Business cards

When it comes to business cards, creative imagery understands the important role they play in making that first impression a good one!

Many business owners still underestimate the importance of business cards. People you give your business card to will form a first impression within seconds of receiving it and it could have the potential to make or break a business deal.

Business cards not only provide contact details, they represent you and your company and when you’re representing yourself for the first time, you want that impression to be a good one.

When it comes to business cards there are so many options to consider – size? shape? square or rounded corners? matt or gloss laminated? foiling, embossing? and the list goes on, that is why it pays to speak to the people in the know when it comes to finding the right business card for you.

 

Creative imagery are available to guide you through this process, here are just some of the features you should look for:

Card weight / thickness
You have probably heard the term “GSM” used when dealing with printers and wondered what does this actually mean? Well “GSM” is a measure of weight and stands for ” Grams per Square Metre” so if a business card is 360GSM, that means if you had one square metre of card, it would weigh 360 grams. The rule of thumb is, the higher the “GSM”, the thicker the paper or the card stock, the better the quality.

Creative imagery business cards are always printed on a minimum of 360GSM card stock, don’t settle for anything less.

Gloss and matt laminated
Gloss or Matt laminated refers to the finish on your business cards. Gloss laminate is a ‘shiny’ finish and normally the standard finish chosen for business cards mainly due to the fact that people are unaware of the other option available. Matt laminate is a ‘silky’ finish and the preferred choice of creative imagery due to far superior quality.

A little business card etiquette
1. Always make sure you are carrying enough business cards on you for the occasion, don’t be caught without any and it’s a bit embarrassing to have to write your name and number on a piece of paper to give to a potential client.

2. If working with overseas clients try to learn the basics of foreign customs regarding presenting yourself and the exchange of business cards before traveling abroad. It’s very easy to make a bad first impression if you’re not prepared. It only takes a few minutes to make an effort and read up about it!

3. If possible, try to have one side of your business card printed in the language of the country you are visiting. This shows that you are serious about doing business there, and makes a good impression on your potential client. (Tip: make sure when presenting your business card that the native language of the country you are visiting is face up).

4. And lastly and most importantly keep your cards up-to-date. The cost of printing business cards is so inexpensive these days that it is inexcusable to have to write corrections on the card, or verbally tell everyone you give your card to that the phone number or address has changed.

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Business Cards Price List

Have us design your business card – or supply your own press ready artwork. We can supply business cards in 2 sizes 86x54mm or 90x55mm.

NB: All prices are exclusive of GST.
Print prices only, does not include artwork or delivery.

FULL COLOUR

UNLAMINATED

SINGLE SIDED

250 – $74

500 – $126

1000 – $131

2000 – $161

FULL COLOUR

UNLAMINATED

DOUBLE SIDED

250 – $77

500 – $130

1000 – $135

2000 – $166

FULL COLOUR

MATT OR GLOSS LAMINATED

SINGLE SIDED

250 – $84

500 – $137

1000 – $143

2000 – $176

FULL COLOUR

MATT OR GLOSS LAMINATED

DOUBLE SIDED

250 – $92

500 – $146

1000 – $152

2000 – $184

ECOStar RECYCLED PAPER

FULL COLOUR

SINGLE SIDED

250 – $102

500 – $158

1000 – $174

2000 – $202

ECOStar RECYCLED PAPER

FULL COLOUR

DOUBLE SIDED

250 – $104

500 – $162

1000 – $178

2000 – $206


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Larger quantities are available please email us for a free quotation. If you have any questions regarding business cards, please contact creative imagery on 1300 886 065.