Name cards play an important role in the opening up of opportunities. They help boost revenue owing to personal networking influence. Knowing your company with a strong networking strategy will create a true brand identity. Name Cards help to create a chain of essential personal relationships. Get better Name Cards right at your doorstep with timely delivery. There are two ways in which people can connect with each other: one is friends-to-friends communication, the other is workplace communication, one is commercial and the other is non-commercial, which is the basis for classifying Name cards.





Basic Meaning of Name Cards in China


The national system is still underdeveloped, most citizens are stuck on the land, and the slaves have little access to education; a limited number of hereditary slave owners make up a tiny community of rulers. Because the ruling circle has not changed for a long time, it is not common in conjunction with literacy, there is no requirement for Name Cards formation.


Commercial cards appeared first in a patriarchal culture. China began to shape a centralized state during the Warring States period. The economy has also grown through the usage of advanced manufacturing methods including ironware which has contributed to cultural change. Confucianism represented by Confucius and other schools has formed a scene of contention between hundreds of schools. Both countries are committed to extending territories, promoting and transmitting the civilization of the land, and the war has brought forth a huge number of new nobles. Particularly after Qin Shihuang 's reunification, China undertook a major reform: unifying the national language.


The Name Cards is called "Ye" when it is seen in the history books of the Western Han Dynasty. "Shi Ming · Shi Shu Qi" contains: "Ye, Yuyao. The name of the book is from the office to the Yizhe." Ye had also been called the thorn of the Eastern Han dynasty. The famous murder is starting to see people. This Ye or the prominent thorn, tied to the rock, is 22.5 cm long and 7 cm high, located in the excavated Han grave. There is the name of the famous perpetrator, and the place of birth, which is identical to the Name Cards of today.


In the Tang Dynasty, the name of Mu Jian was changed to famous paper. Changan Xinke Jinshi, in the Tang Dynasty, exchanged paper for exchange with red paper. It was called a door and a door during the late Tang Dynasty, which was all a way to contact the self-reported door. The famous paper still has the handwriting of the master in the Song Dynasty. According to the Southern Song Zhang Shinan in the "Younan Jiwen", he has hidden the famous paper written by Huang Tingjian, and Qin Guan sent him the famous paper, similar to today's New Year's cards Beijing Palace Museum also houses the "Calligraphy Message" by Northern Song Dynasty calligrapher Cai Xiang. According to an analysis by Lu You in the "Notes of Lao Xue An," this is similar to "Code Thorn."

The name change stabbing in the Yuan Dynasty was called "Bai Tie", and was also called "Famous Tie" and "Film" in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The content has also been improved, 

He also wrote official posts, in addition to the self-reported name and place of birth. In the Qing Dynasty, "Bamboo Language" has poems as evidence: "This is a thin, three inches long, and two inches wide new worship post," "red note two inches book name and surname, half thorny Zeng Xuhui." As we know from the poem, the Qing Dynasty's famous post is very small, and it is still Meihong paper. The famous poet of the Qing Dynasty was written differently from the Tang Dynasty, after the textual study. It's written in traditional script, etched with wooden stamps, and printed on Meihong paper, instead. There was later a white paper name post (see Xu Ke's "Clean Barnyard Banknotes and Customs" for more details).


The style of the "name post" is almost similar to that of today's Name Cards, and the Name Cards of the married woman also includes the family name of the partner. Routines also have their size and size: two inches wide and three inches long. For literati exchanges and visits, usually, the master visits a friend and asks the servant or book boy to submit the name post to the other party ’s lord, who then presents it to the owner. There is a paragraph in Suzhou's long story, "Definition of Golden Phoenix," which writes Suzhou citizen Qian Zhijie went to Beijing to visit the prime minister because of the storm, and the prince asked him to pay 500 two silvers to be informed. According to Wang Dingbao's "Tang Yiyan", this is in Tang The dynasty had become a habit, and Liu Lufeng of the Tang Dynasty handed him a famous thorn, which was also blocked by Dian Ye. Some candidates put up posts to ask for advice in the book "The Wizard of Oz," but the host Yu Bing did not want to see them, so he told his father to say he was not at home, which indicates that famous posts at the time were very common.


