Simple Tips and Guidelines on How to Make Your Own Name Card


Despite the fact that the digital revolution is transforming the way the world works, certain aspects remain traditional. That means these things, even though conventional, are still regarded as important and useful. One of the examples of this is a name card for business.


Within some areas and age groups, the use of a name card remains preferred. A name card is preferred because it gives future business partners or customers an instant and permanent view of the company the moment they receive it.


Despite its primary aim is to promote the brand or company to potential customers, a name card is also a promotional and marketing tool.


When you give it out to different individuals, it can become an effective marketing tool. That is, under the condition that it has to have a great design.


The effectiveness of a name card is determined by how well you can show yourself and how your name card is crafted. As a result, for entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies the traditional way, a well-designed name card is a must.


Are you interested in learning how to create a high-quality name card for printing? Continue reading to learn more.


1. Make a list of the details you want on your name card

Think about what detail you want to use on your name cards. When filling out a name card, make sure to include the basics, such as:


  • your full name

  • qualifications or formal designations

  • title

  • corporate name

  • business address

  • phone number

  • e-mail address

And now that we live in the internet era, you can also consider adding the company's website and social media account, where people can quickly reach you.


Most importantly, avoid cramming too much detail or information into your name card, as this would only result in a cluttered layout. It's better to only have the absolute necessities and make space for other design features.


Remember that a name card has two sides, so you can consider using both sides if you need to include more information.


2. Make a name card design

With all of the developments in technology, designing a layout template for your name card has never been simpler. There are websites that provide you with pre-made layouts that you can customize with minimum designing experience. You can, of course, build your own layout from the ground up if you want to. To achieve the required output, you can use professional design tools such as Adobe Photoshop or CorelDraw.


When making a name card, understand the balance is key. Rather than disrupting the aesthetic of your card, each aspect or design element should complement one another. Remember to keep things clean and pleasing to the eye rather than opting for an excessively designed style that does not look so well.


3. Choose a type of paper for your card

Papers are available in a variety of strengths, textures, and colours. Instead of using the good old white paper, you can choose others.  Using coloured paper on your name card can make it look more appealing. 


To receive a more durable name card, it is preferable to use a premium or thicker card stock.


For an additional touch of sophistication and propriety, use paper that is covered in plastic or made from linen. When you hand out your name card, the greater the quality of the paper, the more professionalism you exude.


You should apply a coating to your name card to give it a little extra kick, such as making it shiny or polished, based on your preferences.


4. Having your card printed

You have the choice of doing it yourself or using a printing service. Undoubtedly the latter is preferred because they have more modern technologies and a greater understanding of name card printing. Thus, you can have better quality cards.