN WORK ON FLICKR

The Dark Art of Edward Frausto

A Paperless Society

It’s Not Too Late To Order Your Holiday Essentials!

Earth Day 2012

Overnight Prints Magazine Discount

Dr. Seuss’ Life Lessons You Can Use

3 Best Print Product Ideas

Unique Business Card Ideas

The Importance of Good Print quality when creating Photo Postcards

Selecting Fonts

Bookmarks As A Marketing Tool: Cheap & Effective

Advertise Your Business Seamlessly With Chinese New Year!

8 Corporate Thank You Cards for Employee Appreciation Day

Increase The Productivity Of Your Business

Make your Mark with Fresh Father’s Day Marketing

MonaVie- A Product With A Purpose

Facebook Like and Dislike Stamps!

The Pragmatic Entrepreneur: The Importance of Calculating CLV

What Can A Booklet Do For You?

Make your own Holiday Gift Stationery at OvernightPrints!

Plan a Unique, Memorable Birthday Bash for your Little One

How to make your own fancy bookmarks

Get Buzzy With Business Cards

Your Business Card is Your Trademark

Black Friday Promotion – Spend $50 get $50

Business Greeting Cards Aren’t Promo Items – Really

New Product – Disappearing ink!

Upload your Business Cards for FREE – Overnight Prints’ new and improved online service

Ryan Claytor – Elephant Eater Comics

Death of the Business Card?

Mini Business Cards

Interview with Graphic Designer Stephen Bowman

Presenting the Pocket Folder

Top Sites and Useful Resources for Freelancers

Great ideas for Custom Bookmarks & Bookmark Promotions

Bookmarks/ Think Outside The Box

The Networking Card

Brochure Minimalism

Top 10 FREE design resource and inspiration sites!

Get creative with mini cards

Should I Mobilize my Small Business Website

ABOMINABLE FONT CHOICE! – My list of dreadful Typography!

Augmented Reality Business Cards

How to Choose a Green Printer

Path Basics

How Businesses Can Give Back on Arbor Day

postcard vs e-postcard

Why use Digital Printing in Las Vegas?

Overcoming Fears One Canvas at a Time

Expand Your Booklet Horizon

Artistic Genius Ben Kwok Speaks

7 Simple Steps to Designing High-Quality Business Flyers

Flyer design – upload Photoshop flyer for free

Save the Planet and your Bottom Line

How to design and print custom CDs

17 Pot O’ Gold St. Patrick’s Day Promotions for Small Businesses

12 Handy Print Marketing Tips for Better Branding

Super Invitations for the Super Big Game!

Host The Perfect Event – Using Overnight Prints

Support Your Local Artists with Find Art Magazine

Rubber Stamp Business Cards- Create your own Hand Crafted Business Card

How one photographer used savvy marketing to skyrocket his leads

Las Vegas Quality Print Advertising

CREATE PERSONALIZED NEW YEARS GREETING CARDS

Notepads now available from Overnight Prints

Give Your Friends And Family More Than A Gift This Holiday Season

Not Convinced? Free Samples To Change Your Mind!

Introducing gapingvoid Business Cards

Roses are Red

Art & Design on Postcards

Do Your Business Cards & Marketing Materials Need Revamping?

NOTEPADS IN NEED!

Save Your Hands, Save Your Time: Self-Inking Stamps

Creating your own Business Card file for print

Print Marketing:What is your goal?

Tips on Creating Direct Mail Services for your Small Business

Overnight Prints is the fastest printer in the Universe!

Create a Simple Holiday Postcard in Photoshop- using the Clipping Mask, Warp Tool, and other Text Effects!

Overnight Prints Introduces Wrapping Paper To Product Line

Car Door Magnets

Take Your Business On The Road

6 Brilliant Office Pranks for April Fool’s Day

Grow Customer Relationships with Holiday Cards

Networking for Introverts

National Photography Month: 5 Photogs to Celebrate on Instagram

An Ode to H2O

4 Modern American Artists to Watch

The pen tool – leading you up a scary path!

Never a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the prices are so delightful!

Is the Cell Phone Killing the Business Card

Custom Bookmarks as Marketing Tools and Gift Ideas

THE BEST NEW FREE FONTS

Design O’ the Times

Family Business Cards

5 Best Custom Business Card ideas from Small Business Customers!

Magnetic Advertising

Crazy March Media, Money & Marketing

Maryland Institute College Illustration Artists

Overnight Prints Keeps it Green…You Can, too

Business Card Tips: What Does Your Business Card Say About You?

Postcard Marketing 101 – Using Customer Testimonials

Small / Local Businesses Should Take Advantage Of EDDM

Establishing A Design, Establishes Your Company.

Tell Your Story With A Business Card

Create an ‘Etsy style’ Greeting Card in Photoshop

A Tribute to Ben Franklin

Be our No.1 fan of Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr and Win!

New Years Party Essentials!

Is Snail Mail Making a Comeback?

Don’t Let Your Appetite Down

Stop traffic with captivating headlines

LISTOMANIA!!!!!!

A Sea of Santa’s..on Harleys-Small Businesses Giving Back

Iconic Gig Posters: The Art Behind the Music

More Wedding Products For Your Special Day!

Summer Cleaning (Had Me a Blast)

Make A Statement With Your Business Card

Five Steps to Better Color with Adobe Photoshop – color profiling

Be A Showstopper At This Years Las Vegas MAGIC Convention

Halloween Print Products for October Promotions

Make Your Home & Office A Pleasant Place To Be

Free Halloween Party Flyer!!!

Limited Edition Hero Cards to Commemorate Medal of Honor Recipients

Create Cute Baby Calendars as Holiday Gifts

Greeting Card design inspiration for Mothers Day

Free Printable Kids’ Crafts for Chinese New Year

Stop Bailing on Mailing (Services)

The Perfect Greeting Card

FAQ’s about QR Codes

Best Business Cards from Around the Web

Patriotic Party Planner

Best business cards

Harness the Power of National Optimism Month for your Small Business

Gaining Awareness Without Breaking Your Bank

Skip The Rush By Shopping Small This Year

35 of the most Inspirational flyer & postcard designs

Tis The Season: Recycle Those Christmas Cards!

Address Labels are now available at OvernightPrints.com

Shop the Story!