Mini Business Cards
Saying that the best things in life come in small packages might sound outworn, but these mini business cards prove that sometimes less is more, and the best way to attract attention is not to go big, but to go small.
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Also referred to as half-size business cards, skinny business cards or micro cards, Mini Business Cards are the new kids on the block. For a gauge on the size of these miniature creations, micro cards are small enough to be used as tags for craft projects, with general dimensions of 3" x 1.25" and 3.5" x 1.5".
Mini business cards are often printed on a card stock that is more heavy duty than standard-style business cards - and some are fortified with an extra layer of coating to give them additional aesthetic charm and durability.
Eye-catching and refreshingly different, the mini business card is fast-becoming the impression-maker of tomorrow, and for individuals or businesses looking to make their mark, designing, printing and distributing your micro offerings early could put you right where you want to be: in poll position.
Quickfire Mini Business Card Design Tips:
As you won’t able to fit as much information as you can on a standard business card, you should keep your design as simple as possible, displaying only the most essential of information.
If you do have information you need to share with your prospects but you don’t have the space to fit it on the front of your card, you add it to the back in a visually pleasing format.
You will want to make your contact information visible and easy to digest, so make sure the font size you use is no smaller than 6pt.
Use a relatively bright color for either the background of your card or for the main font, as this will really make your micro card pop.
Extend any element in your design file by a 1/8 inch beyond the trim edge of the card that looks like it might 'bleed'. The excess visuals will be cropped when the card is cut to its final size, ensuring your design is centerd, professional and visually pleasing.
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Can I design my Mini cards online?
Yes, absolutely! We offer two sizes on our free Online Creator:
- 3.5" x 1.5"
- 3.5" x 1.25"
From the main Online Creator page, click on the New tab, select Blank Templates > Business Cards and then scroll down to see the two sizes. Once you've chosen your size, click on Apply and start designing!
What stocks are Mini Business Cards available in?
We can produce Mini Business Cards on any stock! For best results, we recommend printing on thicker stocks as it will be more durable and easier to handle.
For ultimate design flexibility, choose our Silk Matte stock, available in 16pt, 20pt and 24pt. If you're looking for something different, maybe a more natural look and feel, choose our 18pt Kraft or our 20pt Bright White Cotton!
If there is a stock you're interested in that is not available as a standard option from our Pricing calculator, please Request a Quote and a member of our Estimations team will provide you with a quote.
What standard sizes do you offer for Mini Business Cards?
The standard Mini Business Cards we offer are:
- 3.5" x 1.5"
- 3.5" x 1.25"
We can produce smaller sizes through our die cut service and via a custom order. If you are interested in this option, please Request a Quote and a member of our Print Estimations team will provide you with a quote. Please ensure to provide the exact size you want, as well at the stock and coating. You may also upload your print-ready files for our reference.
If you are looking for a size that is in between the ones we have available, you may place the order for the larger size. For example, if you are interested in 3" x 1.5" business cards - choose 3.5" x 1.5" from the Pricing calculator and make sure to upload print-ready files for the finished size you need (3" x 1.5"). Also, please ensure to include a comment in the File Upload stage regarding the required finished size.
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Select Business Card Template:
Select File Format:
- Bleed Area
- Trim Area
- Safe Area
Bleed Area refers to images that extend to the very edges of a design. To prevent an unwanted white border from showing at the edge of your design, or for the design to appear slightly off-center, be sure to extend any background colors or design elements all the way to the edge of bleed (.125” past the trim on all four sides).
Trim Area refers to the amount of the image that will appear on your finished product. These areas will also be marked with ‘cut lines’ on your proof and are where we aim to cut your card.
Safety Area in most cases refers to 1/8 of an inch inside of the Trim Area. For thicker papers 20pt and up or wooden papers the Safety Area increases ¼ of an inch inside the Trim Area. we strongly recommend you keep important aspects of your design such as text and logos well inside of the Safety Area, otherwise, they may be cut off.