The Tang and Song literati went out to pray, as well as taking a prayer box containing pen and ink, but which can be handwritten on the spot. Famous name cards have been printed in the Qing dynasty, and there have been fewer handwritten name notes unless the owner was a great calligrapher and intended to reveal one hand. Baijia's a cultural relic too. The Baijia in the late Qing and early Republics were very delicately made. The boxes were made of wood or lacquerware, and on them were painted landscape figures. The Baijia collected today at the Palace Museum is elegant and exquisite, and the value of the appreciation is quite high.


In the Ming Dynasty, the rulers followed the Tang and Song imperial examination systems and made them civilians. Reading was the only way average citizens could better their lives, and the number of people who had become literate grew accordingly. The chances of interaction with people have increased. When students see teachers, they first have to submit their "name posts" during the Tang and Song Dynasties, that is, the "gate-like" It was only at this time that the "name post" became entangled with the word "name". The "name post" in the Ming Dynasty was rectangular, generally seven inches long and three inches wide. The name on the "name post" will be bigger whenever you email a post to an elder or superior, the name on the "name post" should be more courteous, and the name on the "name post" should be considered rude.


The Qing Dynasty was officially called "Name Cards". The Qing Dynasty had become the origin of the patriarchal system in China. Because of the West 's continuing conquest, communications with the outside world also risen, and business with foreign countries has hastened the proliferation of Name Cards. The Qing Dynasty Name Cards began to evolve towards miniaturization, particularly in the officialdom. Officials used larger Name Cards to show humility, and official universities used smaller Name Cards to show status. 


Sometimes, Name Cards of celebrities are used by others. Xu Shidong, a person from Yin County, Zhejiang Province, attended a local officials' banquet during the Qing Dynasty. He heard that someone used his Name Cards for personal purposes to go to the government office, but he was happily spotted. Many squires and celebrities' Name Cards are almost similar. This is because these people distribute Name Cards everywhere during the New Year, because of the massive outflow of Name Cards ("Yanyulou Notes · Volume 5"). Several actors often put the words 'not for other reasons' on the back of their Name Cards to avoid sly people using them.

Global Variations of Name Cards


The Name Cards in Japan are called "Famous Thorn". Usually, the company name is at the top in the largest print size, then the job title, and then the personal name. This information is written with Japanese characters and is usually Latin characters on the reverse. Meishi may typically also use QR codes to provide contact information in a specific type of computer, which has not been a standard practice yet. According to a 2007 survey, less than 3% of Japanese people have Meishi printed with QR codes.



The name cards can be put in the top two corners, face up and opened, it should be read by the individual who holds the master brake, so using both hands to grab it in the bottom two corners. Putting your finger on the name or other information is impolite. People are required to read the name cards after receiving the "Famous Instructor," and to assign the name and grade of the individual. Then, another person should be thanked, say "choudai itashimasu" ("I accept your Name Cards") or "choudai shimasu", and bow. For example, when Meishi is exchanged between different parties, between the company's president and middle managers, it is appropriate for some merged individuals to expand their Name Cards in such a way that they are in a higher position The artificial replacement of Meishi below.



Meishi should be put in a smart holster that won't warm up or wear, all of which are considered to be signs of disrespect or negligence. The popular poems that have been obtained should not be written on the pocket or in the pocket; if Meishi is put on the table, the receiver places it on top of the holster before they leave the table. If the meeting is attended by multiple people and one person receives multiple Meishis, the person with the highest rank is placed on the leather box and another person is placed on the bench.



The manner in which the receiver treats the Meishi of the presenter shows how the receiver should perceive the presenter. Actions like cutting the name cards in two, or inserting the name of the presenter in the back pocket are called rude.



Japanese executives or officials usually have two names: one is Japanese, used by Japanese compatriots, in the order of Japanese names (surname first), and the other is used by foreigners, whose names are in Spanish (last name).

