Business Card Size & Dimension Guide

One Standard Size

Standard business cards are 3.5″x 2″ – but have you ever thought about why most cards are exactly that size and shape? You may have noticed that they generally all fit nicely into a wallet, purse or pocket. Gift cards, credit cards and licenses are roughly the same size for just that reason. 

standard size business card with red business card holder

Shape It Up

Typical business card dimensions are often the right choice for consistency and recognizability. But different shapes can help you stand out – and make an impression.

business card sizes by shape

We talked above about the benefits to going with a standard business card size, so let’s dig into when you might go for square business cards or rounded corner business cards.

white square business card

Square business cards are 2.5″x 2.5″ – the shape is great for putting a logo or product shot front and centre, and they have a creative, interesting vibe. The cards stand out on an event table, tacked to a bulletin board or in a potential customer’s hand.

red and white rounded corner business card

Rounded corner business cards are 3.5″x 2 with quarter-inch rounded corners. They’ve got a memorable, modern look. So if someone’s looking at a handful of business cards, the corners make your cards extra eye-catching and stylish.

2 square cream business cards

Feeling adventurous? You can combine rounded corners with our square shaped cards!

Design Guidelines

We’ve got thousands of templates you can pick from to create your card , thanks to our amazing designers. But you can upload your own design, too. It’s as simple as selecting a file on your computer, but here are some important guidelines to keep in mind.

business card bleed area and trim line

Note: These measurements are for standard business cards. Square and rounded corner cards, have similar bleed and safe printing areas in relation to their actual size, but feel free to reach out to us  if you want more detailed information.

Bleed Area: 3.61″x 2.11″
If you’ve got a background colour or pattern, make sure it extends a bit beyond the actual size of the card. That way, you’ll never end up with white borders, even if the cards are cut slightly off centre.

Actual Size: 3.5″x 2″ 
Just like the name says, this is where we cut your cards. We do our absolute best to make sure all your cards are centred and uniform, but be sure to read about the safe printing area.

Safe Printing Area: 3.36″x 1.86″
You probably have any important text or design elements within this area, which isn’t much smaller than the actual size of the card. To guarantee nothing gets cut off, keep everything inside this box.

Business Card Size in Pixels: 1050 x 600 pixels
If you or someone on your team is creating your card in a design program, the actual size of the card is 1050 x 600 pixels. However, the full bleed size is 1083 x 633 pixels, and the safe printing area is 1008 x 558 pixels.

Standard

Bleed
91.7 x 53.6 mm
3.61 x 2.11 in
1083 x 633 px

Trim
88.9 x 50.8 mm
3.50 x 2.00 in
1050 x 600 px

Safe area
85.4 x 47.3 mm
3.36 x 1.86 in
1008 x 558 px

Rounded Corner

Bleed
91.7 x 53.6 mm
3.61 x 2.11 in
1083 x 633 px

Trim
88.9 x 50.8 mm
3.50 x 2.00 in
1050 x 600 px

Safe area
85.4 x 47.3 mm
3.36 x 1.86 in
1008 x 558 px

Square

Bleed
66.7 x 66.7 mm
2.63 x 2.63 in
788 x 788 px

Trim
63.7 x 63.7 mm
2.51 x 2.51 in
752 x 752 px

Safe area
60.7 x 60.7 mm
2.39 x 2.39 in
717 x 717 px

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