9 Best Business Card Designs in 2024

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Last Updated on January 29, 2024 by Packoi Team

A business card is your first handshake with opportunities. Here are cool facts about business cards from CreditDonkey to give you a better understanding.

Business Card

  • Every day, there are 27 million business cards printed. 
  • Nearly 10 billion business cards find their way into circulation annually. 
  • 88% of the annual print is discarded within 7 days. 
  • Businesses report a 2.5% increase in sales for every 2,000 business cards given out.  

The most common reason people throw away business cards is their failure to make a lasting impact. This is what I’m going to do to help you change today. Let’s start…

6 Types of Business Card Paper

The choice of paper for your business card will determine the overall perception of your brand. Which business card will you keep?

A business card printed on a:

  • thin and flimsy paper that can be easily damaged, 
  • low-quality non-absorbent paper that may cause ink to bleed.
  • high-quality paper with an elegant look and a tactile feel.

Everyone I asked picked the last option. Below is a list of papers you should consider for your business card printing:

1. Standard Cardstock

Standard cardstock business card printing paper

Do you want a paper stock that strikes a perfect balance between durability and quality? 

The answer is… Standard Cardstock 

If you have not heard of it, then perhaps you’ve heard of cover stock paper.

Many businesses use both names to talk about business card paper, with a weight range of 80–110 pounds per single ream of paper. Standard cardstock comes in different weights, sizes, colors, and finishes and can help you make the best custom business cards. 

2. Matte Finish

Matte Finish Paper

If standard cardstock paper isn’t what you need, then you may consider matte finish or matte stock paper, as others call it. These paper stocks make your card more readable and smooth. You can also write on your business card.

Here is a point to note: 

Don’t choose a colorful matte stock. A colorful matte stock paper may result in a dull-colored card. This may not bring good results.

3. Glossy Finish

Glossy Finish business cards

Talking about colors, a glossy finish is the opposite of a matte finish. This business card paper comes with a shiny coating that enhances your card’s color. 

Glossy paper is more environmentally friendly. Thanks to its quick-drying layer of water-based chemicals. 

Wait. There is more! 

You can add graphics to your card without worrying about blurring. The glossy finish safeguards the color and prevents any blurring.

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4. Textured Paper

A textured business card

This type of paper adds a tactile edge to your business cards. Imagine your potential customers running their fingers over a business card that exudes elegance through its finely textured surface. This memorable feeling increases their odds of remembering you.

Textured paper limits printing to one side. This is if you don’t want to compromise on quality.

You have to choose between textured elegance or a dual-sided approach. Pick one that will bring your business great value.  

5. Recycled Paper

Business Cards made from recycled materials

Your business can also opt for recycled paper to print business cards. Using recycled paper is like giving a second life to materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.

6. Metallic Paper

Business cards made from metallic papers exude a subtle and elegant shimmer. These papers are coated with a metallic finish to give your card a lasting impression.

You can choose between silver, gold, or other metallic colors. The bottom line: metallic paper enhances the vibrancy of your design.

Matte Finish vs. Glossy Finish

A matte finish is the opposite of a glossy finish, the table below highlights the key differences between the two finishes. Take a look.

FeatureMatte FinishGlossy Finish
Appearance Subtle, non-reflective, and smoothShiny, reflective, and vibrant
TextureSmooth and non-reflective Smooth and reflective
Professionalism Often perceived as more professional May be perceived as more stylish and attention-grabbing 
Readability Less glare, better readabilityMore glare, potential readability issues in certain lighting
Durability Less prone to scratches and fingerprints More prone to scratches and fingerprints
Printed ColorsMuted and subduedVibrant and saturated
CostOften more cost-effective More expensive due to the printing process

So, how do you design a business card?

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How to Design the Right Business Cards

Here are the steps to help you design your business card online:

  1. Know your brand identity first.
  2. Only add essential information.
  3. Use a legible font.
  4. Add visual elements, but don’t overdo it.
  5. Use high-quality images.

The following factors will help you design professional business cards:

1. Shape

You can opt for a traditional rectangle or a unique shape, but ensure that:

  • Aligns with your brand personality
  • Stands out without compromising on functionality.

