A business card is a card that bears information about a company or an individual. These cards are usually exchanged in formal introductions as a reminder and for purposes of increasing accessibility. Business cards are carefully designed to include all required particulars such as company/ individual’s name, contact information (street address, telephone/ fax number, email address or website) printed on card stock. An individual’s photo, company logo or some other image may be included as well. Most modern cards entail some form of graphic design that makes the card look impressive. Such cards can be printed on paper of several types, dimensions and colors. In addition to paper and card stock, there exist other special kinds of materials on which business cards can be printed. Such materials include polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), white plastic, frosted/ translucent plastic, special metal, rubber and even wood.
When ordering for business cards, all these options have to be considered and clear direction should be given to the printing firm. Other information of importance when ordering include the number of sides to be printed, quantity, type of coating and the turnaround time. The printing firm usually sends a PDF of the color proof—a sample of the card’s impression for approval. Once the cards have been printed, the task of distributing them and advertising your business lies ahead. One appropriate method of distributing business cards is handing them over to people as you discuss about your business. Lastly, including these cards in letters and other mailings would effectively work in distributing them conveniently.