Business Cards Mobile AL

 
 
Business cards can be one of three things: Conversation starters, emergency note pads or a book mark. More importantly they are your businesses chance to make a great first impression.
 
 

As you consider the design of your Mobile AL business card it’s of the upmost importance to realize that, even though a business card is a seemingly simple document, there is much more that goes into the layout than one might expect. A good designer has a calculated method to creating a successful business card layout.

 

LOGO

The majority of the time your card will include your business logo. In many cases this sets the tone for the look and mood of your card. Is the logo professional or playful? Bold or elegant? Whatever type of personality your logo portrays keep that in mind as you go forward designing your card.

 

FONT CHOICE

Choosing a font can be an overwhelming choice. Do you want serif or san-serif? Bold or thin? San-serif fonts are typically easier to read at smaller sizes and provide a cleaner look. On the other hand, Serif fonts have a more professional appearance and can be used to compliment certain logos. The rule of thumb is choose no more than two fonts to use on your card — and even two can be one too many. If you choose two, be sure they complement each other. Be sure to use one for headings (such as your name and title) and one for additional copy (such as your phone number and email). If you choose to stick with one font throughout, you can emphasis headlines and copy by using font styles such as bold and italic.

 

WHITE SPACE

White space is the secret to making your card look professional. Cluttering your card up with too much text and graphics will lead to a poor result. A well-designed card offers breathing room around the text and graphics. Not only will whitespace help create an upscale look, it also allows your card to be easily read and gives you space to jot down a few notes right on the card — we all do it!

 

OTHER GRAPHICS

Typically you don’t want to overload your business card with and graphic elements other than your logo and type, but in order to make your card stand out, a tasteful graphic treatment or effect can be considered. Perhaps you use the back of the card to let your personality shine? 

 

 

Fast business card design in Mobile Alabama

 

FINISHING EFFECTS for Mobile AL Business Cards

When it’s time to print your card, you will be presented with even more choices! Gloss or matte? Think or thin? Your printer can help you make those choices, but do keep in mind you cannot write very well on a gloss coated card. If you do want a gloss effect, be sure to leave the back of your card matte to ensure you have an area to scribble if needed.

 

Now it’s time to take a good look at your business card. What does it say about you? Is it easy to read or is it overly cluttered? Have you limited yourself to just a couple fonts? Remember this small piece of paper is your first impression and you don’t want it going directly in the bottom of someone’s junk drawer!