Uncoated Business Cards Single Sided

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History of business cards

The use of business cards dates back to 15th century China, where they were used as a form of introduction and to exchange information between merchants. The custom was later adopted by Europeans during the 17th century, and it became a common practice to include a name, occupation, and address on the cards.

The evolution of business cards continued in the 19th and 20th centuries, with the introduction of new printing technologies and the widespread use of the telephone. Business cards became more personalized and started to reflect the individual's style and personality, rather than just their profession.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the rise of personal computer and desktop publishing software allowed for greater design freedom and creativity in the production of business cards. The digital revolution also allowed for the creation of digital business cards, which could be easily shared and stored on electronic devices.

Today, business cards remain an important tool for networking and personal branding and continue to evolve with advancements in technology and design. From traditional paper cards to digital formats and interactive designs, the humble business card has proven to be a timeless and essential part of professional communication.

Business card sizes

The size of business cards varies around the world, but some common sizes include:

1. UK Standard: 3.346 inches x 2.165 inches (85mm x 55mm)

2. US Standard: 3.5 inches x 2 inches (88.9mm x 50.8mm)

3. European Standard: 3.346 inches x 2.165 inches (85mm x 55mm)

4. Asia Standard: 3.527 inches x 2.165 inches (90mm x 55mm)

5. Japan Standard: 3.543 inches x 2.125 inches (90mm x 54mm)

It is important to note that while these are standard sizes in certain regions, business card sizes can vary greatly depending on the individual's personal preference and the type of information they want to include on their card. Custom sizes are also an option, but it is important to consider practical considerations such as ease of storage and exchange when choosing a size.

FAQ for Uncoated Business Cards Single Sided

Can I have both sides of my UK sized business cards printed

Yes, you can have both sides of your business cards printed, but it is important to consider the cost and design implications of doing so. This listing is for single-sided only but please check out our other listings for double-sided.

How many business cards should I order

The number of business cards you should order will depend on your personal needs and how often you plan to use them. It is recommended to have a minimum of 100-200 cards on hand at all times.
We do however offer a 45 card sample pack if you are a casual user or want to try out different designs.

What are UK sized business cards

UK sized business cards are cards that are sized to the standard dimensions used in the United Kingdom, typically measuring 85mm x 55mm.

What information should be included on my business cards

Essential information to include on your business cards includes your name, title, company name, contact details, and a tagline or logo.
Our best advice is to keep it simple,

What is the standard thickness for UK sized business cards

The standard weight for UK-sized business cards is usually around 350gsm, this however is different from the thickness.

What type of finish should I choose for my business cards

There are several types of finishes you can choose for your business cards, including gloss, matte laminated and uncoated. The finish you choose will depend on your personal preference and the type of image or text you want to display. Please remember matte lamination will soften your design.
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