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Our pick of the best free business card templates around.

As a designer, one of the most important things is getting your business card just right. If you’re just starting out in the design world, you might not know where to begin. So, we compiled this list of creative free business card templates to give you a little push in the right direction.

We have more templates for designers, too check out our round-ups of the best flyer templates and brochure templates. But here goes with the business card templates.

01. Purple and blue

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This card’s mix of purple and blue shades make for a cool combination, and if you really like the design then it’s easy to take the vectors and use them for other elements such as letterheads.

02. Coloured pencils

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This a fun and striking card is one of a large collection of free business card templates from PSBfreebies. The particular design will ensure anyone who receives it is unlikely to forget what your line of work is.

03. Bright and colourful business card template

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Why have a boring and forgettable business card? Burn your name onto everyone’s retinas with this wonderfully bright and colourful card design, supplied as a carefully layered PSD that’s free both for personal and commercial use.

04. Creative black business card template

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Let everyone know who you are and what you do with this modern and striking business card template aimed at creative professionals. It comes as a 300 DPI CMYK PSD, layered and fully editable and customisable so that you can add your own creative touches. Like a bee, the black and yellow colour scheme is sure to catch potential clients’ eyes.

05. Grungy retro design

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This grungy, letterpress-effect business card template is ideal for achieving a retro look. It comes as a PSD, ready to be customised, and is free for both personal and commercial use. Perfect for that vintage look!

06. Zigzag design

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An exquisite design, featuring zigzag pattern as the main focal point of this creative business card template. The combination of black, white and a touch of bright yellow truly brings out the best of this design.

07. Flat design

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Like it or not, flat design is here to stay. Business Card Journal has up with what it calls a flat design business card template complete with fellow zeitgeist design, the long shadow. Although it looks like a personal card, it can be used for business of any industry as well.

08. Corporate business card

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These double-sided, horizontal business cards come with both rounded and square corners. Created in CMYK colour mode with a 300dpi High Resolution, both designs are easy to customise in both colour and text. Plus, there are six colours to choose from!

09. Horster

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American based designer Pixeden has created a wide range of free business card templates, and this Horster offering is just one of many brilliant executions. Here, you’ll find print layout and templates for your graphic design work – print ready CMYK at 300dpi.

10. Personal business card

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A different and fun approach to portraying yourself with this business card template. Packed full of colour, the icon set allows a quick and effective way in which to showcase all of your important information.

11. Vintage template design

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One for all you vintage lovers out there! This playing card business card template comes in a choice of three colours and will certainly catch the eye of any recipient. With a clean, crisp and sharp execution, you can download these templates today and print them instantly.

12. Retro template

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In vector (.ai and .eps) file format, this template is fully customisable, allowing you to change the colour, font and layout to suit your individual style. This old school design is definitely one of our favourite business card templates.

13. Photography template

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One of the best business card templates we’ve seen for spreading the word about your photography skills. The download, from Pretty Preset, includes the two different designs, both of which you can add your own images to using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

14. Colour stripped

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If you want something simple but with a splash of colour, start off with these colour stripped templates. You can choose from two different design options; going with more or less text. The size is 3.5x2in (excluding bleed area) with a resolution of 400 dpi and a PSD format.

15. Cartoon

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These are the perfect business card templates if you’re working as an illustrator. The cartoon inspired design measures in at 3.5x2in (excluding the bleed area) with a resolution of 300dpi. The gorgeous font on the card is Impact.

16. Die Cut

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We loved the style and shape of these quirky business card templates. Placing your logo in the speech bubble will instantly make it stand out and draw attention to what’s most important – your work. You’ll need a vector editing program to open this file (such as Adobe Illustrator).

17. Dezine Guide

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Here we have the sleek and sophisticated side of business card templates. The elegant colour scheme make it a must for any designer that wants to keep things simple whilst still making an impact. The download contains two PSD files of the front and back.

18. Minimal

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Some of you may want to opt with a more minimal style business card templates and this design from Karmicfix on deviantART is the perfect example. The download comes as a Adobe Photoshop layered PSD where you can choose from two patterns.



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We might live in a digital world but business cards are still very much relevant in today s professional landscape. Business cards are part of your very own professional branding and are handy self-advertising tools you can use to make genuine connections. Use them to make a lasting and tangible form of a first impression you can leave with a prospective lead, client or business partner.

Your business card speaks for you so it s important to have a memorable, attractive and professional one. Really striking and well-made cards can even get shared to other people and becomes a free form of marketing as well. With Canva s suite of expertly-designed templates, you ll be able to find a design to fit your needs and by using the Canva design editor, you can easily personalize and customize your card.

