In this design inspiration post, we’re showcasing 10 unique slim and square business cards. Better yet, we’ve asked our expert design team to give you insider tips about what stock they would select.
Why we like it: A creative combination of a Museum logo and artwork. The full bleed image and visual texture on the front of the business card is instantly captivating and the square format suits the logo perfectly.
How we’d print it: The fine detail on the black side of the cards, means a coated stock should be used to ensure sharp reproduction of the design. This business card would look great printed on 420gsm artboard with a gloss laminate on both sides.
Why we like it: Rotating the text on this square business card is such a simple idea that has a big impact. The striking use of white on blackboard makes a great statement.
How we’d print it: Rather than printing the black onto a white stock, this card prints a white spot onto blackboard and we wouldn’t change a thing. View the Whirlwind blackboard stock description here.
Why we like it: We’re suckers for bright colours at Whirlwind, so these bold business cards caught our eye.
How we’d print it: A simple 350gsm artboard would be perfect for this square business card. It’s a cost effective option, which would allow you to print multiple versions of the card. Alternatively these cards could be produced digitally if only a handful were required.
Why we like it: Combine the non-standard format with an eye catching Metallic Bling stock and you have a winner.
Why we like it: This design has the best of both worlds, with the consistent treatment of the logo on the front, with the variety of colours on the back.
How we’d print it: These cards would look great on 352gsm Strathmore, it is a highly polished uncoated stock which exudes quality. With excellent environmental credentials, Strathmore looks good and feels great.
Why we like it: The slim format gives a modern twist to a classic business card.
How we’d print it: A quality uncoated stock would complete this design, we suggest 300gsm Impact. It has a bright white finish and the fine lines will be reproduced crisply.
Why we like it: The square format, understated monotone, and textured paper combine to create a tactile card, perfect for an interior designer.
How we’d print it: A textured or environmental stock would both work beautifully with this design. 300gsm Envirocare has a soft recycled appearance would compliment both the design and the business.
Why we like it: A bold and classic black and white pattern can make any business stand out. Plus you can download this design free on the original post. Love a freebie!
How we’d print it: This would look great on a simple white board, but we think a 300gsm metallic silver could give this card a real boost. The subtle sheen of Whirlwind’s metallic silver stock will have people looking twice.