Customised business cards printing

The business cards that you give reflect your image and your professionalism. As such, they deserve to be customised and carefully printed, because their role in your communication is essential.
To introduce yourself and be remembered, we offer various formats, styles, types of paper and premium finish for your business cards.

With 250 years of experience, Nevoprint, a trademark of PCL Presses Centrales SA, possesses a unique expertise. To guarantee their quality, all of our business cards are printed in Switzerland, in Renens (Canton of Vaud, near Lausanne), with a range of cutting-edge and high-tech machines.

How to choose the right format and orientation

A business card definitely leaves an impression, better be a good one! For your business card to reflect your company and to be a differentiation tool, various formats are available.

Rectangular business cards (dimensions 85 x 55 mm): Conventional, they are the size of a credit card and therefore can easily be slipped into any wallet.
In Switzerland (as in Europe), it is the standard format for a business card. Corners are sharp and straight, these cards reflect of your seriousness, and therefore are ideal for more “conventional” professions.

Square business cards (dimensions 65 x 65 mm) : They are perfect to stand out and to bring a modern aesthetics that will be noticed. They are very popular among businesspeople who want to spotlight a logo or an artistic touch.

Business cards with rounded corners: Slightly standing aside more conventional cuts, these cards bring an additional touch of uniqueness to your introduction. Whether rectangular or square, business cards with rounded corners leave an impression of creativity and confidence.

Choosing a vertical or horizontal orientation

Horizontal orientation

Just as the format, the orientation of your business card plays a major role in the image that you want to convey.

A horizontal orientation is very conventional and underlines a welcomed simplicity.

Vertical orientation

A vertical orientation shakes up the traditional codes of business cards. It is often chosen by less conventional profiles, who want to stand out. As your potential clients are generally little used to this layout, you will easily separate yourself from the crowd!

How to choose a style and quality of paper

Your business cards are not just a summary of your contact information. Quite the opposite! They can represent you and highlight your reliability.
For your business cards, you must choose between two very different types of paper and paper weights.

This choice must be made in accordance with your budget, of course, but also with your visual identity, your communication strategy and your values. All the measures that have an influence on your reputation, your development and the longevity of your image, define your branding.

Knowing the main characteristics of our paper, to make the right choice

Business card in mat coated paper: This paper stands for simplicity and elegance. It highlights bright colours and helps the readability of texts and images. Its forte? It does not show fingerprints, which is a great advantage, as business cards are often given hand to hand.

Business card in natural offset paper: This natural paper has a slightly grained natural surface, similar as the one used for stationery paper, but in a much thicker quality. It is very popular recently, as it is elegant and offers a very good readability.

Business card in recycled paper: This eco-friendly paper allows to reconcile quality and eco-responsibility. Indeed, the CO2 emissions from their production cycle are significantly inferior to those of place mats made of non-recycled paper.

A business card in recycled paper can therefore spotlight and showcase your ecological approach. It has a slightly textured rendering, ideal for lighter tones. Our recycled papers are white, the visual result is then exactly similar to a conventional natural paper.

How to choose the paper weight best suited for your image and your target

The heavier the paper weight of your business card, the more memorable is the impression you leave when you give your business cards.

To meet your requirements, we offer two different paper weights for your business cards:

  1. 1. Conventional paper weight 300 g/m²: Available for all types of paper (coated and recycled), this paper weight guarantees the robustness of your business cards.

  2. 2. High-end paper weight 400 g/m²: Available only for coated papers, it brings a premium look.

Premium finish: A detail to set you apart

As reflections of your qualities and values, your business cards need to be remarkable.

Choosing a premium finish to magnify your cards can therefore be pertinent.

Recto glossy lamination

Recto & verso glossy lamination

Lamination and selective varnish, recto

Lamination and selective varnish, recto & verso

Laminating your business card

This option is available for all types of paper, on either or both sides. However, to be consistent with the environmental approach, it is not available for recycled papers.

Once laminated, i.e. Once a thin plastic layer has been applied, your business card becomes more resistant. This option is very often selected for leaflets, brochures, flyers, postcards, posters, etc.

We offer 3 types of lamination:

  • Glossy lamination to strengthen the colours and bring more luminosity to your business cards.

  • Mat lamination for a sleek and elegant communication.

  • Soft Touch lamination or « peach skin effect », to make your business cards extra-soft and velvety to the touch, while avoiding any risks of scratches, stains or fingerprints.

Adding a selective varnish to your business card

This premium option is available for all cards with a mat or soft touch lamination. A selective varnish is generally applied on the back side of your business card. Contrary to the lamination, which is applied on the whole surface of the business card, a selective and ultra-glossy varnish is only applied to selected elements of your business card to slightly emboss them (logo, brand, pictures, etc.).

Once varnished, these elements shine brighter and yours printed business cards display an extraordinary mat-glossy contrast which highlights your logo for example.

What are the necessary data to display on a business card?

  • Company logo and slogan

  • Company name

  • Your name

  • Job title or function

  • Your contact details (postal address, email address, phone number)

  • Company website

  • Social media handles

What are the printing instructions for business cards?

When you seek the services of our printing company to design your business cards, please send us a PDF file. This file must be carefully prepared to make sure your business cards are printed and cut in the right format.

Indeed, to receive your business cards just the way you imagined them, it is important to follow a few practical recommendations regarding the printing process. Three points are especially worth noting, for us to be able to print and cut your cards in the right format.

Cutting marks:

They give precise indications on where to cut your document.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to have rounded corners on business cards with all types of paper?

Yes, it is possible with all types of paper and all the surface treatments. However, we have observed that this trend is now slightly out-of-date and rarely demanded in the current trend. For this reason, our website does not allow to customise cards with rounded corners. However, if you really want this option, we can submit a bid, so please contact us!

Is there a minimum order for business cards?

There is no minimum order, however, please note that printing one business cards will cost you as much as printing 100! For this reason, we recommend that you order a minimum of 50 cards to remain cost-effective.

What are the delivery times for business cards?

An order placed before 11 am can be delivered the same day (in the region of Lausanne).

For any order placed after 12:00, Nevoprint can deliver the next day or after 3 days, depending on the quantity you ordered and on the delivery method you chose: express or standard.

Is it possible to get help for the layout?