It can be argued that in an increasingly online world, the demand for some types of print has somewhat declined. However, this isn’t the case for business cards. After all, there are few other replacements to handing over a professionally designed business card to any prospect or customer at the end of a meeting or networking event containing all the necessary contact details. With customers, you only have one chance to make a good first impression – make it count. Print & Mail Runner has high quality business cards printing Newcastle.
The most popular and best value of our entire business card range, the standard size is printed on both sides of 450gsm sturdy silk card which can be laminated with either a matt or gloss finish on both sides. This option can be customised, depending on your requirements. If you need uncoated cards, or ones which are only printed on one side – no problem, just let us know. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more ‘high end’, you may want to choose the luxury option of a soft touch ‘velvet’ laminated finish. If you’re looking for business cards for each individual member of your team, we offer a multi-name option. Individual names of your team can be printed on the same batch, saving you the hassle of having to create separate jobs. Choose from quantities of 100, 250 or 500.
Examples of prices:
85mm x 55mm printed both sides onto 450gsm silk and matt laminated both sides. Delivered to 1 UK address
250 @ £29.00
500 @ £38.00
All prices are excluding vat
If you are looking for a similar product to our standard sized cards, but in a more compact and contemporary square format measuring 55mm x 55mm, our square cards could be a perfect choice. They will really help you stand out against other business owners, who probably use the standard 85mm x 55mm format.
If you own a business such as a beauty salon or dental practice, making sure your customers have their appointment written down for them is essential. We can print folded cards which are ideal for use as loyalty or appointment cards. If you need to write onto or stamp your cards, you will need to choose the uncoated design. However if you don’t need to do this, choose the silk stock which can be laminated. If you order folded cards, please note that they will be supplied flat and creased, ready for folding.
Regardless of the type or finish of business card you’re looking for, we’re bound to have something you like. We have a wide range of stock such as uncoated, silk and gloss finish, along with various thicknesses such as multi-loft duplex (560gsm) and triplex (810gsm), which come with the option of different coloured cores. For those who demand a more luxurious option, there is the velvet ‘soft touch’ lamination. All our business cards come with the option to have either straight or rounded corners. Recycled, laid and textured stock are available too. Our customers love our 85 x 85 mm double sided cards which are printed on 450gsm silk and matt laminated both sides. 500 cards is the most popular quantity ordered too, which should give you enough for all those client meetings and networking events!
Normal business cards can quickly become worn with repeated use. If you want to avoid this problem, PVC cards could be a good choice. Durable and waterproof, they are printed on hard wearing 570 micron plastic which is laminated and sealed. Measuring the size of a credit card at 86 x 54 mm, they fit into your prospect or customers card holder or wallet with ease. They can incorporate signature strips, QR codes and barcodes so go way beyond the functionality of traditional business cards. This makes them perfect for membership and ID cards. Double sided with teslin core and encapsulated PVC cards are fantastic value for money because you can order as many or as few as you need.
Wanting to order some business cards but don’t have a design in mind? Don’t worry! We have an in-house design service who can take care of this for a small added fee. Click here to view our design template.
Once we have received your order, we aim to turn it around within 3 – 4 working days once we have received your print ready artwork. If you need your items quicker, we can ship them via express delivery.
Do you want to see more of what we do? Order a free sample pack today, which includes samples of our business card range.
Having an effective business card is not as simple as listing your name and contact information on a small 85x55mm card. In fact, there are thousands of ways you can format your business card, many options when it comes to the information you include, and even more ways you can make your business card stand out.
If you fail in any of these areas, though, you could lose prospects, get your card tossed before making a connection, and hurt your ability to network effectively.
Follow these seven business card rules to make sure your business card supports your brand and performs well for your business.
It’s tempting to reduce the font size and include every last bit of information you have on your business card. I have seen cards that include the ‘standard’ contact info (name, title, business name, phone, email, website), plus every social network profile, a sales pitch, a comprehensive list of services and a bio. If you have this much information on your card, you are most certainly losing the recipient’s attention due to information overload.
You want to include enough to pique the interest of the recipient and make it memorable, without making his or her head spin. Skip the kitchen sink, and keep your business card simple by being selective about the information you include.
Funky fonts are fun, but there’s a time and a place for them, and your business card usually isn’t the right place. Make sure the fonts you use on your business card aren’t too small, too fancy, or distorted in some way, making your card difficult to read.
If you want to add some spice to your card – let your logo be the design element that adds interest and keep the text simple and straightforward.
With affordable business card printing, it’s very common to have full-colour text and designs on both sides of your business card, which makes sense – no point in leaving a whole side blank! But, avoid the temptation to completely cover every white space on your card, unless absolutely necessary.
It’s impossible for your recipient to make notes or jot down a memory trigger when there is no room to write, when there is a dark colour covering the entire surface, or when a high-gloss finish is applied to both sides. For those who regularly use business cards for note-taking, your black, glossy card may not make the cut for them.
While you could print your own business cards at home on your inkjet printer with perforated business card paper, please consider professional printing instead. Unless you have commercial printing capabilities, DIY business cards might not make the best first impression.
You may be able to save a moderate amount of money and update your information easily if you print them yourself, but the impact of handing over a homemade business card isn’t the same as cards that are printed professionally.
If you have multiple businesses, you may consider using the front of your business card for one venture and the back for the other. In some cases, when the two businesses complement each other or are loosely connected, this may work.
However, if you have two opposing identities — let’s say you’re a graphic designer by day and a tow truck driver at night — you should create a business card for each business to avoid confusion and speak directly and appropriately to each distinct audience.
There are so many ways to make your business card stand out when it comes to the design. You have no doubt seen some very effective business cards that use attention-getting finishing features such rounded corners or other die cuts, holes punched through, unusual sizes, embossing, foil accents, and folds that can turn a simple card into a mini-brochure. Any of these options may work for your business card, but make sure you are selecting a finish that is relevant to your brand, not just something cool to try.
Be aware though that ‘special’ finishes can start ramping up the price, so keep an eye on your budget!
While I recommend keeping your business card simple and streamlined, that doesn’t mean you can’t use some valuable real estate for a special offer or other call to action. Craft a short message that offers a discount, directs the recipient to your website, or provides a tip that will be relevant and useful to the reader.
If you hit the mark with a specific call to action or other helpful information, you can make your card instantly memorable and generate more leads in the process.