Why You Should Still Print Business Cards

September 21, 2021

It might be tempting in an increasingly paperless world to ditch your business cards, but there are several reasons why you shouldn’t. Though you might do almost everything through your phone these days, including scheduling rides, ordering food or paying for merchandise, there’s still something to be said for having a tangible product that contains all of your contact information.

You’ll want your business card to look nice, so enlisting the help of a professional printing service would be a good investment. Once you find a company that prints business cards, you’ll be well on your way to making an impression on potential clients.

Here are some reasons why you should still carry a business card.


A business card is a tangible object that has all of your contact information, including name, email, phone and business address. While you could theoretically swap contact details with someone else using a phone and/or email, that’s a bit clunkier than a business card and much more impersonal.

If both you and the other person have a business card, getting each other’s contact details is as simple as a quick card swap.

A first impression

Upon meeting a potential client or business contact, you obviously want to leave a lasting and positive first impression. Having a memorable business card is one way to do that. While you could employ a traditional, white, rectangular business card, thinking outside the box might suit you better.

With the help of a professional printing service that prints business cards, you could design a uniquely-shaped and vibrantly-colored business card to ensure you make a splash with any business contacts you meet.

An effective marketing tool

In business, a familiar refrain seems to be, “Believe in yourself; invest in yourself; and bet on yourself.” That’s an admirable attitude to have, and there’s undoubtedly some validity to it, but part of that is marketing yourself. If you picture yourself as a one-person company, you’ll be able to understand how important the marketing department is to both your business and your own professional success.

A business card is an easy, convenient, tangible and cost-effective way to help market yourself and/or your company. It can be particularly effective if your business card is one-of-a-kind and causes recipients to show other people they may know.

Cost effective

In addition to all of the above reasons, business cards are immensely cost effective. While you can’t put a price on a good first impression or an effective marketing tool, you can put a price on printing business cards.

Professional printing services can charge as little as $30 for 1,000 custom-made business cards. If you’d like to further customize your business card (e.g., by using unique shapes or using three or more colors), that will obviously cost more; nonetheless, three cents per card is a terrific starting price point.

Call to discuss designing your business card today

In some Asian cultures, it’s considered rude if you’re given a business card and don’t present one in return. If you do business in Hong Kong or Japan, it will behoove you to have a stack of your own personal business cards.

We at Copycat Printing can help you with that. We understand the importance of making an impression professionally, and our skilled employees would be happy to work with you in crafting a tremendous business card that is wholly and uniquely you.

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