Business Card Printing
Laser Sharp offers simple, clean and professional full colour printed business cards in flexible quantities. We know it is your relationship with your client that gives value to your business card, not the paper it is printed on or its expensive, unique finish.
Standard Business Cards
Your business card may be even more important than you think. It is more than a transfer of information from one person to another. Having your company name and your contact on the business card that you give is a step toward building trust. Electronic transfers don’t do as much.
Many medical and other business professionals use the business cards size option to remind their clients of the next appointment.
Loyalty or Reward Cards
A business with walk=in customers can encourage return business with a punch or stamp card. Most often, the card content includes the store information and some boxes or circles that can be hole punched or stamped to mark each use.
Business Card Dimensions
Business Card Size and Orientation
We offer custom printed, 3.5″ x 2″ standard business cards, with quality print on one side or double sided. Artwork for double sided jobs is precision aligned. Designs can have either a portrait or landscape orientation.
Colour and Finish
Print in greyscale (black and white) or full colour. If you choose colour, there is no limit or price difference for the number of colours used.
After printing, the cards are cut to precise dimensions with our laser guided paper cutter.
Our papers are simple. The paper stock is white, but varies in thickness and appearance.
Business Card Thickness
Our elegant card stocks are 12, 14, or 16 points in thickness. Thicker cards have become somewhat of a fad of late, but while thicker cards may make a strong first impression, they take up more room in a wallet and so you may not carry as many as you need.
12 point is the benchmark thickness
To illustrate the difference, a box designed for 500 business cards will hold that many 12-point cards, but only about 350 16-point cards.
To make it easy, you can see the thickness scale on the drop down option list when you are choosing.
Matte or Gloss Card Stock Surface
Matte options, or the one with the uncoated side, are a popular choice for people who may want to write on the business cards or appointment cards. Matte finish card stock tends to be a brighter white.
Glossy stock is smooth and relatively dense.
Your cards are printed on our high definition digital press. The printing gives outstanding results and consistency throughout the batch.
Business Card Artwork
Design support is available. Select the level you want from the drop down list provided. You have a choice for a simple layout (basic) or more, depending on your need.
Avoid Common Mistakes on your Business Cards
Poor quality images
Any images used in your design should be high resolution, 300 dpi or vector, and legal to use. A logo image downloaded from the internet and pasted into your design will most likely be 72 dpi and appear pixelated or “fuzzy” when printed.
Small font size
Even professional designers sometimes forget that the final print size is not the same as their screen size. Text that is easy to read on a computer monitor may be incredibly tiny given the final dimensions. As a rule of thumb, avoid creating artwork with any font smaller than 6 point.
Poor contrast between background and text or logo
In the same way, RGB colours seen on a computer screen, backlit, can appear to have more contrast than the CMYK printed version. If there is not enough contrast between the text or logos on your business cards and the background colours, the text content will not be easy to read.
Do a Test Print or Request a Proof
To check your file for any issues, one option is to do a colour print on regular paper, actual size, on your home printer. If that is not possible, please order a printed proof that you can view in the shop for guaranteed results.
Turnaround Time for Digital Printing
While we don’t offer a guaranteed one hour turn around, we are able to turn around print ready artwork very quickly for priority customers, the same day or even one hour if necessary.
We process online orders quickly. They come in with complete information, and staff are notified as soon as an order arrives.
Rush Printing for Business Cards
When you order through our online print shop, you can tell us how quickly you want us to produce your business cards. They can be done the same day. If you require artwork support for your business, we will always do our best to get your artwork proof to you the same day, too.
The product qualifies for delivery of your business cards in Vancouver or within the Lower Mainland by local courier. Canada Post parcel delivery is also an option if you are not able to pick up.
Courier or mail shipping happens the same day your printing is completed.
How many business cards should you print?
Business cards can be an excellent and inexpensive marketing tool. Give them out freely. Your happy customers will want extra business cards to give to their friends.
When you are working in a neighborhood, visit your client’s neighbors to introduce yourself and leave them a business card.
Tell them you are working in the area, and of course, about the great service you provide. Then expect to be asked for more estimates before you leave the street.
Printing extra business cards is a good investment. They are convenient and cost less than flyers or postcards.
You may benefit from keeping business card numbers small when onboarding new staff, or if you are expecting change in your workplace.
Most business card customers say they needed to change something in the artwork before printing.