The Standard Business Card Size

Standard Business Card Dimensions and the answer to "How big is a business card?"

What is the standard business card size?

The commonly adopted standard for business card size is 3.5 inches by 2 inches. That is the size of a card after all processes such as printing, coating and cutting. Some printers, like us, have a bleed space that is required. Bleed space basically protects your important content from getting cut away by keeping it within the safe zone. Click our business card design template below to see how this looks.

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What are the most common business card dimensions?

Dimension refers to the orientation of the card. The most common business card dimensions are 3.5 inches by 2 inches, also called a horizontal layout. For the standard business card size of 3.5 inches by 2 inches, 3.5 inches is the width and 2 inches is the height of the card. A less common but still more frequently seen dimension is the alternate orientation for the most popular business card size. This is also called the vertical layout which has a width of 2 inches and a height of 3.5 inches.
You can see the difference below.

City Print Business Card Design Template

We have, of course, seen many cool and unique business card layouts. According to Wikipedia there are no standards for business card dimension. Which we agree with so definitely be creative.

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