How to design luxury business cards
Are you adopting your creative hat and designing your own business cards? Or perhaps you’re getting your in-house team on the case? However you’re producing the artwork for your premium business cards, we’ve compiled some quick tips to help get you started on your creative journey.
The finished size of your luxury business cards will be 85mm x 55mm, so you’ll have to set your artwork up at 91mm x 61mm when you begin designing to allow for a 3mm bleed. Your bleed area is a thin border around your artwork that helps make sure there are no unwanted borders left over after trimming.
You will also have to ensure your colour mode is set to CMYK and that you use high-resolution images only (at least 300dpi) on your artwork. Don’t forget to embed or flatten your fonts too, especially if you are using company specific or bespoke ones which we may not have in our arsenal.
What if I don’t have a premium business card design?
No design? That’s not a problem! We have a wealth of free luxury business card templates available in our library. Already have a design in mind? We offer blank templates too!
No matter if you’re a luxury furniture store, an event planner or a café owner, we have a premium business card design to suit everyone. Find the perfect template online and bring your artwork to life.
Design not ready yet? You can buy your custom luxury business cards now and upload your artwork later in your account area. *Please note, this will affect your delivery date.
What paper are my luxury business cards printed on?
We’ve searched far and wide to find the highest quality business card printing stocks we could. The fruits of our labour? Four stunning paper types that are sure to make you stand out in a crowd!
First up is our premium 450gsm silk, which is an ultra-thick card – and the ones our staff use! It has a naturally smooth silk coating, but you can also add matt, gloss and velvet laminations to give your business cards extra texture. Plus, when you add matt lamination, you’ll also be able to add foiling or spot UV.
Next up is recycled, which is a 350gsm, uncoated and highly absorbent stock that’s made from 100% recycled card. Slightly thinner than our 450gsm range, this is the most popular thickness for business cards in the industry.
Did our Gold Dust catch your eye? With its warm iridescent glow, we’re not surprised. This is another uncoated option, meaning it absorbs colours well, is writable and has a slightly rough texture. It adds a warm tone to any design and reflects a subtle gold shimmer in the light.
And last but not least is our fan favourite, Kraft stock. At 280gsm (457mic), this is a thinner card than our other options but packs just as much punch. The brown colour comes from the natural wood fibres that are usually bleached, giving it a rustic look. It works best with dark, blocky designs that give a sharp contrast to this brown background.
What finish should I choose for my custom premium business cards?
When you choose the 450gsm premium silk business card, this opens up a number of different finishes you can choose from, and each depends on what you will be using them for.
Non-laminated is a great choice if you want to use your luxury business cards as appointment cards and want to write or stamp onto them. Choose matt if you want a smooth finish and the option to also add spot UV or foiling to your design. Gloss creates a high-shine look that brightens your colours and really makes your design pop. Our velvet finish has a soft, luxurious touch.
How are my high-quality business cards printed?
We have a dedicated business card room in our production facility where all cards, including our premium business cards, are printed on our impressive Fujifilm Jetpress.
How do I upload my quality business cards design?
It’s quick and easy to get your artwork to our team. When you add your business cards to your basket, you’ll be prompted to upload your artwork. Alternatively, if you want to continue shopping or if your design isn’t quite finished yet, you can upload your premium business card artwork in your basket at a later time.