Specification of Name Cards


Model / Size Name Cards (mm) : 

Standard : 89mm x 54mm / 86mm x 52mm / 89mm x 50mm / 86mm x 54mm

Custom Size: 40mm x 40mm (min) / 89mm x 54mm (max)



Paper Type Name Cards : 
Gloss Art Card : 250gsm / 310gsm / 360gsm

Fine Card: Brilliant White 220gsm

Linen: 240gsm

Metal Ice: 250gsm

Synthetic Paper: 180micron (0.18mm)

Super White: 250gsm

Suwen: 240gsm

Vellum: 220gsm



Print Colour & Print Side Name Cards : 

Standard : 4C + 0 (1 side) / 4C + 4C (2 sides)

Thin Fold & Fat Fold : 4C + 0 (1 side) / 4C + 4C (2 sides)


Finishing Name Cards : 

Gloss / Matte Lamination / Gloss Water Based Varnish Name Cards
1 side / 2 sides (Not applicable for Fine Cards)

(1 side finishing is applicable for Gloss /Matte Lamination only)


Spot UV Name Cards

1 side / 2 sides (Available with Matte Lamination (both) and selected quantity)

(For Gloss Art Card 250gsm and 310gsm only)


Hole Punching Name Cards

- Diameter 3mm / Diameter 5mm - 1 hole at a fixed position on the shorter side 

(Not applicable for Thin Fold & Fat Fold)


Hot Stamping Name Cards

- 1 side only (Front or Back) - 2 sides (Both) (Applicable for Gloss Art Card only)

- 6 colors available: Gold, Silver, Green, Blue, Black & Red - Max. 2 colors


Round Corner Name Cards

- Radius 6mm - 15 options (Not applicable for Thin Fold & Fat Fold)


Custom Die-Cut Name Cards

(Not available for Spot UV, Hole Punching, Hot Stamping, and Round Corner)


Creasing/ Customised Creasing Name Cards

(Applicable only for Thin Fold & Fat Fold)


7 Kinds of Name Cards Designs are Impressive


You can spend money thinking outside of the rectangle when it comes to the Name Cards. In addition to being an excellent conversation starter, the unique design can also be built with powerful advertising tools. Below are six creative concepts for Name Cards that will guarantee you are inspired.



1. Purposeful Name Cards

If you pay more effort to make Name Cards practical, customers will think more about you when using Name Cards. For example, 1,000 Name Cards, a pair of cheese graters, were produced by the Brazilian cheese shop Bon Vivant They 're so famous that, before they can reach them, Bon Vivant will place customers on the waiting list for a few days.



2. Folding Name Cards 

In the US, UrbanStore uses die-cutting technology to design Name Cards which look like one-dimensional paper bags. Each of these can be opened into a perfect miniature paper shopping bag to everyone's delight.



3. Playful Name Cards 

The yoga studio's cheerful style shows they are a fun and open company, so they don't care for themselves much. The card expressed only clearly what was given, and it was both fun and difficult to play together.



4. Name Cards Bag 

Why don't you use Name Cards to shock those little gifts? At first sight, the nature of this gardening business' Name Cards looks odd, before you keep it in your hand and simply making it a tiny item embedded into a seed of the grass.



5. Spot UV Name Cards


It provides a reflective-textured look that can give your Name Cards a feeling of luxury. To go a step further, like in this beautiful illustration, you can try using bump UV to visually improve the paper's design elements.



6. Embossed Name Cards 

Embossing is a perfect way to attach tactile features to your Name Cards while maintaining an sleek and basic look. The downside of this system is that depending to the paper fabrics or decorations used you will easily have various looks. Throughout this exquisite style it appears as elegant and professional as the floral artist.



7. Digital Foil Name Cards 

Digital foil It's a beautiful, eye-catching decor that helps you to add a bold metallic gold or silver effect to your Name Cards. As with UV, optical foil also provides positioning possibilities for producing enticing 3D results. Name Cards usually play a big role in establishing new relationships with customers. So why not let your template stick out to create an unforgettable impression?


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