5 Inspiring Mini Business Card Designs

5 Inspiring Mini Business Card Designs

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instantprint

03 Nov 2015

When you want try something a little different from the norm you can’t go far wrong with a mini business card. With the right design, these small size business cards can really pack a punch. And they’re a great option if you’re hoping to stand out (in the best possible way) at your next big networking event. 

But, it can be hard to know where to start when you’re trying something new. And the same can be said for designing new print. To help get your creative juices flowing, we’ve gathered our 5 favourite eye catching mini business card designs. 

 

What Size is a Mini Business Card?

Our mini business cards are the same length as standard, but half the width (and, some might say, double the impact). This gives them their iconic narrow look that makes them perfect for long names and phrases. It also means that they still fit into wallets and business card holders without any problems.
Their finished printed size is 85mm x 25mm.


 

1. A Splash of Colour

Different coloured text can help keep your mini card looking clean and clear when you have a lot to say. We love this use of colour to highlight key details – something that’s so important on any business card! You can recreate this look by using small splashes of your brand colours on a white background. 

Not sure what colours to use? Check out our guide to creating your own brand guideline so you’ll always know which colours to use and your branding will be consistent.

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2. Keep it Minimal 

If you prefer to keep it minimalistic, our mini option is a great choice. There’s just enough room to feature your contact details clearly and their long shape is great for displaying your name loud and proud. Whether you are using your own design or a business card template be sure to include your name, job and vital contact details.

If you’re prone to overdo it on the design, try and draw out your design beforehand. We also recommend sticking to one or two key colours – like a brand colour paired with black or white. This helps create a really appeal card design.

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3. Go Double Sided

But just in case you do want to include more text, it pays to keep the flip side sweet and simple. The beauty of business card printing is that you can go single or double sided. So you can keep one side for your important info and show off your design skills on the other side!

We particularly like the idea of keeping one side really colourful and the other minimal. It’s a great, eye-catching contrast that stands out well on this shape business card.

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4. Have Fun with Shapes

Geometric designs look great on the mini business card – and the more colour you use, the more eye-catching your card. We love how this design keeps the front side really minimal and then uses (extremely trendy) geometric shapes to add an element of fun to the back. 

We’d go one step further and add the company logo to the design side too, just to make it extra clear who to get in contact with. Here’s how to design your own company logo.
 

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5. Black and White

If colour isn’t your cup of tea, the mini card can pull off black and white in style! We love the block black background used here. We don’t know about you, but we’re imagining it with a soft touch velvet lamination on one of our thick card stocks. Black and white designs are great for creating a high-end feel, and this is a perfect example of just that.

Black and white also looks incredible with Spot UV. This is a shiny varnish that coats certain parts of your card to elevate the design or bring attention to important information. To print spot UV, choose matt lamination when you’re ordering your cards.

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Top Tips

Here are a few top tips for designing your own mini business card.

  • For legible text, keep fonts above 7pt in size
  • Always use your brand colours and fonts
  • Include key information like name, email address and website URL
  • Go double sided to get the most out of your design
  • Pick a laminate finish to give your card a unique feel
  • Keep non-essential text to a minimum

We hope these mini business card design examples inspire you to create your own stunning print. Ready to start? You can use our free online tool to design from scratch. Or, if you’d like a little more help, check out our free business card templates and get customising.

We’d love to see your finished design. Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @instantprintuk or #instantprintuk for a chance to be featured on our channel. Or follow us for even more print design inspiration!

Laura Mucklow

About the Author

Hi! I’m Laura and I’m instantprint’s Brand Manager. I’m dedicated to making it as easy as possible for customers to create amazing print.