Business Cards Size And Setup

Traditionally , a standard business card size is 90mm x 50mm, that is finished size. Another size that is commonly used is 85mm x 55mm, it all depends on personal preference.

Many printed designs include bleed. The "bleed area" is an extra 3mm of space for design elements or backgrounds that extend beyond the finished size of your card. A business card design with bleed is printed at 96mm x 56mm and then cut down to size, giving the appearance that the printing "bleeds" off the edge of the card, rather than having white borders. 

Play it Safe near the Borders

Because cutting may vary ever so slightly, it's a good idea to keep all of your valuable text and logo information within the design margin area. This zone is about 3mm to 4mm around the margin of your card. Make sure your text is within the safe working area of your card. You wouldn't want to have the last digit of your phone number trimmed off.

 

Two-Sided Business Cards and Custom Business Cards

Using double-sided business cards is a good idea when you need more space to work with or want to provide a special offer or extra info about your company or product. Create a separate page in your file for the back side, keeping each page with the size specifications above. There are many options available for commercial printing of custom business cards including round corners and custom printing effects. Contact Us to find out how we can make your company stick out from the rest.