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Why Simple Business Card Designs are Effective

You can create a classic and beautiful business cards by including an elegant logo and accent colors to the design.

Some businesses love to create business cards that are colorful and busy. This may be an effective strategy for some industries, however, more businesses are choosing to use a simpler design for their business cards.

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Some businesses love to create business cards that are colorful and busy. This may be an effective strategy for some industries, however, more businesses are choosing to use a simpler design for their business cards. You can create a classic and beautiful business cards by including an elegant logo and accent colors to the design. We discussed selecting colors for your business cards in a previous blog here.

Keeping it clean and simple can be a good approach that can appeal to prospects and clients who wouldn’t be impressed by a busy design. The information on the card is clear and concise. You can always add printing options such as spot UV and stamped foil to enhance the look of your card.  At Primo Print, we offer a large selection of printing options and paper stock thickness (14PT, 16PT, 22PT, 32PT). If you need help with a custom design, please contact one of our graphic designers by completing our graphic design form or contact us here.

Below are some examples of business cards with simple designs. You can view other designs here.

Custom Designed Business Card by Primo Print

Simple Business Card Design

32PT Thick Business Card

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Design Feature: Guardian Solutions

A recent customer came to us with a need for a logo. They are a new company called Guardian Solutions who offer financial planning, located in Atlanta.

A recent customer came to us with a need for a logo. They are a new company called Guardian Solutions who offer financial planning, located in Atlanta.

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A recent customer came to us with a need for a logo. They are a new company called Guardian Solutions who offer financial planning, located in Atlanta.

After going over the background of the company, as well as the fundamentals of what they do/believe in, we decided that an eagle would the perfect symbol for Guardian. We played with a few variations of the eagle, but thought that something more geometric and fluid would work best. After drawing the eagle, we decided to make the type very simple, so that it didn’t take away from the power of the eagle.

We also played around with a few color combinations. Did the eagle need to be traditional colors in order to read clearly? Could the eagle be brown or blue and still have the same impact? Although the customer did like the alternatives, we decided that the grey, yellow and black were the most powerful.Guardian Custom Logo DesignOverall, the customer was very happy with the end result. They were provided with all logo files and will be using the design on a variety of products. We designed business cards to start and will be working on brochures, presentation folders and letterhead in the upcoming weeks.

For more information on how we can help you with logo design, please fill out the design form and we will contact you shortly!

Custom Logo for Linen Business Card

Look at the logo closely – the cross hatch design gives the linen stock a slightly textured look and feel.

Already have a logo, but need business cards or other marketing material? No problem, we’d love to help. Business card design starts at $75. Other products are bid by project. Contact us today, we look forward to working with you!

After going over the background of the company, as well as the fundamentals of what they do/believe in, we decided than an eagle would the perfect symbol for Guardian. We discuss why the eagle and the color works best.

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Make Great First Impression with Our 14PT Natural Stock

This elegant paper is made from 30% recycled materials and is offered in business cards and invitations & announcements.

We’re excited to launch our latest paper stock: 14PT Natural. This paper has a light cream color with a smooth finish. This elegant paper is made from 30% recycled materials and is offered in business cards and invitations & announcements.

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We’re excited to launch our latest paper stock: 14PT Natural. This paper has a light cream color with a smooth finish. This elegant paper is made from 30% recycled materials and is offered in business cards and invitations & announcements.

Our natural paper stock is available in a variety of sizes, with or without rounded corners, and provides a smooth, natural surface; making them perfect for writing on.

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How to Choose the Right Graphic Designer

When owning a business, there are certain things you’ll need such as a logo. Depending on your business, you may also need additional printed materials including business cards, brochures and flyers, letterhead, postcards and more.

When owning a business, there are certain things you’ll need such as a logo. Depending on your business, you may also need additional printed materials including business cards, brochures and flyers, letterhead, postcards and more.

