What You Can Do to Acquire Professional Looking Name Cards
Business relation is one of the crucial aspects of running a business that needs to be maintained for a long time. Business relation does not only involve business to business relationship, but also your business with your customers. As you try to create and maintain good business relationship, you have to first at least try to make a good first impression. If you claim to be professional, you have to be able to bring out the best in you and do it like professionals do. Always remember to bring a name card and give it out to people so that they can know ways to contact you easily in case they need your product, service, or any sort of affiliation with you.
For that, a name card needs to look not only attractive but also easily informative. It must be able to provide information in an effective way and has a design that does not confuse the reader or recipient of the card.
Here are a few things that you need to remember while you design your card and review it before the printing process so that you can get a good and satisfactory name card.
1. Business Based Design
The design of your name card will look more appropriate if the layout and design theme match the kind of business that you are running or representing. With this, people will have an easier time associating your name card with your business, and so they can remember about you better. A good professional name card is specific and straightforward. This kind of name card can leave a stronger impression toward anyone who sees, especially if presented with a good way of communicating.
2. Design Layout and Theme
After planning the theme, it is time to actually start implementing it and designing it in the software.
What you have to pay attention the most in the designing step is first the theme including what color schemes or palettes that you want to use, and the layout that accommodates all the necessary information that needs to be present on your name card.
3. Paper Stock and Finishes
A good design pays attention to not only the display but the overall quality, including the type of paper stock and finishes that is chosen at the end of it. Professional name cards are better printed on heavyweight paper that has premium quality. This type of paper is generally thicker than the normal type of paper. Thus, it is more durable and it can last longer. However, of course, heavyweight paper stock is more expensive than lightweight paper. If you choose a lightweight paper, you have to make sure that you choose a type of finish that can reinforce the quality as well as durability of the name card, such as coating and laminating. These types of finishes are also available for heavyweight paper, and they can really make your name card look much better. You can even choose to emboss or deboss your name card and this option is more suitable for heavyweight paper. So you have to make sure that the finish that you choose can work on the type of paper stock of your choice as well.