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Don’t Try This at Home: Business Card Fails

September 18, 2016 / Inspiration
Business Card Fails

Even in today’s digital age, a business card is still considered to be one of the most effective ways to create and sustain business connections. Business cards are often the first impression made on a potential client, so it is important that you have a well-designed, effective business card. Yes, designing an effective business card can be tricky, but when pulled off correctly, they can be quite memorable. However, you don’t want your business card to be remembered for the wrong reasons! The best way around this is to learn from other people’s mistakes.

To help prevent you from making the same mistakes, check out our list of some of the top business card fails.

1. Even though this one has all the needed information listed, it is a very plain and boring business card. You want a business card that is memorable, not one that will blend in with the others.

Business Card Fails

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2. During the design process, make sure your text stays within the safe margin area. Otherwise, your text will get cut off when printed.

Business Card Fails

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3. Don’t say this. You want potential clients to contact you. While it is humorous, not everyone will get the joke.

Business Card Fails

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4. While this one is very creative, it is not very conventional. The edges look sharp! It is important to not cut your client or their wallet.

Business Card Fails

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5. No, that’s not some secret code, this is a sign that the font did not upload properly. Make sure you check your file and check with your printer before you print!

Business Card Fails

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6. Don’t put yourself down, and most certainly don’t use foul language. Not everyone will approve.

Business Card Fails

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7. Many may find this to be very inappropriate and tacky. Don’t be tacky.

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8. This business card is too cluttered and has no flow. Also, the wolf logo can confuse a client. Your design should say something about the company.

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9. While the idea is very creative, the size can be a bit restricting. Unless your card is representing a beverage business, stay away from business cards that look like a coaster.

Business Card Fails

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10. It is very important that you change all of the information on a business card template.

Business Card Fails

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