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Are Colored Edge Business Cards Right for You?

[fa icon="calendar'] March 7, 2020 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards

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Your business card needs to make a lasting impression — plain cards just don’t cut it anymore. Luckily, design details like colored edges can take your card from boring to bold.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some examples of colored edge business cards and go over ways to make colored edges work well for your card.

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Our 8 Favorite 3D Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] March 5, 2020 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards

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Most business cards are so thin they’re practically two-dimensional. 14pt and 16pt are the two most common business card thicknesses.

Thin business cards aren’t without their merits — they’re cheaper, and they fit more easily into wallets and business card holders — but if you really want to get creative and make an epic impression on your contact, you have to think thick.

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There’s No Excuse for Plain Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] February 13, 2020 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, silk cards

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This post was originally published in May 2016, and has been revised with updated information about Silkcards business card options.

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14 Creative Ways to Use the Back of a Business Card

[fa icon="calendar'] February 5, 2020 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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This post was originally published in May 2016, and has been revised with updated information about Silkcards business card options.

The front of most business cards follow a standard checklist of items: logo, company name, title, and contact info. But what should you put on the back?

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Emboss vs. Deboss: Which Is Right for Your Business Card?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 31, 2020 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards

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Embossing and debossing are techniques for creating business cards with an extra layer of visual and tactile interest. They’re typically used to highlight logos and business names, or to add a textured pattern to the surface of the card.

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Linen vs. Suede Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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The design of your business card says a lot about you and your company. If it’s printed on low-quality card stock, even the best design can fall flat. That’s why using a high-quality card stock is a must for ensuring that your business card makes a good first impression. 

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Matters of Size: Our Go-to Business Card Size Comparison

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Business, Printing & Design

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When you’re creating an experience that will “wow” your intended audience, the smallest details are the ones that matter the most. 

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Choosing The Right Colors For Your Business Card

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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Graphic designers carefully select colors to best showcase the personality of a brand. That decision seems easy enough, but very subtle differences in tone and color depth can transform the look of a business card — and even convey a whole different message than originally intended.

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All about Spot UV Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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Designing a memorable business card is about making decisions that align with your brand. After you choose your layout, logo, material, and typeface and font, you have to choose your finish. 

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Your Go-to Business Card Printing Checklist

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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From your first back-of-napkin sketch to the printing press, there are a number of vital steps involved in producing new business cards. 

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