Business Cards: Knowing the Types and Materials


How to Choose the Right Business Card for Your Needs

When it comes to business cards, it is easy to print them through any printing shop nearby. However, among the thousands of business cards your customers go through, a well-designed card can grab attention for sure, but how about a card made from a special paper material? Or one with a special finishing?

That’s right, business cards made from the right printing material and finishing can not only give the best first impressions for you and your company, it is also the “cheat code” for eye-catching! For example, if you own an environment-friendly business, you can go for an eco-friendly material such as the kraft card instead. The selection of paper materials plus finishing of business cards is important and it all depends on the nature of your business.  Without further ado, here is a brief rundown of our different types of business cards and their characteristics.


Standard Business Cards

As the name suggests, standard business card is the most common type of business card that is widely used among companies. As for the material, art cards are the most common material used for business cards. You can choose the thickness of the art card of your preference and go for finishings such as matte lamination, gloss lamination and soft touch lamination. 

If you wish to have a simple yet professional business card, this is the right card for you.


Spot Varnish Business Cards

Do you like shiny things? Then spot varnish business cards may be the card you’re looking for. 

Spot varnish business card consist of having a shiny, glossy coating on specific areas of the card. You can choose certain parts in your card to apply the spot varnish effect. For example, if you choose to have your logo to be spot varnished, your logo will have the glossy effect while the rest of the card remains normal. This can help highlight certain parts of your content that you want customers to see.


Hot Foil Business Cards

If you like metallic colors, Hot Foil Business Cards is the card that shines among others. Hot stamping is a form of printing technique that consists of having a metallic colored foil transferred to a surface of the card at high temperatures. You can apply all kinds of color as long as we have it: gold, silver, rose gold, blue and more! Hot Stamping is usually used to give your card a nice, premium look. You can also use it to highlight certain areas such as your logo and typography.


Folded Business Cards

Folded Business Card are similar to standard business cards, but they come with twice the space!

With folded business cards, you will have a wider canvas to work with, such as having more contacts, directions to your stores, or even images of your products. They are also great to be placed on tables as display.

**Do note our folded business cards are delivered flat with a creasing line, and do not come with a name card box.


Textured Business Cards

Textured Business Card are cards printed with textured paper, in other words they come with a rough surface. They not only give your design a nice effect, they also can be touched and feel, giving your potential customers a nice, tangible and memorable object. 

This type of card does not need lamination, as it would defeat the purpose of their design.



We hope that the brief tour through our business card catalog can help you choose the type of business cards that suits your business :) 

As long as you play your cards right, your business card will be sure to make you stand out better from the crowd. Just ensure that your design complements with the material plus finishing for that extra ‘oomph’. To see all of our materials and prices in one go, check out our website to get the overall picture!