Same-Day Standard Business Card Printing That Guarantees Quality & Quantity

Standard business card printing is essential to any company, whether it’s a startup or an established institution. Every card you hand out determines the impression both new and old clients will make about your brand. That’s why we offer fast, same-day printing that doesn’t compromise the product’s quality. No feature is missed, so you can reap the rewards of a well-made business card layout the next time you hand them out.

Strike Strong With Perfectly-Sized Custom Business Cards

By default, your order will measure 2” x 3.5”, the standard size for US business cards. Its compact size has several benefits:

  • Slightly smaller than a credit card
  • Fits inside a wallet and doesn’t take up a lot of space

Keep in mind that your business card design should also have the following sections included to prevent any printing errors:

Business Cards Print Guidelines

  • Bleed area: covers the ends or edges of the entire design. Make sure the background of your business card covers this area.
  • Safety line: marks the exact point for the printer to cut the business card. Make sure all the important information is within the safety line.
  • Trim line: the line where the card will be trimmed. This gives allowance between the safety line and bleed area.

Don't have time to account for these business card measurements? Our layout templates include these specifications. Download your preferred standard business card dimensions to get a head start on your design.

Dependable & Durable Materials

Choose from three thick, durable cardstock choices that look and feel professional.

14 pt. cardstock

14 pt. Cardstock

  • The standard choice for most business cards
  • A durable cardstock that lasts

16 pt. cardstock

16 pt. Cardstock

  • A little thicker and heavier than the 14 pt. cardstock
  • Extra heft provides a professional look and feel

17 pt. cardstock

17 pt. Cardstock

  • Slightly thicker than the 16 pt. cardstock
  • Comes with an uncoated surface on both sides that is writable
  • Provides an elegant look and feel

Make Every Detail Count With the Right Finish

Each protective coating highlights the most important parts of your business card design. Choose a finish that boosts the impression your company needs to make.


  • Colors instantly pop as the entire design shines
  • Bring attention to your branding by coating both sides of a 14 pt. or 16 pt. Cardstock

High Gloss UV
  • Gives your brand that extra shine
  • Calls attention as soon as it lands on your client’s hands
  • Coat the front of a 14 pt. Cardstock for that distinct finish or both sides to sustain the customer’s attention

  • An elegant touch on both sides
  • Ideal for luxury brands or designs
  • Available in the standard 14 pt. Cardstock and in the more substantial 16 pt. Cardstock

  • Provides a writable surface for cards that will be attached to important documents
  • Applied on one or both sides, depending on the space allotted for writing

You can also opt for smooth, rounded corners – play with the overall aesthetic and get them on alternating sides or on all of them. We can assure all-around quality in our standard business card printing however you decide to customize your business cards.

Additional Resources for Business Card Printing

Have a look at these articles to help you get started on your custom business card design.

Custom Business Cards FAQs

How fast can I get my business cards?
We can get your custom business cards ready for shipping or pickup today (if order was confirmed by 10am) or on the next business day.

To find out when you will receive the business cards, select the “Get Delivery Estimate” link and input your ZIP code.

Which materials are recommended for double-sided printing?
All our cardstock options are thick enough for printing on both sides. If you want a more premium, upscale feel for the entire card, we recommend the 16 pt. Cardstock or the 17 pt. Cardstock.

What is the size of a standard business card?
The standard US business card size is 2” x 3.5”. This is the same size as credit cards and can fit nicely in your wallet or pocket. If you are doing business outside the US, the standard business card dimensions are slightly different.

How do I design my business cards?
You can create your artwork in any design software and upload it to our website. We have free downloadable design templates for all size options to help ensure accurate dimensions. Alternatively, we have a beginner-friendly online tool with several customization features to help you create a business card design from scratch – just click the “Create Design Online” button to get started.

You may request for a free proof so you can review the final design before we proceed with printing.

Need someone to create a professional business card design for you? Call one of our Design Service Representatives at 844-340-9962 to learn more.

What size should a business card image be?
Whether it’s a professional headshot or your business logo, the image you should use must be at least 300 dpi. Lower image resolutions will appear pixelated on the printed product. When planning your business card layout, make sure that the image and text are within the safety zones, to ensure these are not cut off after printing.

What format is best for printing business cards?
We recommend uploading your artwork in PDF or TIFF, so all fonts will display correctly. You can also create your business card design in any of the following formats: AI, EPS, .CDR, JPG or JPEG, PSD, INDD, and PUB.


Cyrelle 5 months ago
Hi There! Our high gloss cardstock may not be the best material we recommend for writing especially for a ballpoint pen. Though using a permanent marker may work with sufficient drying time.
Skye 6 months ago
Hi! Thank you for your question! Currently, we print identical designs on each set of cards for standard orders. Since you want a unique QR code on each of the cards, We would be happy to check if we can customize the order or provide you with alternative options available to meet your printing needs! Please provide us with the full specifications of your potential order so we can get you a quote. You can submit a custom quote request here: https://module.nextdayflyers.com/secure/custom-printing-quote
Skye 8 months ago
Hi Anon, Thank you for contacting Next Day Flyers. I see that you are interested in ordering some business cards. Unfortunately shipping them together won't be possible. As this will be printed separately. We print every design separately. I would suggest creating an account with FedEx or UPS so that we won't be the one to charge you for shipping instead the courier will be billing you directly and would be a lot cheaper. Thanks
Cyrelle 11 months ago
Hi James, We require print-ready files. You may request for FREE proof so that you get to check on the file before we start printing.
Skye 2 years ago
Hi! Thank you for your question! Yes, that is correct. The business cards would need to be ordered separately. If you are to order 100 sets of business cards with different names on them, we can check with our product consultants if we can do variable data printing for the job. If the options you need can't be configured online, you can contact our customer service team for assistance, or you can submit a custom quote request here: https://module.nextdayflyers.com/secure/custom-printing-quote
Skye 2 years ago
Hi! Thank you for question! Yes, that is correct. The business cards would need to be ordered separately and the shipping cost will also be calculated per item. The shipping cost is normally calculated based on the weight of the item, the distance of the shipping location, and the shipping method. You need to add the specifications of the first item on your cart then click on continue shopping for you to add the second item before proceeding to check out. You can select the specifications you need here: https://www.nextdayflyers.com/business-card-printing/standard-business-cards
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