The size of a business card can vary, it’s basically how big you want your card to be. Business cards are a brief of information about your business, they can be passed out during formal introductions for you acquaintance to contact you after the meeting, or just as something for someone to remember you by. The business card size doesn’t necessarily have to be huge, the card just typically needs the business name (usually with a logo produced near to it), contact information such as addresses, mobile/home phone, fax number, e-mail addresses and website – as long as you have this information produced then nothing else is really needed. Also now that social media has became very popular your business card may also include a Facebook page, Twitter or any other social networking site. Nowadays business cards are unusual and have striking visual designs.
The standard business card size in the UK us usually 85mm x 55mm. Other sizes are a little different, for instance in the US the common business card size is 51mm x 89mm and then the Japanese standard business card size is 55mm x 91mm. So as you can see, the size of business cards vary all around the world. For optimum design for a standard UK business card of 85mm x 55mm, please keep these tips in mind: The individual name should be one point larger than the address and preferably in bold, the company name should have a minimum of 12 point, (this could also be in bold). The address and telephone number should be around 7 or 8 point type, this as well as the title. This is not a vital rule and is usually only used for the professionals such as doctors, lawyers and architects to use somewhat smaller typeface sizes.