📣 6 Steps In Designing A Good Name Card Prinitng

6 Steps In Designing A Good Name Card Printing

1. Select your preference shape

If you’ve already decided on a traditional rectangular Name Card Printing, you can skip this and go ahead to the second step. However, if you wish to learn more about all the options for the shape of Name Card Printing, even outside-the-box strategies, keep reading.


We offer different shape design of Name Card Printing besides of the traditional rectangular Name Card Printing, such as: round corner Name Card, die-cutting Name Card Printing, folding Name Card Printing, spot-UV Name Card Printing and others. Visit our page to find out more shape of Name Card Printing!


2. Select your preference size

Your next decision is the size of the Name Card Printing. This mostly depends on the standard of the country because the trend of size of Name Card Printing use are different in countries according to their culture. Even if you plan to stand out, you still have to know what everyone else is doing to go against it.

For your information, here’s the standard size of Name Card
 Printing in some other countries.

- North American Standard: 3.5 × 2 in. (88.9 × 50.8 mm)

- European Standard: 3.346 × 2.165 in. (85 × 55 mm)

- Oceania Standard:  3.54 × 2.165 in. (90 × 55 mm)


However, no matters which size of Name Card Printing that you prefer, always be careful in these three areas while designing.

- Bleed area: the outermost part of your Name Card Printing.

- Trim line: the target line to cut your Name Card Printing.

- Safety line: anything outside this line is subject to cutting mistakes. So, ensure essential elements like text or logos fall outside this line is very important.

3. Add in your brand logo and other graphics

The next step of designing a Name Card Printing will be the logo. Most of the time, the brand logo will take the center stage of the Name Card Printing, but it doesn’t fix.


If you have a two-sided Name Card Printing, you may include your brand logo in both side of your Name Card Printing, not necessary to be at the center, you can put it at the side. Or, you could just include your brand logo at one side only and the other side contains your business details. This would work in attracting human eyes as the spacing during design given people a sense of comfortable.


What if the empty space on the Name Card Printing doesn’t suit your taste? What if you brand logo is just simple designed or contains text only? One-sided Name Card Printing will be a better choice! You can add more and more graphics on your Name Card Printing to make it more attractive. For example, you are doing a child-care business, a cute theme would be applied to your Name Card Printing as cute things always fit the children’s taste. Add in some teddy bears or dolls graphic to generate to interest of children.

4. Add necessary description

Most often, you will be handing out your Name Card Printing to those who already having interest in your business. This means they have previously encountered your company and already know something about your organization. Therefore, don't include unnecessary details in your Name Card Printing. If the information doesn’t help in creating value for your Name Card, take it out of the design.

For example, include your company address rather than your personal house address. People would always visit your company rather than visit your house for business purposes.

Here are some details that are encouraged to put on your Name Card Printing:

a) Your name – Every card needs a name so that people can know how to call you.

b) Company name – Except for personal brands, in which your personal name is same with your company name.

c) Job title – This would helps remind the holder of who you are, what you do, and even how your met.

d) Phone number – This could generate people to contact you.

e) Email – Allow people to discuss more details or find out more information from you.

f) Website URL – Boost your website view and provide information with more detailed for customers.

g) Company address – Necessary for drawing customers into your office or store location.

5. Select your typography and color theme

Choose the size, font type and color theme that best suit to your business field. For example, if you are doing a design company, choose a more artistic font type and be simple in the color used.

This would give people a sense of professional while handing out the Name Card Printing. Another example, if you are operating a tuition center, it would be better if the font type is formal and font size would be bigger.

6. Finalize your design

Before proceeding to printing step, always double-check with your Name Card Printing design. Don’t forget to let your designer send you the finished design as a vector file or PDF file. You will need to use vector images in case you need to change the size, and PDFs are readable by practically every printer without any displacement.