The business card and brochure printing industry is very lucrative. Millions of business cards are printed out every year for professionals, companies, organizations and churches. How can you get your cards and brochures to stand out amongst millions of others?
Here are eleven ideas for creating unique business cards:
1. Go 3D
3D business cards will definitely stand out. Some printing companies have a special printing process for custom 3D or holographic cards. They look great with virtual layers of depth. Animated cards can show a full range of detailed animations and special effects.
2. Cartoon Style
These are really fun cards! Add a cartoon character to the design. Cute examples include animals such as dancing pigs and smiling fish. If you’re a professional contract worker, you could turn yourself into a cartoon character.
3. Unique Printing
Business card printing can be very innovative. Your cards can be made into something useful, such as a coaster or notepad. The recipients will want to hang onto them rather than throw them away. They’ll keep the card on their coffee table or desk and whenever they look at them, they’ll be reminded of your business.
4. Add Photos
Add some lovely visuals to your business cards. You can add a personalized touch to them. Add anything from a picture of yourself to beautiful scenery. Use pictures that are relevant to your company or profession.
5. Add Texture
Your cards should not only have a nice look, but a nice feel as well. Business cards can be texturized out of cotton, wood, velvet, and even metal. Textured backgrounds are appropriate for every profession or industry.
6. Make Them Edible
Sure, they’re perishable, but people will still take the time to look at them before eating them. You can send in your business card layout to a company that offers this service. The artists will create the layout onto a cookie or chocolate card. Very unique!
7. Make Them “Plantable”
Plantable business cards will leave a lasting impression on your recipients. They are made out of “seed paper”. Just stick them in soil and wait for flowers or veggies to sprout.
If you turn your business cards into badges, people will definitely take notice. If they are pretty, some people might even wear them. There’s enough room for a photo or cartoon character along with your company information.
9. Paper Bag Business Cards
These thick business cards have an opening in which you can put small items like lollies.
Keep things entertaining by making business cards with games. For instance, you could add a small game like Naughts and Crosses on the back of each card. Or how about a complicated maze?
Make the cards look like an envelope. Put a nice little message inside. If you can’t afford the paper bag cards, then these make a great alternative. Put a small letter or some coupons inside of each envelope.
These will cost more than typical cards, but the people you give them to will take notice. The investment will be worth every cent.