Start by uploading your own photo, graphics or logo. You can also choose from over a million professionally-shot images, graphics and illustrations. Pick the right one that says something about your business or your brand then enhance it with Canva s advanced filters tool. Make your card stand out with a background – you can choose a solid color or pick from a variety of images and textures in our design library. Then, start adding your information to your card through the text tool and select from over a hundred different fonts to suit your style and theme. Finally, you can download your complete design as a JPEG, PNG or print-ready PDF file.

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What Should Be On A Business Card For Small Businesses

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Should you put anything on the back of a business card? Is it important to list your website url?

Just because you only have a few inches of real estate to work with doesn t mean you still can t get your message across and do it in a way that doesn t require packing every possible bit of information about your business.

Your business card is often the first place prospective customers look when they re searching for contact information for your small business. Having a professional looking business card forms a first impression that can mean the difference between them picking up the phone or throwing your business card in the trash.

Here s what to include (and not include) on a business card:

1. Logo and Tagline

If you want your business card (and your business) to really get noticed, it all starts with great design and quality printing. Your brand should be immediately recognizable. That means should always include the name of your business AND your logo somewhere on your card.

And this is one area where a lot of small businesses start to really junk things up.

Take full advantage of the back side of your business card.

One of the questions I see the most frequently from small business owners is whether to list a title on their business card and, if so, what exactly to include.

There are a lot (and I mean a lot) of opinions and discussions around the topic of what job title to use on a business card when you own a small business.

Typically, job titles fall into 3 categories–no title, organizational role (ex. CEO or President), or function (ex, Director of Sales and Marketing).

  • For small businesses with only 1 or 2 employees, referring to yourself as President seems a bit blowhardy.
  • If you want people to have a clearer understanding of your day-to-day responsibilities, then something more functionally specific makes more sense (ex. Business Development Manager).
  • If you re trying to establish credibility with prospective contacts who prefer to deal directly with the owner, then go that route

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3. Contact Information

Back in the day, businesses had one (or at most two) telephone numbers. Now you ll often see business cards that include an 800 number, a direct line, a cellphone, and possibly even a home number. Totally ridiculous! Your customers shouldn t have to play a game of telephone roulette.

Why not keep it simple? Include the one or two numbers where your customers will be able to reach you. That s all, that s it!

Along with your phone number, always be sure to include your email address. Notice I said your email address and not some generic [email protected] Nothing says Please don t contact me I really don t care about you more than pointing people to an anonymous inbox.

Do you need to include a physical address?

That depends on your business. If you have an ecommerce store with no brick and mortar storefront, operate out of your home, or there s no reason customers would need to visit you, leave it off. Otherwise, it s entirely up to you. However, I have spoken with a number of folks over the years who feel a physical address helps validate the legitimacy of a business.

On the front you ll typically want to include 1) a contact name 2) email 3) phone number 4) address and 5) website –all the information prospective customers will need if they want to get in touch.

Of course I can t talk about business card content without mentioning the fax. Of all the superfluous information you could possibly include, this has to be at the top of the heap. With the ability to scan and email documents, listing a fax number generally isn t necessary (unless you know your customers are going to use it).

Let s just nip this one in the bud right now. Including a QR code on your business card isn t going to make you look hip or cool.

The fact of the matter is most people aren t actually going to do anything with your business card until they get in front of a computer or tablet. At that point, it s going to take just as much time for them to pull out their phone, waste time scanning a QR code, connect to the web, and check it out as it would for them to just type in your url.

5. Links to Social Media Profiles

If your small business is on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+, it doesn t take long before you wind up with a proliferation of social media profiles on your business card. Instead of giving people different ways to connect, you end up overwhelming them with a sea of social media icons and links.

Focus on the 1-2 primary social media channels your customers actually use and leave all of the other links for your website.

6. Services (Sparingly)

If you have the room including a short list of services can definitely help reinforce your offerings with current and prospective customers.

Notice I said short. Trying to list everything under the sun will only junk things up. I know when I get business cards that have a massive laundry list of services my eyes usually just glaze over.

7. Multiple Websites (Never!)

If you have a business website, an ecommerce site, a blog, and three social media profiles you re much better off pointing prospective customers to one url where they can then access all of your other information. In other words, don t junk it up.

Business Card Best Practices

Don t be afraid to use both sides of your business card. Doing so gives you more space so you allow your content to breath and also make it easier to digest for current and prospective customers. For starters, add your small business logo and tagline to the back side of your card. Then use the front side for your name and title, physical address (if you have a brick-and-mortar storefront), your phone number (one is almost always enough), and your email address and website.

From there, you can look at ready-made business card designs or design your own.

Have additional questions about what to include on a business card for your small business? Leave a comment below or send them to me directly.

As a disclaimer, I use affiliate links for some of the products listed. They are all products I absolutely love and trust and would recommend regardless of whether they have an affiliate program.



