Business Card Paper



Business Card History


Modern business cards or Visiting (Calling) Cards, were created in China around 15th century. The function of Calling Cards was to announce the arrival of a visiting card owner to whomever he was visiting.
Visiting cards, originate from playing cards appeared and stably established in French court etiquette in the middle of 17th century. In 19th century calling cards were adopted by Europe and America from French, and were commonly used by gentlemen and ladies of middle and upper class.


Modern Business Card Paper types


Today there are many varieties of business card paper in the world or printing.It’s very important for professional looking business card to pay special attention to choosing business card paper. Business card paper contains ready, and perforated or glued with tape business cards. Usually, a sheet contains 8 to 10 business cards.


Dimensions of Business Card

Country or Standard      inch    mm
United States and Canada 3.5 × 2 88.9 × 50.8
Eastern and Central Europe 3.346 × 2.165 85 × 55
ISO 216 2.913 × 2.047 74 × 52
ISO/IEC 7810 ID-1 3.370 × 2.125 85.60 × 53
Australia, and New Zealand 3.54 × 2.165 90 × 55
Japan 3.582 × 2.165 91 × 55
China and Hong Kong 3.543 × 2.125 90 × 54
South America, South Africa and Western Europe 3.543 × 1.968 90 × 50

Business card Paper Coating types

  • Regular
  • Matte ( paper is not shiny )
  • Glossy ( to printing photo on the card )
  • Textured

Separation cards on paper sheets

  • Perforated business cards ( less expensive but have slightly rough corners )
  • Smooth corner business cards ( more professional with perfectly smooth corners )

If you want to design business card with own background or use paper with pre-printed background, it’s strongly recommended to avoid errors to use specialized software like Home Business Card from Cristallight. View information about another existing label paper formats.

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