With the New Year upon us, businesses will be looking to reinvent themselves with their New Year resolutions. One way for businesses to take advantage of these New Year goals is to switch to metal business cards. Providing prospects and customers with metal business cards is a great way to ensure you retain the customers you currently have while also offering an incentive to new customers. Pure Metal Cards can help ensure you make an impact.
Most people don’t think too much about a business card when they receive one. You see people stuff them in their pocket or handbag after receiving one. However, your business cards do make a definitive statement in that second or so, they are first viewed. Despite the old saying, we do judge a book by its cover, and this is why it is essential to get your business card printed correctly. As Inc. magazine suggests, its time to differentiate yourself.
Metal business cards signify luxury and the experience of actually holding one in your hand is pretty cool too. The cool touch and weight of the card itself actually make the card feel quite substantial. Many also hanker after the ‘clank effect’ of throwing one down at dinner produces an audible sound. Here is a look at some important issues and a guide to help you make the move to metal business cards that really stand out.
A metal card costs are considerably more than a paper business card or a plastic business card. We work on the principle that metal cards make an impact no other business card can. The cost of your order should easily repay you from the new business your metal business cards generate. Whether at a networking event, conference or a chance meeting, a well-designed business card remains the best way to share information about yourself or your organization.
“I just received the metal cards; the work was impressive, congratulations! Right now I’m creating a new design for my next metal business cards. The quality of the cards: AAA+++.” Fernando De La Peña – CEO, Aexa – Houston TX, USA.
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Shape – The Laws of Rectangle?
While there are standard business card sizes in each country, why follow the masses? For example, if you have a coffee shop, why not use a cup shape as a design template or a plant pot for a gardening center? Your goal is to be remembered so be distinctive with the shape of your card and make your mark.
Remember, business cards are not used in the way they once were. They used to be an important way to store details. Now, everything is online and keeping that in mind, you can see how important it is to make an impact when you hand over your business card. It is not even important if someone keeps your card anymore. They are less likely to keep it if they are not interested in it. If you have their card, you can instantly send them an email from your smartphone or via social media apps so you know they have your contact details.
The standard sizes are usually:
- US & Canada business card sizing 3.5” x 2.0” (89.0mm x 51.0mm)
- Credit card sizing 3.37” x 2.13” (85.6mm x 54.0mm)
There is no one standard for the business card dimensions. There are generic national business card dimensions though.
Your metal business cards need to be in sync with all of your other printed and online collateral and materials. That does not mean they all need to look exactly alike. However, they do need a common thread and branding. Spending the time to get your initial designs right, is well worth it. A good online printing company will have templates to handle this if you do not have a full branding kit of your own.
Simple and Thought-Provoking
A business card needs to be simple and yet push the right buttons instantly. They are a miniaturization of your whole business message in an instant. Interesting job titles and intelligent logo bi-lines will get attention. You only have a few seconds to impress or intrigue the mind of your potential client. Creative typography and terminology are the skills of a very qualified copywriter, and so you might want to consider professional help. If you ever doubted how important words are, look at a blank piece of paper. Creative and high-quality business cards make a real statement about you and your business. Invest the time to do it right.
As a guide to which card thickness to choose, 0.3mm is great as a metal business card, while 0.8mm is credit card thickness and our most popular member card thickness. For business cards, please remember that carrying around a lot of thicker cards can be quite heavy!
Card thickness – weights
0.3mm – 10.9 gr / 0.38 oz
0.4mm – 13.8 gr / 0.49 oz
0.5mm – 17.2 gr / 0.61 oz
0.6mm – 21.2 gr / 0.75 oz
0.8mm – 26.1 gr / 0.92 oz
1.2mm – 46.8 gr / 1.65 oz
Spoilt For Choice
Many of our clients love our standard card finishes in stainless steel, matt black stainless steel, brass or copper, but we offer a wide variety of specialty finishes including:-
- Matt black pixel
- Matt black velvet
We offer 21 stainless steel card finishes, 8 brass (gold) finishes, and 7 copper finishes. We can also combine two finishes on one card to make your designs even more unique.
Help Starting Out
To help you start out we offer a metal cards sampler pack that includes a selection of all our metals, card thickness, and card finishes. The sample pack* costs US$14.99 to cover postage and admin. We only send our own card designs, not customer cards as samples. If you are trying to imagine what our products are like and feel like when you actually get your hands on them, now, you don’t have to. We can deliver a variety of samples right to your door. Find out more today.
If people are having trouble remembering your name, it won’t be much different if they can remember your company’s name. Business cards create a strong brand identity and speak volumes about who you are, what you offer, and how serious you are about marketing yourself and business. More tips on business cards can be found here.
Why Pure Metal Cards is the best place to buy.
Satisfaction Guaranteed – We want you to be completely amazed by your purchase. We replace cards if they do not meet your satisfaction.
Speed – Pure Metal Cards offers the fastest turnaround time in the market today for custom-made metal business cards. Cards typically take 7-9 business days to produce and 1-2 days to ship to you.
Pricing – We lead the industry by offering simple, all-inclusive pricing. The price quoted on our website is the price you pay.
Range of Card Finishes – We offer the widest range of metals and card finishes available anywhere. For example, we have 12 different finishes for our matt black metal cards.
Free Delivery – We offer free delivery on everything. And once your order ships, we’ll email a tracking number so you can follow your order.
Switch to Pure Metal Cards Today
With over 2 million metal cards shipped to over 70 countries around the world to date, we lead the industry in card innovation and options to make your name or brand stand out from the rest. Pure Metal Cards can help you develop your existing business card or membership card to become an unforgettable metal card your clients or members will enjoy receiving.
New Year, New Goals! Let’s crush your 2020 goals by upgrading you to metal business cards. Pure Metal Cards, we have the resources required to help launch and improve your customer retention programs. While Forbes may think the business card is less relevant in the digital age, our customers disagree, repeatedly. We are excited to help you create custom metal business card designs that will help your business stand out in the crowd. Taking advantage of this amazing tool is as easy as clicking the link below.
* We do redesign and change our sample cards from time to time so not all card designs shown on our website may be included in your sampler pack. We differentiate ourselves by only providing our own designs, not sending our your card to prospective customers.