There’s no simpler way to quickly share contact details with a business associate than in the exchange of business cards, and with local printers of business cards like Butterfly Print and Design, there has never been a better time to start!
Professional Business Card Printing
Business cards are an affordable way to keep your company memorable, so you want to ensure that you make a great first impression. The top priority is to ensure that you opt for professional business card printing. This may cost marginally more than DIY home printing, but the print and design quality will be far superior.
You can send your design off to an online company, or use the services of your local printer. The advantage of the later is that they can offer advice on the graphics, card thickness, the shape and the finish. This helps you to ensure that the end result matches your expectations and brand.
What’s more, you may be surprised that, even with this additional service, your local printer can match online business card printing charges and provide a quick turnaround on orders.
From Basic Templates to 3D Plastic Card Printing
There are so many options when it comes to business card printing. If you are just starting out, a basic, but professionally printed, option is perfectly adequate. As a growing business, with a commitment to quality, you might consider upgrading to one of the following options:
- Matt or Gloss Laminated Business Cards
- Spot Gloss Business Cards
- Extra Think Duplex Business Cards
If your aim is to really stand out from the competition, the following options might appeal:
- Textured 3D Business Cards
- Embossed Business Cards
- Foil Laminated Business Cards
If your profession makes it difficult to keep business cards clean and neat, or you are after a long lasting solution, your chosen graphics and format can be applied to plastic card printing.
What to Include on your Business Cards
Keep the text simple and easy to read; the priorities are your name, company and contact information. Avoid filling the design with information; leaving white space makes the text easier to read and it can also be handy for jotting down a brief note. If you want to share more information than can comfortably fit onto a standard two-sided design, there is the option of a fold out, 4-page, business card.
Consider appropriate content for the back of your card. This could include an image, a discount code or a top tip. A few boxes could transform it into a loyalty card or a space for recording appointments.
The Etiquette of Business Cards
So you’ve selected the best print and design quality and have received your business cards, but what next? Here are Butterfly Print & Design’s five tips on business card etiquette:
- Store your cards in a protective card holder to ensure they are always presented at their best.
- Carry business cards with you at all times, but only give them out when they are requested.
- Hand over the card with the text facing the recipient.
- When cards are exchanged, take a moment to look at the card you’ve received.
- Have a suitable system of storing received cards, so it’s easy to find the one you are looking for.
Leading Local Printers
For an extensive range of professional business card printing, Chesham based Butterfly Print & Design is your local printers. Call us on: 01494 782605 or pop in to see us on Germain Street.