Business Card Basics

In the year 2014, business cards aren’t exactly what they used to be. You used to be able to get by with a plain white card with your name, title, and contact information.


Today, that just won’t cut it. In fact, it’s almost better to not have a business card at all if that’s what your card looks like. Here are a few tips for when you’re thinking of making your own.

Pros and Cons of Cards

Business cards are largely a thing of the past now, but it used to be that you couldn’t go anywhere without them. Technology has changed the way we exchange information, and most of the time the only information we need is an email address.


The “con” of having a card is that it’s a waste of paper and a waste of space, taking up a slot in someone’s wallet because no one needs it. The “pro” would be that it is a potential medium to make your name remembered – and you can put your email address on it, too.

Effective Cards

The only way your name is going to be remembered is if it stands out among the names brandished on other cards. The only way that is going to happen is if the design, colors, typography, texture, and layout of your card is different. Create a unique brand for yourself and build your card around it – but don’t forget to also send an email.

If you’re looking to have a business card of the future, MediaFast provides printing and design services that will be sure to make your name stand out.