What Is the Standard Size for Business Cards?
Published July 9, 2020
One way you can make yourself more professional is by having your own business card. Business cards can come in handy when you’re in a rush to give out contact information. They are an extremely convenient way to branch out your network.
Picking the right size and design for your business card should also be important to you. Here’s a quick guide on the standard business sizes.
What are the standard sizes for business cards?
The answer can differ between countries. In the US, the standard size for a business card is 3.5 inches by 2 inches (88.9mm x 50.8 mm). However, there are other types and sizes you should also consider:
- Square Business Cards – 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches (63.5mm x 63.5mm)
- Foldover Business Cards – 3.25 inches by 4 inches (82.5mm x 101.6 mm)
- Mini Business Cards – 1 inch by 3.5 inches (25.4mm x 88.9mm)
- ISO 7810 ID-1 – 3.37 inches by 2.125 inches (85.6mm x 53.98mm)
- ISO 216 – A8 sized – 2.913 inches by 2.047 inches (74mm x 52mm)
It’s standard practice to include a bleed (extra space) of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch on your card’s edges. The bleed is the part that gets trimmed off after the printing.
What does that convert to in pixels?
You can get the measurement in pixels by simply multiplying the PPI (pixels per inch) value by the inches.
Example: 3.5 inches x 300 DPI = 1050 pixels
I’d recommend a minimum of 300 PPI because anything under that might come out blurry and hard to read.
- US Standard Business Cards – 1050 x 600 pixels at 300 PPI
- Square Business Cards – 750 x 750 pixels at 300 PPI
- Foldover Business Cards – 975 x 1200 pixels at 300 PPI
- Mini Business Cards – 300 x 900 pixels at 300 PPI
- ISO 7810 ID-1 – 1011 x 637.5 pixels at 300 PPI
- ISO 216 – A8 sized – 873.9 x 614.1 pixels at 300 PPI
About The Author
Terrence Tan Ting is an industrial engineer by profession but a full time writer by passion. He loves to write about a wide range of topics from many different industries thanks to his undying curiosity.