Business Card Information

Paper Thickness

Standard
• Economy, 14pt paper stock
• 4 paper finishes
• Best for high-volume events 
Premium 
• 16pt paper stock
• 6 paper finishes
• Best for everyday use

 

Paper Stock

Glossy
Light-catching gloss that complements vivid designs.
Best for: Photography-based or vibrant designs
Not for: Designs that use less ink; white designs
Feels like: Slick front, silky back
Matte 
Coated, smooth feel and easy readability.
Best for: Light-colored designs
Not for: Dark, vibrant colors
Feels like: Varnished front, silky back

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What size are business cards?
A:
 So how big are business cards? Here’s a quick rundown of standard business card size:

Business card size in inches: 3.5" x 2"
Business card size in cm/mm: 85 x 55 mm 
Business card size in Photoshop: 1050 x 600 pixels

Q: How thick is a business card?
A: 
Business card thickness is usually measured in “points,” abbreviated as “pt.” The higher the number, the thicker the card. Standard business card thickness is 14pt, but weights can vary by paper type. 

Q: What do I do with old business cards?
A:
 If the information is still mostly correct, you can keep them as backups by crossing out the out-of-date info and writing in new text. If the cards are mostly inaccurate, we’d recommend recycling them. 

Q: How do I organize business cards?
A:
 We’d recommend using one of our business card holders, available in an assortment of different materials and styles.