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Depending on what industry you’re in choosing or designing the right business card can be a bit of a daunting task, after all 1st impressions count. Not only does your design need to be right you need to get all your relevant information on the card.

So the definition of the business card  “A small card printed or engraved with a person’s name and business affiliation, including such information as title, address, and telephone number.”

A business card creates a bond between your business and your customers and using interactive elements, different materials and shapes can help you stand out from the crowd.

Here’s what you need for an awesome business card:

  1. Great design that’s relevant to your industry
  2. Needs all your info
  3. A good print from an established printing company
  4. An elegant finish such as gloss or matt finish

Here are some examples of some truly awesome business cards to give you a little inspiration.

This personal trainer decided to give his customers a work out with his business card. Great simple business card.

This guy work’s for a online business and with anything online you’ll find them through Google. So why not use a Google search on your business card?

This business card was created for a divorce lawyer in the states and has a perforated line straight down the middle. I love this and it’s so simple.

Can you guess what business this guys in using a microphone as a business card? Yep you guessed it a Radio presenter, ok it says it on the card but the design is simple and relevant to his profession.

I’m going to end on this one… Cutting edge has a business card in the design of a razor blade but it doesn’t end there as the business card is in fact… A razor blade!

So there you have it some truly awesome business cards to inspire you that being different can be better, if done right!

If you’re planning to get your own creative business card, you need to ensure the following points are kept in mind:

  • You use high quality prints (research the printing company before you choose them).
  • The type of paper/card used to print the business card must be of a high quality.
  • Not all printing companies can do fancy designs, find the right one.
  • When designing the card on a computer, use a 300DPI canvas.

Jon Hartley resides in the UK working for, one of its leading suppliers of Brother toner cartridges and printers. Jon looks after the Product development at the company and when he’s not working, you can find him enjoying a fine game of football!