2. Size

I find that business cards that fit into standard cardholders are the most preferred.  The standard business card dimensions in North America, Europe, and Oceania are:

  • North America: 3.5 × 2 in. (88.9 × 50.8 mm)
  • Europe: 3.346 × 2.165 in. (85 × 55 mm)
  •  Oceania: 3.54 × 2.165 in. (90 × 55 mm)

Have the business card size you want, make sure it is in line with the recommended sizes, and then execute it.

3. Materials

business cards

Plastic, metal, fabric, recycled materials, and even wood can make standard business cards. Not just paper. The choice of material to use depends on your brand image and budget. Go for printing services that offer affordable prices, and you’ll get your business cards within a quick turnaround time.

4. Layout

You want maximum impact for your business. Putting essential information on your business card is one way to achieve this milestone. If you are designing your cards, choose design templates that prioritize readability over any other functionality.

Printing is the next step after designing. Choose a top printing company for your cards, and you’ll get your cards in a few business days. (This will depend on the one you choose and other conditions).

So, what are the best business card designs in 2024? Take a look. This list contains designs that I think you’ll like.

9 Best Business Card Designs in 2024

The business card design trends for 2024 showcase a blend of innovation, sustainability, and personalization. Here are some of the key trends:

1. Minimalist

minimalist business cards

Simple designs make use of white space and a minimal color palette to give your card:

  • unforgettable simplicity
  • elemental elegance
  • Clarity

Minimalism lets you use specialty print elements to make your business card eye-catching. (I’m talking about Coloplan paper or Spot UV gloss coating.). This way, your card will leave a strong first impression on your potential clients.

If you prefer a business card with clean lines, uncluttered layouts, and restrained color palettes that showcase your essential information without compromising visual appeal, then minimalist it is. But if you don’t … perhaps you’ll like the next one.

2. Back to Black

black to black business cards

Imagine having twice the space of a one-sided card to make a lasting impression on your potential contacts. Isn’t it amazing?

Back-to-back card design ideas give you the space to easily customize your business card to meet your every need. You can add your contact details on one side and striking visuals or a memorable quote on the other side.

The contrast between the two sides makes your business card aesthetically pleasing and provides a snapshot of your business.

3. Iridescence

iridescent business cards

Iridescent (or holographic) business cards use color-changing elements to create a shimmering effect. This highlights your logo and contact details.

I was wondering why many don’t have holographic business cards. 


  • are expensive to produce, 
  • may not be legible,
  • have limited color options
  • are industry-specific

4. Gold Foil Business Cards

Gold Foil Business Cards

Gold foil business card design turns what would have been a simple card into a work of art.

These cards are stamped with a thin layer of metallic gold to give them a stunning visual effect that catches the eye.  If you want high-end business cards, then this is the right one for you. Meanwhile, if you want to get creative with your designs, consider the next option.

5. Interactive elements

QR business cards

You can add a QR code for a digital connection.

Have you seen business cards with social media profiles, product information, QR codes, or Near-Field Communication Technology (NFC)? We call them “business cards with interactive elements.” The designers use these elements to give the cards a strong visual appeal. You can do it, too. However, you have to consider what your business needs.

6. Play with Texture

texture business cards

Up to this point, we have only explored business card design ideas that prioritize visual appeal. However, this is different. You personalize your business card’s feel. 

Here is one thing I love about this design: 

People are naturally drawn to texture. Therefore, when done right this high-end feel provides another layer of engagement for your business. It sparks curiosity and encourages recipients to spend a little more time with it. 

Talking about being creative…

7. Go Bold with Colors

Go Bold with Colors business cards

Instead of sticking to traditional tones, you use bold colors to give your business card a strong visual impact.


  • don’t overload the color
  • should align with your brand’s identity
  • consider the cultural association of the color before using it.

Still on being creative…

8. Try Unusual Shapes

unique shape business cards

Ditch the traditional rectangular cards if they aren’t working for you. You can design your card in the shape of your business logo or your product to reflect your brand’s identity.  I recommend this design, but take care not to inconvenience your potential customers. This will hurt your brand image. 

9. Showcase Your Craft

Use your business card as an opportunity to tell your contacts about your business.

It’s not that hard.

Just add a simple background image of your product or a die-cut of your business card.

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I’ve given you the options. Now it’s your time to make a choice. Do you want to go with a minimalist, iridescent, or gold foil business card design?

You can also be creative and play with the color, texture, and shape to create a unique business card for your brand.

Contact us at Packoi for printing business cards, our service will also give your brand identity a boost. 

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