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Business Card

Business cards are printed on some form of card stock, the visual effect, method of printing, cost and other details varying according to cultural or organisational norms and personal preferences.

When cards are designed, they are given bleeds if color extends to the edge of the finished cut size. (A bleed is the extension of printed lines or colours beyond the line where the paper it is printed on will be cut.) This is to help ensure that the paper will cut without white edges due to very small differences in where the blade cuts the cards, and it is almost impossible to cut the cards properly without. Just being a hair off can result in white lines, and the blade itself will pull the paper while cutting. The image on the paper can also shift from page to page which is called a bounce, which is generally off by a hairline on an offset press, but can be quite large on lower end equipment such as a copier or a duplicator press. Bleeds are typically an extra 3.175 ( 1⁄8) to 6.35 mm ( 1⁄4 in) to all sides of the card. Bleed size: 91 × 61 mm (3.58 × 2.40 in) Standard cut size: 85 × 55 mm (3.35 × 2.17 in) Fold-over or “tent” cards, and side fold cards are popular as well. Generally these cards will fold to the standard size. Cards can also be printed with a different language on each side.

There are plenty of options to choose when it comes to business cards. These cards are a great way to tell others about your business before they have even visited you. Make sure to stand out with a great business card to hand out, when meeting potential customers. Do you have your business cards ready to be handed out to potential customers? If not, feel free to get in touch with us today to know more about our prices and processes.