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Business Cards

I design hundreds of business cards each year for businesses and organisations of all sizes. They are used for the traditional business calling card along with a whole host of other purposes.

For example: coffee shop loyalty cards, sports club membership cards, parking vouchers, caravan and boat owners ID cards, gift vouchers, and many more...

Why Business Cards are a Good Idea

Business cards are a good idea for several reasons:

  • Professionalism Business cards help to convey a professional image and are an essential tool for networking and building relationships. They show that you take your business seriously and are prepared to exchange information with potential clients or partners.
  • Convenience Business cards are a convenient way to exchange contact information. Instead of having to write down your name, email, phone number, and other details, you can simply hand over a card that contains all the necessary information.
  • Branding Business cards provide an opportunity to reinforce your brand and leave a lasting impression on potential clients or partners. They can include your company logo, colours, and other branding elements to help promote brand recognition.
  • Memorability Business cards can be designed in a way that is unique and memorable, making it easier for potential clients or partners to remember you and your business.
  • Versatility Business cards can be used in a variety of settings, from networking events and conferences to meetings with clients and vendors. They are a versatile tool that can help to facilitate business connections and opportunities.

Overall, business cards are a simple yet effective tool for promoting your business, building relationships, and conveying a professional image. They are an essential part of any business owner's toolkit and can help to make a positive impression on potential clients or partners.

When Business Cards Might be a Bad Idea

While there are many advantages to using business cards, there are also some situations where they may not be the best choice. Here are some reasons why business cards may be a bad idea in certain situations:

  • Environmental Impact Business cards contribute to paper waste, which can have a negative impact on the environment. In today's digital age, there are more sustainable ways to exchange contact information, such as using mobile apps or email signatures.
  • Cost Business cards can be costly, especially if you want to design a custom card or print a large quantity. If you are on a tight budget, you may want to consider alternative ways to exchange contact information.
  • Limited Information Business cards have limited space and may not provide enough information about your business or services. In some cases, it may be more effective to provide a brochure or other marketing materials that provide more detailed information.
  • Outdated Information Business cards become outdated quickly, especially if your contact information changes frequently. It can be difficult and expensive to update and reprint your cards every time your information changes.
  • Cultural Differences In some cultures, exchanging business cards is not a common practice or may be considered impolite. It's important to be aware of cultural differences and etiquette when doing business with people from different backgrounds.

Overall, while business cards can be a useful tool for networking and promoting your business, they may not be the best choice in all situations. It's important to consider the pros and cons and to choose the method of exchanging contact information that best suits your needs and goals.


If you have had items designed by me previously then it is easy to get hold of the artwork file for reprints of your work. All customer artwork is archived in the cloud and can be retrieved as needed.

Business Cards designed by WS Design

Order Process

Mark Cain - Graphic Designer
1. Get a Free Quote

Get in touch with me and describe what you need to be designed.

I will email you a quote for doing the design work.

2. Confirm Order Details

Confirm you are happy to proceed with the new design project.

Send me any logos, images, photos, and text and we will discuss colours, sizes, fonts, etc.

3. Starting Payment

Pay the Starting Payment and the design project will begin.

(Now follow the 'Design Process.')

Design Process

1. Design Proof

Your design project begins and you will receive an initial design proof via email for you to review and approve. If you are happy then reply via email with your approval.

2. Edits and Approval

If you need changes to the initial design then a new design proof will be prepared for your review. When you are happy with the new design proof, respond via email to approve the final design.

3. Finalise

The final approved design will be prepared for the specified output and the project will be saved and archived for future reference.

4. Final Payment

Pay the Final Payment as agreed in the initial design quote.

Thank you for your business and I look forward to helping you in the future.

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