Business cards are centuries old. They are not yet extinct even though we live in the digital age. We reveal some interesting facts about these little cards that you may not know.
Before the smart phones and the Internet the primary means of social interaction were business cards. In China, they are starting to be used in the 15th century, while in France, became popular during the reign of Louis XIV.
Early forms of the beginning of the card for business purposes were recorded in the 17th century. They are mainly used for advertising. Then, as the cards which directed to the public various London shops because there was no formal street numbering at that time. Main boom of cards for business purposes was produced in the 19th century by commercialization of a standard printing press. Business cards were survived until the present day no matter what solutions deliver social media and mobile applications.
In Europe and the United States exchange of business cards is informal. Does not require special ceremony as is the case in Asian countries. In Japan, business cards must be given and received with both hands. In Korea, upon receipt of a business card is necessary to nod as a sign of respect and gratitude. In China, business cards are printed in golden color because they believe it is a happy color. Also in Islamic countries is meant to exchange business cards during business meetings. The rule is that it must always accept from the right side. And everything else in connection with business cards and today’s trends, you can find out in the infographic, below.
We also picked some great examples of modern business cards for download:
Portfolio Business Card Template
Corporate Business Card Design A modern and creative business card design for you! A business card design for any kind of company, or even personal use. You can try it. It’s a more creative concept design with professional look. Download here.
Vertical Simple Corporate Card
A Minimal & Great business card designed for the any freelance designer/developer. a very Modern and professional designs. you can use any font with this design and can replace the logo with the given one. Its very easy to edit and customizable, just change the texts, save, and print. Download here.
Colourful Business Card
Modern Colourful Business Card 2 is a best Visiting Card for office, official usage, Graphics, Fabrics, Music, Media, Sound, Telecommunication, Search Business, development Agencies, Mobile Companies, and much more that related to some how fashion design, dresses, medicine, shoes, simple and stationery work. Download here.
Textured Business Card
Feature : Fully Layered– Customizable And Editable – 3.5×2 ( 3.75×2.25 With Bleed Setting – High Resolution 300 DPI – CMYK Color Mode – Print Ready. Download here.
Creative Business Card
Features : Print Size 3,5”x2” (Bleed size 0.25” x 0.25”). Photoshop PSD (Front & back). 300 dpi High Resolution. CMYK Color Mode. Print ready. Free Fonts. Easy to Change Color. Download here.
Retro Business Card
Even though it has a retro style to it, it can be used for both business or personal use. The PSD file is very well organized, with color coded groups and layers named appropriately. The main folders that will require most customization are highlighted in different colors. It contains 1 PSD file which is 300 dpi Resolution and CMYK color mode. It’s very easy to edit and customize. Download here.
Corporate Business Card
Corporate Business Cards Thanks for purchasing! Fully layered Ai EPS, completely editable and print Ready. Text/Font or Color can be altered as needed. All Image are in vector format, so can customise easily. Download here.
Space Stars Corporate Card
An elegant looking business card with a unique looking background filled with stars in space. A little gradient coloring is used to give the business card a cool finish. Download here.
Business Card For Lawyers
Personal Bussiness Card Template. It is professional and modern business card template. This business card is especially for lawyers. Download here.
Simply Mail Business Card
FEATURES: Easy Customizable and Editable. Business card 3.75”x2.25” in with bleed. CMYK Color. Design in 300 DPI Resolution. Print Ready Format. 06 PSD files. Help File. Download here.