Square Business Cards: A Different, Daring Take on the Usual


Give businesses and professionals the edge in making that first impression last with square business card printing. A square-shaped business card lets you break away from the dull rectangular shape that we always see. The unique shape lets potential clients see a glimpse of what you and your services are all about. And makes them remember you.


Sizes That Get the Prize


Here’s a little cheat sheet for the different square business card sizes we offer:

  • 2” x 2”: Although smaller than your average business card, this will fit perfectly in your pocket or wallet so you can take it anywhere. Minimal design and text are best for this size.
  • 2.5” x 2.5”: This is just the right size that ticks all the boxes. It’s small enough and easy to handle but has enough space so you can put in more information.
  • 3” x 3”: This size can still fit in your wallet or pocket and has room for bigger artwork and longer text.
Need more space? Don’t be limited to just one side. Maximize the square footage of your business card by printing on the front and back. You can double up on the information, graphics, and other design elements.

Coatings That Count

Different coatings are available for specific stocks that work hard not just to make your square business card printing look pretty, but also last longer.
  • Matte coating offers an understated style and class that looks high-end. Although you can’t see it, this scratch-resistant coating can take on wear and tear with elegance.
  • Gloss finish makes print colors shine while protecting the stock’s surface from scratches, smudges, and stains.
  • High Gloss UV coating has a very high reflective shine. This makes colors more vibrant and helps your business card resist damage from sunlight or moisture.
  • Silk lamination provides a smoother feel and extra durability. Making your card tear and water-resistant.

A Variety of Cardstock Options


Choose from four durable cardstock options to show off your modern design: the 13 pt. cardstock is printed on 100% recycled paper, while the 14 pt. cardstock is available in multiple coatings. The 16 pt. cardstock is slightly thicker than the previous two and is available in gloss or matte coating.



17 pt. cardstock is the premium option. Features silk lamination for extra durability, heftier weight and smooth luxurious feel.


Tips That Do the Trick

  • Simple sells. Keep it short and sweet, not just because there’s limited space, but also to create the biggest impact.
  • Design for your clients. Make sure your design is suitable to your target market.
  • Be brand proud. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand. Highlight your company colors and logos on your business card design.
  • Let your creativity loose. Showcase your creativity with unique designs, unexpected colors, or unconventional materials and finishes. Pick rounded corners instead of square or add spot UV accents to highlight important information.
Square Business Cards

To learn more about square business card printing, read these business card marketing tips. You can also download our free business card templates for quick and easy layout guides to help make your printing experience fast and smooth.

Recommended Reading:
How to Stand Out With Unique Business Cards


Q&A


Can I add a logo or picture to the uploaded design?
Yes you can. To add a logo or image to your square business card, simply click on the “Upload Your Logo” button on the business card preview. If you’ve already uploaded a picture, just upload a new one again.

What’s the ideal size of my logo design?
To ensure the best print resolution, your logo must at least be 400px. The height can be as large or small as required, but the ideal width value should be as close as possible to keep it square.

Which is the best cardstock option for my business card?
If you want a bit more heft than the standard, choose the 16 pt. cardstock. For a more premium feel, you can go with the thickest and sturdiest 17 pt. cardstock.

Paper for your Square Business Cards

Square business cards come in a wide breadth of stock options to cater to your unique applications:

13 pt. Matte Recycled Cardstock
  • Premium 100% recycled paper
  • Lightweight but durable
  • Smooth, matte finish protects from scuffs and scratches
  • Writability limited to some pens and permanent markers
14 pt. Glossy Cardstock
  • The most popular cardstock for business cards
  • Slightly bendable, sturdy enough for printing on both sides
  • Sleek, fade resistant coating with a soft shine
  • Writability limited to some pens and permanent markers
14 pt. High Gloss UV Front, Glossy Back Cardstock
  • The most popular cardstock for business cards
  • Slightly bendable, sturdy enough for printing on both sides
  • Extra glossy front finish and a reflective finish at the back
  • Writability limited to some pens and permanent markers
14 pt. High Gloss UV Front, Uncoated Back Cardstock
  • The most popular cardstock for business cards
  • Slightly bendable, sturdy enough for printing on both sides
  • Extra glossy front finish and an uncoated backside
  • Uncoated surface is easy to write on with any pen or pencil
14 pt. Uncoated Cardstock
  • The most popular cardstock for business cards
  • Slightly bendable, sturdy enough for printing on both sides
  • Smooth, uncoated stock is more ink-absorbent
  • Easy to write on with any pen or pencil
14 pt. Matte Cardstock
  • The most popular cardstock for business cards
  • Slightly bendable, sturdy enough for printing on both sides
  • Textured, matte finish protects from scuffs and scratches
  • Writability limited to some pens and permanent markers
16 pt. Glossy Cardstock
  • Slightly thicker than 14 pt. cardstock
  • Added weight provides durability
  • Sleek, fade resistant coating with a soft shine
  • Writability limited to some pens and permanent markers
16 pt. Matte Cardstock
  • Slightly thicker than 14 pt. cardstock
  • Added weight provides durability
  • Textured, matte finish protects from scuffs and scratches
  • Writability limited to some pens and permanent markers
18 pt. Silk Laminate Cardstock
  • High-quality, durable stock
  • Coating protects from scuffs and scratches
  • Added thickness prevents folds and creases
  • Writability limited to some pens and permanent markers

Download Blank Print Templates

Set up your print file with correct trim and folding lines by downloading a blank template for your preferred design software. 

Final Dimensions
Description
Download
1.75" x 3.5"
(Slim) Rounded Corners
2" x 2"
(Square) Rounded Corners
2" x 3.5"
(US Standard) Rectangle
2" x 3.5"
(US Standard) Rounded Corners
2" x 2"
(Square)
3.5" x 2"
(US Standard) Rounded Corners
3.5" x 1.75"
(Slim) Rounded Corners
3.5" x 2"
(US Standard) Rectangle
4" x 3.5"
Fold Over
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great print quality Great print quality but I wish the paper was thicker
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Print Quality - but too small just too small - print quality excellent. Customer disappointed...
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not happy Paper quality sub-par, print not clear, almost illegible. Very small cards.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from color was very washed out & not centered I have had great result with print runner in the past - but the square business cards turned out the wrong color - baby blue instead of teal/turquoise. They were not centered so the print was off to the right & look odd.
Date published: 2018-05-28
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