Different Types Of Business Cards For Different Types Of Business

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					?Some people may not realize it but there are different kinds of business cards that are
used for different kinds of purposes. Each type of business card can be can be suited
for a particular kind of person or profession. Also, each can have a certain standard
look or design that maximizes its potential. Knowing each type of business card can
help you in your business card printing strategy. This determines the design of your
custom business cards and ensures their full effect when you give them.

Below are several common types of business cards that business card printing
companies produce for people. Try and determine which type matches you and your
goals.

The trade business card

People from a particular trade or industry have their own on kind of business card. For
example if you are a plastic manufacturer, your trade business card will usually be
given to your suppliers, competitors, resellers and investors. These kinds of business
cards embody the particular trade of their owner. Their design should be related or
have symbolisms to the trade. If you are into plastics you may have a plastic business
card. If you are a baker why not print full color business cards shaped like bread?
Basically, trade business cards should give the image of a particular trade so that you
can easily be remembered as a part of that industry.

Corporate business cards

Business cards in the corporate world are of cure a whole other type altogether. They
differ from trade business cards since the focus of a corporate business card is the
company and not the whole trade itself. Because of this, the logo of the company has
a prominent place in the design of these business cards. Usually they have a serious
and simple design perfect for the more formal minded corporate culture. Companies
may even issue a uniform design for their employees to use especially if they will be
representatives. Corporate business cards are usually given to important business
contacts and potential employees.

Personal business cards

A lot of people have personal custom business cards. This is the most common type.
Their design does not focus on a particular trade or company. The focus here is the
profession and personality of the business card owner itself. Because of this personal
business cards usually have the most beautiful, interesting and varying designs. When
you do print your custom business cards you can give them to almost anyone
including your family and friends.

Marketing business cards
A marketing business card is a type unto itself because it can change certain
conventions of a typical business card. Besides selling "the person" that owns the
business card, a marketing business card can advertise a certain product, service or
event. For example, your marketing business card for your product will have your
name, as well as the phrase "supplier of the best computer in the state, the PC4000."
Different marketing cards should have different gimmicks and designs like this.

Those are the most common business card types. Have you seen the right type of
business card for you? Choose the right type for yourself and you will be making
contacts, new relationships and business opportunities in no time.


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