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You can print business cards at, your online print shop, affordablypriced and of first-class quality. Use our many configuration options to choose the right format for your business cards. Choose the right format for your business cards. The standard business card format, 85 x 55mm, is available at SAXOPRINT. It’s ideal for business card boxes or in your wallet.

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Business cards printing

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Your first contact with prospective customers means, above all, making a good impression. Despite the digital era, printed business cards are still a great way to break the ice. The right layout and business cards from professional online UK printers can help you make a positive first impression, make sure that your customers remember you and know how to reach you after you've met.

Historical and cultural evolution of the business card

The origins of the business card can be traced back to the 17th century, when they were used as calling or visiting cards. As the name suggests, these were used by the upper classes to announce a visit or to express the desire for a call from the recipient. Back then, visiting cards usually just had the name of the caller on the front side, and the reverse could be used for making notes. With time (around the 19th century), calling cards were adopted by the middle classes to clearly state their status, background and profession. These small, printed cards were ornately decorated with embellishments and crests. Portraits were often printed or even painted on these business cards. Later on, portraits were replaced with photographs. Every house even had its own card box used to collect visiting or business cards and to keep track of the ladies and gentlemen received.

With the industrial development at the start of the 20th century, businesses often had to exchange contact information, and the cards evolved into the business cards we are familiar with now: a type of advertising material to promote oneself and as much a part of good etiquette today as it was 400 years ago. There are, however, transnational cultural differences. For example, in Japan business cards contain as much information about a person as possible. Position in the company, and even personal activities such as volunteer work can be included on business cards. Information about a person's social status is very important in Japan before even being considered for an introduction. Once the business cards are printed, it is a grievous faux pas if the cards themselves are not error free, or, for international use, only printed in one language. Such business cards are a sign of lack of seriousness.

Regardless of era or culture, printed business cards are essential when meeting potential customers, building up business relationships and for staying in touch.

Professionally printed business cards for a lasting impression

Business cards are usually stored in business card boxes, albums or a Rolodex. Once a business card has found its way into the wallet of the recipient, it is always at hand, which can have a positive effect on business relationships. Professional business cards are also an indispensable element of sales talks and consultations of any kind, at trade shows, conferences, and for promoting high-end products. Business cards should be ordered from a professional online printer – preferably SAXOPRINT – as they are often distributed together with high-end advertising materials to leave customers with a lasting good impression.

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Business cards fulfil an important task for your company. Business cards represent the personal contact and the company itself. They provide relevant contact information and sometimes also information about your range of goods and services. For these reasons, great thought has to be put into your design before printing business cards online, not least due to their limited space. Business cards have neither a standardised format nor content. In the UK, however, printed business cards in credit card format are the norm.

At our online print shop you can have business cards printed in portrait or landscape format with size, paper and finish options. This way the design of your business cards can be adjusted to fit in with your company logo and corporate design. If the colours, logo and potential images are fixed, this information must be selected for printing.

Printed business cards usually contain the name of the company; title, name and position of the presenter; as well as contact information such as an address, telephone, fax or mobile number, e-mail address, and perhaps website and social media profile. Sometimes information about key activities, maps or slogans are used on online printed business cards. The design must also take into consideration: brand recognition, an optical effect to set them apart from other business cards and good legibility in regard to font type, size and line spacing. Printed greeting cards can also serve as business cards to complement your selection of printed products, for example when invitations are sent out to your customers or business partners.

For more extensive information that would be excessive for a conventional one or two sided business card, our online printshop also offers you four-sided, folded business cards. Folded business cards automatically generate more interest as they are handed out less often. Folded business cards also provide enough space to print additional information such as special offers, descriptions or pictures, and hold the recipients attention for a longer time. Support printed materials such as leaflets, brochures and postcards can also be ordered from our online print shop.

Colour effects and paper for printing affordable business cards

Upgrading printed business cards with UV coating
For affordable business cards, our online printing service offers a selection of high-quality card stock with a smooth, closed-pore surface in weights from 170gsm to 400gsm, which can be ordered as free samples ahead of time. Folded business cards should be creased after printing so that the ink on the fold does not flake and so that the cards can be folded properly.

This sturdy card stock makes for first-class printing of fonts and images and has a very good feel to it. Especially for business cards printed with a calendar on the reverse side, which are frequently handled, an ultraviolet coating is a good idea. It gives the business cards even more durability, protects them from scratches and makes the colours appear more brilliant. Affordable business cards printed with UV coating are instantly recognised as high-quality products and attract even more attention from their recipients.

Online business card printing in a few easy steps

Printing business cards in our online print shop is completely uncomplicated. Simply select the option you want on our combined configuration and calculation webpage, and send off your order. After that, all you have to do is send us your printing files, choose your form of payment, and production can begin! We offer you 6 day business card printing as standard in addition to express service options.

Example of a business card
To make designing your business cards even easier, we have put together a selection of free templates for your convenience. They are available in both portrait and landscape formats and can be used with your own layout in various desktop publishing programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, etc. Our detailed instructions give you many valuable tips along the way about designing your individual business cards and setting up your printing files. For design ideas and how to set up printing files, it is well worth taking a look at our blog. It is full of tutorials and design tips, including business card composition, and much more. Prior to print, our printers perform a basic data check for printability. For error-free and best printing results, we recommend ordering a PDF, galley or colour proof.

Whether you are ordering a large run of 50,000 business cards online, express prints or printing with a non-standard Pantone colour, our online print shop is your dependable partner for business card printing that turns your cards into attractive and effective advertising materials.