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When owning a business, there are certain things you’ll need such as a logo. Depending on your business, you may also need additional printed materials including business cards, brochures and flyers, letterhead, postcards and more.

You basically have one of two options. You can either pull out your computer and put something together yourself or you can hire a trained professional graphic designer to design a custom logo that truly defines who you and what you can offer. We currently offer custom business card design starting at $50. Get started here.

Many graphic designers have spent years working with businesses and have learned how to use a creative approach that allows them to speaking to their current and potential customers. Graphic designers can create a piece that is visually appealing and allows a business to proudly display their brand everywhere the business goes.

When researching your designer there are a few things to look at.

  • First, view their portfolio. Every designer should have a website or some sort of digital portfolio available that you can browse through, and get an idea of their style. Look through each piece carefully. If you don’t care for the work on their site, you probably wont care for the work they create for you. View some of our custom designs here.
  • With the digital world we live in, don’t be afraid to look outside your neighborhood. There are thousands of amazing graphic designers, all over the country. And through email and/or phone calls, you can easily work with a designer in another time zone.
  • Look for recommendations. Ask other business owners who designs their pieces. If you see a business with an amazing logo, they probably can recommend the designer that created it. Read some of our print reviews.
  • Pay attention to price. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” If a logo design cost seems cheap, it probably will look that way too. Graphic designers usually charge between $50-$125 per hour. That may seem expensive, but think of this as an investment into you business. Not only is it tax deductible but an amazing logo and business card is going to stay with your business forever. Postcards, brochures, etc. may need to change depending on your message, but once you have an initial design, it’s easy for a designer to pick up the design and alter it slightly to fit the new message. It’s much faster than creating a design from scratch, and it also helps brand your business by tying everything together. At Primo Print, we offer graphic design services and we keep the files to help with the quick edits and changes.
  • Learn up-front what you get for your money. A good designer should have an outline as to what they will provide you when creating your design. For example, $250 for a logo may include 4 initial logo concepts, 3 rounds of revisions and the final logo provided in 4 different file types that you can use however you need. Also, make sure your design is one-of-a-kind and that the designer will not use the design again in the future for another company.

Once you have chosen your designer it’s important that you think about what you are looking for. Designers are creative and they can usually come up with beautiful work, with little direction. But if you have something specific in mind, make sure you express it to the designer upfront. There’s nothing worse than having a designer spend hours designing and having them think the logo is a perfect, but the client come back later and tell the designer that there’s something specific they want as a design.

Each designer will have their own process, so read their emails carefully and make sure you answer each of their questions to the best of your ability. Sometimes it’s best to to give more information than what you think is relevant, but make sure you keep it focussed and to the point.

Custom Postcard Design

 

For a logo design, here are a few things to prepare for your designer:

  • What is the name of your business?
  • Is there a special meaning behind the name?
  • Why did you name it this?
  • What is the main purpose of the company?
  • What do you make, sell, or provide?
  • Do you have any specific images in mind?
  • Any specific colors you’d like to see used?

Any logos or artwork that you like or would like the designer to reference? Feel free to list links. You obviously don’t want to copy a design, but if there are logos that you like the look of, the visual reference helps. Feel free to create a Pinterest board and share it with the designer. Any other information you feel is important may be helpful in the design process.

If you are have a designer create a postcard, business card, brochure, etc., make sure you put together all of your text and photos before you give them the job. It is really helpful to have all the pieces before you start laying the project out. Additionally, if you can provide text that is as close to 100% complete as possible, that helps the designer too. Also, the more pieces you provide in the beginning, the less time you will be charged in the end.

Working with a designer should be fun and shouldn’t be a stressful process. With as many designers as there are out there, I’m sure you will be able to find one that you feel comfortable with and who will feel like they are a part of your team. Let us help you with your next print project. Contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Additional graphic design blogs provided by Primo Print.

Design Feature: Newport Asia

Design Spotlight: How We Created Essent Medispa Logo

Design Feature: Guardian Solutions

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