Print and Design Tips for Best Name Cards
First time designing and printing a name card? Don't worry, you'll be able to make it great.
For the printing process, of course, you can leave it to the printing service of your choice. But what about the design? Well, you can hire a graphic designer for this. But if you want to save up money, then you will have to design it on your own.
To help you with it, here are some of the important considerations that need to be made for name card printing and designing.
1. Paper Stock and Finishes
Papers used for printing name cards are special premium papers, also called as paper stock. This type of paper is thicker and more durable than the common paper for printers. Of course, there are several different types of paper stocks that you can choose that vary in weight or thickness, color, and even texture. The different types of paper stocks affect the available finishes that you can choose for it later on. At the very least, you should be able to laminate your name card to make it more durable and sleek.
Of course, it's a lot better to incorporate colors into the design of your name card to make it a lot more interesting. You should choose colors that don't only represent your company, but colors that also work well with each other in creating a beautiful look. Try to find inspirations from color palettes so you can know which works with which for best results.
3. Avoid Borders
You might think designing a name card with borders will make it look better. In fact, this will only make the printing process more difficult. Often, it is tricky to get it right. So if you want uniform looking name cards, avoid designing it with border and go for full bleed instead especially if the background color is not white so that you can be sure that your name card will look uniform and neat.
The main point of a name card is that it should be able to deliver the important contact information toward the recipient of it. So naturally, it needs to be able to be read easily. To ensure this, you have to make sure that the text that you input into the design of a professional name card is not any smaller than 8 pt for the best comfort in reading.
5. Color Processing
Beginners often don't know that there are two popular color processing types, which are the CMYK and the RGB colors. The CMYK is often used for printers, meanwhile, RGB is usually the colors that are displayed on the screen of your monitor.
You have to match the colors that you use with the color processing in your printer. Ideally, you should design in CMYK since printers' inks are in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black that will be mixed to create the colors you desire. If you design in RGB colors and print in CMYK color processing, there might be inaccuracies that don't satisfy you.