Standard Business Card Printing That Lasts Beyond the First Impression

Standard business card printing gives entrepreneurs and professionals the opportunity to make a lasting statement. It’s important to customize your business cards such that it showcases your company & its personal style. We let you choose from several paper stocks and free reign to design each one according to your brand.


What Are the Standard Sizes Available?

Shape and size matters when it comes to determining your business card design.

  • Standard (2" x 3.5") is the US standard business card size. Fits easily into any wallet & convenient to hand out.
  • Slim (1.75" x 3.5") is sleek and only slightly smaller than the US standard size
  • Square (2" x 2", 2.5" x 2.5" and 3" x 3") is a modern alternative to the standard.

How Else Can I Customize My Standard Business Card?

We offer a couple of features that will complete your business card’s tailored look.

Choose from 4 different cardstock options, namely 13 pt, 14 pt, 16 pt. & 17 pt. cardstock. Check out the Specs tab for more information on each material’s durability.

If you intend to look upscale and premium for your most important clients, we recommend the 17 pt. Cardstock. As the thickest material among our options, this cardstock feels heftier and gives a high impression on your company

Add rounded corners for a sleeker looking design. It also prevents the corners from creasing after the card has been stored for some time. Fill out our custom quote form if you require a size that’s not listed on the online calculator.

Print standard business cards today and start calling attention to your business. Download our available layout templates or upload a ready made file. Select our free PDF proof option so you can avoid or correct any errors before printing.

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Question & Answer


Pick your carbonless forms’ paper set based on the number of copies you need. We print each “set” on smooth, writable 20 lb. paper.

Standard Business Card Guidelines
  • Trim area is the boundary outside of the safety line. It provides allowance for cutting between the safety line and bleed line. Your business card design should not extend into this area.
  • Safety line marks the area for cutting. All elements of your business card design should be kept inside this line or area.
  • Bleed line are the corners and edges of the entire file. The design's background must reach this area to avoid the appearance of a white border.

Not familiar with these specifications? All our downloadable layout templates include these, just add your design and text within the guidelines.

The "ready to ship in time" refers to the time it takes to produce your order. Standard business cards can be ready for shipping after 1 business day. Input your ZIP code at the bottom of the calculator to find out the exact date of arrival.

What Are the Features of Each Cardstock?

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. 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
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
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
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