If you want to have business cards designed, it doesn't necessarily have to be on paper or cardboard. Plastic business cards are also possible. But not all plastic is the same. The term is colloquial for plastic and, as you know, there are many plastics. 

The following plastics, for example, can be used to design your business cards: 

  • ABS plastic 
  • PVC 
  • Bio PVC 
  • ABS plastic 

In this plastic, ABS does not stand for the anti-blocking system but for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. With a matt, glossy surface, this plastic is also very scratch-resistant and impact-resistant. ABS can be recycled with little effort. 


Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC for short, is the most commonly used plastic for business cards. Certain additives influence the properties of hard and brittle plastic. This makes it more stable and easier to process. It is also used to make pull up banner.

Bio PVC 

With the same structural properties as conventional PVC plastic, Bio PVC is biodegradable after 5 years at the latest. The resulting degradation materials should be environmentally neutral and non-toxic. Cool if that is the case. 

Plastic business cards have advantages and disadvantages. They are more durable, they come in a transparent form, and they stand out from business cards made of paper or cardboard. Durability can also be a curse. Because it can pollute the sea if thrown improperly. 

The Format of A Business Card 

The standard landscape format of a business card is 85 mm x 55 mm (W x H). The portrait format 55 mm x 85 mm (WXH). Of course, any format is conceivable. Just one thing you should be aware of. Many use business card books, business card folders, or a business card index for storage. These are designed for standard formats.