Here are a few quick tips to consider when designing a professional business card.
When you begin to design a professional business card one of the first places to focus on is font selection. The font chosen for the card is very important. If the card is attempting to give off a professional look then the font should be sharp and elegant. Many companies choose fonts that are too hard to read. This is a big mistake as it gives off a very unprofessional vibe. Therefore, make sure the chosen font can be read from a comfortable distance.
Color is an excellent way to make a business card standout. It also can be a negative distraction. Too many colors and pictures on a business card can be too distracting and take away from the focus of the card. A professional business card uses colors very carefully and strategically. Stick to a few colors that complement each other. That will keep the card from being too boring but also from being too distracting.
When deciding on paper types the first thing to ask is what type of feel the card should have. The card can be glossy or matte depending on the coating applied to the paper. Either of these can be used with a professional business card. But whichever coating is selected the weight of the paper is still very important. A nice heavier stock of paper feels better in the hands and gives off a much more professional image to the potential customer. Remember your business card is often times the first impression your potential customer has of you.