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In so many applications, some form of glue or adhesive is used to hold a magnet in place. With so many questions about glue, we thought we d share some of the things we ve learned over the years of gluing neodymium magnets.

Make Sure the Surfaces are Clean

While we re by no means a bunch of adhesive experts like the folks at 3M or Loctite, we ve glued our fair share of magnets in various assemblies, projects, products and test rigs. For specific details, be sure to read the instructions on the exact adhesive you re using. We ve found that they all seem to start with something along the lines of, Clean the surface before applying the glue.

That can t be stressed enough. The surfaces must be clean. It s amazing how a little bit of greasy fingerprints can reduce the strength and repeatability of a glue bond. You can use isopropyl alcohol with a swab or cloth. There are some products sold as adhesive primers, usually made of alcohol or acetone. They are another way of making sure the surface is clean.

Scratch the Surface

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Many adhesives have specific instructions for surface preparation of steel or aluminum. While they never seem to have specific recommendations for nickel-plated neodymium magnets, we ve followed their recommendations for metals. For example, check out the top of page 4 of this spec for 3M s DP-100 Epoxy Adhesive. For bonding to steel, it says:

  1. Wipe free of dust with oil-free solvent such as acetone or isopropyl alcohol.
  2. Sandblast or abrade using clean fine grit abrasives

All epoxies and many other adhesives call for roughening of an especially smooth surface. Use a light grit sandpaper to lightly sand a little bit of the nickel plated surface prior to gluing. After sanding, be sure to clean the dust off the magnet first! For some sizes, you can even just scratch the surface a little with a sharp nail, which works almost as well.

What Glue Should I Use?

There are a number that usually work quite well. Here s a list of a few of the basics you might choose from:

  • Two-Part Epoxy (often sold as 5-minute epoxy in stores) Most epoxies work well, but pay attention to the cure-times.
  • Cyanoacrylate (super glue or crazy glue)
  • Urethane adhesives (sold as Gorilla Glue)
  • JB Weld see updates below
  • Liquid Nails
  • Mod Podge
  • Silicone adhesives

In a majority of applications we see, epoxy works best. It s generally good at bonding with both the nickel plating of our magnets and many other surfaces.

What Not to Use!

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Do not use a hot glue gun on neodymium magnets. While this adhesive works really well on so many surfaces, the high temperatures can demagnetize your magnets. Even the so-called low temperature hot melts are well above the Maximum Operating Temperatures of most neodymium magnets. Don t do it!

Gluing Plastics

Trying to adhere magnets to plastics is a sticky issue that quickly gets complicated. Again, we re not adhesive experts, so consider contacting technical support at an adhesive company for your specific needs.

Some plastics are easier than others to glue to. Plastics like ABS (used in many consumer products) and PVC (the white plumbing pipes) work well with many different adhesives. Other plastics like Polypropylene (milk jugs) or Polyethylene (plastic shopping bags) are practically impossible to get a strong bond with. For some, you will have to resort to a mechanical bond.

Other Adhesive Ideas

For smaller magnets, double-sided adhesive tape can be a good fit. Such tapes are generally not strong enough for the really big, powerful magnets. Such options might include 3M s VHB Tape, or our own Adhesive Dots, which are pre-cut for a number of disc sizes.

Updates!

Glue and magnets is such a hot topic, we ve received a number of great suggestions from our customers. Thanks to all who have shared their experiences!

One of our customers wrote in about good results with a high peel strength Double/Bubble Orange epoxy adhesive. They have a neat package that s a one-time-use envelope.

Another reported good success holding cylindrical and ring magnets into holes in an anodized aluminum part using Loctite 609 (acrylic adhesive) and Loctite 638 (urethane methacrylate). When used with Loctite 7649 primer (an acetone cleaner), they didn t find it necessary to roughen either surface.

A number of folks wrote in to warn about using JB Weld adhesive with powerful neodymium magnets. JB Weld is a popular epoxy adhesive with steel filler material. Apparently, the flakes of metal help to draw the material all around the entire magnet while the glue is still wet, making an awful mess. While there might be a few applications where this phenomenon is a feature, be cautious for general use. Thanks to everyone who wrote in! Also note that, if controlled, some folks also reported great bond strength using JB Weld.

For gluing to plastics, a customer strongly recommend checking out Loctite Plastic Bonder Epoxy. It s an epoxy formula with acrylic in it. They reported great results with Polycarbonate (PC), without having to roughen either surface! Loctite says it works well with, ABS, PVC, Acrylic, Nylon, Polycarbonate and Mylar.

Avoid gluing magnets to plastics with 3M thin transfer tape. This is due to the surface flatness of the magnet vs the plastic can cause areas of poor contact so the adhesive doesn t wet out.

