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Business Cards: What Are Your Options?

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When it comes to business cards, there are a tremendous number of options available to you. These customisable elements allow you to order from the most basic and functional, to elaborate and decorative business cards.

Some of these options can seem overwhelming, but it is important to realise that none of them are absolutely necessary. Even out standard cards are of fantastic quality, and you would do perfectly well to just opt for these. At the end of the day, the design on the front will do a lot of the work regardless of how you customise it.

However, if you want something that stands out slightly more and has the power to dazzle and impress then upgrading your card can be a tremendous method of doing so. While you might not know where to begin, our in-house designers are more than happy to translate your vision into the finished product.

Otherwise, we can offer guidance on the options you have available to you and can answer any questions about any details you are considering like what they cost or how they can be implemented. Don’t hesitate to give us a call now on 0141 429 2942.

Now, let’s talk sizing!

Sizing and Folding

While we can print your business cards at any size you want, unless you want a bigger or smaller business card for a specific reason or purpose, we would suggest you stick with the standard size. That way, they can easily slip into wallets and business card holders and won’t be thrown away for being a nuisance!

Sizing and Folding


The next thing you have to consider is how thick you want your cards to be. Naturally, a thicker business card can feel more impressive in the hands of a potential customer, but it will increase costs. The options we offer are:

  • Light: 200-240gsm
  • Medium: 250-280gsm
  • Thickest: 300-600gsm

Depending on what clients you think you’ll be handing your cards to should dictate what thickness of card you opt to go for. If you simply want to get your details out there, a lighter card is sufficient, but if you really need to impress there is no substitute for our heavy cardstock.


After your cards have been printed, we have a number of options on how to coat them. These coatings will not only protect the card but can help to give them the exact look and feel that you are looking to achieve. Here are the coatings that we offer, as well as a brief summary of what they entail:

  • Silk: This is our standard finish. While not as fancy as our other options, it provides a regular and reliable feel to your business cards.
  • Gloss: This is a shiny and robust coating which will not only protect your card, but will make it dazzle as the light reflects off of it.
  • Matt: This coating provides a luxurious finish with a soft feel. Matt is perfect when you want to add that premium feel.
  • Uncoated: For a more natural, textured and artisan feel, leaving your card uncoated creates a sort of ‘rustic’ finish for your business card.


Each of these finishes comes at a different cost, for more information give our printing studio a call now, and we can come up with a quotation for you!

Other Details

On top of the bigger decisions we have to make together, there are also some smaller details that we have available for you. These include:

Metallic foils: To add a touch of class to your business cards, consider inlaying some metallic foils. With gold, silver and copper as an option, regardless of your colour scheme, we will find something to compliment it.

Spot UV: Used to highlight specific areas of the card, spot UV can draw attention to design elements such as font or your logo.

Rounded Corners: If you want to add a modern dimension to your cards which can make them stand out from the competition you can give your cards rounded corners. When up against countless other cards of precisely the same shape, this can make a significant difference.

Shaped Business Cards: When you want to add a bit of novelty to your business card, consider having them cut out in a shape that is relevant to your business. In the past, we have had opticians order cards in the form of glasses, and estate agent cards in the shape of houses – the possibilities are fun and endless!

To Discuss Your Options, Get in Touch Now!

We understand there are a lot of options for you to think about here, and we would love to give you some help and advice! We have a team of in-house designers who are more than willing to offer their expertise and help make your vision a reality.

If you submit your own design for printing, we can get started straight away. Otherwise, our designers can come up with something for you. All it takes is a couple of conversations over the phone or a few e-mails, and they can get to work creating a design for you that evokes your brand and business identity!

Again, we should stress that all of these are entirely optional – even our basic cards are fantastic! However, to give your cards that extra bit of flashiness, some customisation can really help to separate them from the pack.

To discuss an order, to ask some questions about design, or any of the other services we offer, give us a call now on 0141 429 2942.

Alternatively, click the orange box at the top right of this page to organise a free print quote.

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