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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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How creatives use plastic business cards to stand out

[fa icon="calendar'] December 26, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, marketing, Printing & Design

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When asked to describe a business card, most people have a pretty clear image in mind ― white cardstock, a serif font, maybe a watermark. That’s because the average, run-of-the-mill business card hasn’t changed much over the past century or so.

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Designing and Printing Die Cut Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] December 26, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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If you’re looking for custom shaped business cards, then die cut might be the best choice for you. But how does die cutting work, and where can you get the best quality business cards made? We’re here to help!

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