Don t let the freshly assembled product cure near steel products or other assemblies that might pull the magnet away while the adhesive dries. Instead, try arranging magnets so that they pull towards a steel plate so that it holds the magnet in position!

3M foam tape with Low Surface Energy (LSE) adhesive on both sides works will with magnets and ABS plastic. The foam gives enough to wet out both surfaces.



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  • What Should Be On A Business Card For Small Businesses

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    Should you put anything on the back of a business card? Is it important to list your website url?

    Just because you only have a few inches of real estate to work with doesn t mean you still can t get your message across and do it in a way that doesn t require packing every possible bit of information about your business.

    Your business card is often the first place prospective customers look when they re searching for contact information for your small business. Having a professional looking business card forms a first impression that can mean the difference between them picking up the phone or throwing your business card in the trash.

    Here s what to include (and not include) on a business card:

    1. Logo and Tagline

    If you want your business card (and your business) to really get noticed, it all starts with great design and quality printing. Your brand should be immediately recognizable. That means should always include the name of your business AND your logo somewhere on your card.

    And this is one area where a lot of small businesses start to really junk things up.

    Take full advantage of the back side of your business card.

    One of the questions I see the most frequently from small business owners is whether to list a title on their business card and, if so, what exactly to include.

    There are a lot (and I mean a lot) of opinions and discussions around the topic of what job title to use on a business card when you own a small business.

    Typically, job titles fall into 3 categories–no title, organizational role (ex. CEO or President), or function (ex, Director of Sales and Marketing).

    • For small businesses with only 1 or 2 employees, referring to yourself as President seems a bit blowhardy.
    • If you want people to have a clearer understanding of your day-to-day responsibilities, then something more functionally specific makes more sense (ex. Business Development Manager).
    • If you re trying to establish credibility with prospective contacts who prefer to deal directly with the owner, then go that route

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    3. Contact Information

    Back in the day, businesses had one (or at most two) telephone numbers. Now you ll often see business cards that include an 800 number, a direct line, a cellphone, and possibly even a home number. Totally ridiculous! Your customers shouldn t have to play a game of telephone roulette.

    Why not keep it simple? Include the one or two numbers where your customers will be able to reach you. That s all, that s it!

    Along with your phone number, always be sure to include your email address. Notice I said your email address and not some generic [email protected] Nothing says Please don t contact me I really don t care about you more than pointing people to an anonymous inbox.

    Do you need to include a physical address?

    That depends on your business. If you have an ecommerce store with no brick and mortar storefront, operate out of your home, or there s no reason customers would need to visit you, leave it off. Otherwise, it s entirely up to you. However, I have spoken with a number of folks over the years who feel a physical address helps validate the legitimacy of a business.

    On the front you ll typically want to include 1) a contact name 2) email 3) phone number 4) address and 5) website –all the information prospective customers will need if they want to get in touch.

    Of course I can t talk about business card content without mentioning the fax. Of all the superfluous information you could possibly include, this has to be at the top of the heap. With the ability to scan and email documents, listing a fax number generally isn t necessary (unless you know your customers are going to use it).

    Let s just nip this one in the bud right now. Including a QR code on your business card isn t going to make you look hip or cool.

    The fact of the matter is most people aren t actually going to do anything with your business card until they get in front of a computer or tablet. At that point, it s going to take just as much time for them to pull out their phone, waste time scanning a QR code, connect to the web, and check it out as it would for them to just type in your url.

    5. Links to Social Media Profiles

    If your small business is on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+, it doesn t take long before you wind up with a proliferation of social media profiles on your business card. Instead of giving people different ways to connect, you end up overwhelming them with a sea of social media icons and links.

    Focus on the 1-2 primary social media channels your customers actually use and leave all of the other links for your website.

    6. Services (Sparingly)

    If you have the room including a short list of services can definitely help reinforce your offerings with current and prospective customers.

    Notice I said short. Trying to list everything under the sun will only junk things up. I know when I get business cards that have a massive laundry list of services my eyes usually just glaze over.

    7. Multiple Websites (Never!)

    If you have a business website, an ecommerce site, a blog, and three social media profiles you re much better off pointing prospective customers to one url where they can then access all of your other information. In other words, don t junk it up.

    Business Card Best Practices

    Don t be afraid to use both sides of your business card. Doing so gives you more space so you allow your content to breath and also make it easier to digest for current and prospective customers. For starters, add your small business logo and tagline to the back side of your card. Then use the front side for your name and title, physical address (if you have a brick-and-mortar storefront), your phone number (one is almost always enough), and your email address and website.

    From there, you can look at ready-made business card designs or design your own.

    Have additional questions about what to include on a business card for your small business? Leave a comment below or send them to me directly.

    As a disclaimer, I use affiliate links for some of the products listed. They are all products I absolutely love and trust and would recommend regardless of whether they have an affiliate program.



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