Are Square Business Cards A Good Idea? – Japan Print

Everywhere we go, 90% of the business cards we see are the standard, rectangle ones. There’s nothing wrong with them, and they are pretty slick. But if 90% of the business cards we see are like and we want to make an impression, are square business cards a good idea? 

Square business cards are a good idea when you want to make your business card stand out from the crowd. The good thing about square business cards is that they are rare but popular enough to be considered professional, so it’s always a good idea to print square business cards.

However, square business cards can look very bad if they don’t have the right design. This blog will show how to get the best out of your square business cards. 

Is Printing Square Business Cards A Good Idea? – 3 Reasons Why

As we mentioned earlier, square business cards can offer you something that most regular business cards won’t be able to provide you with: a differentiation factor. But apart from that, there are also some other benefits and reasons why square business cards can contribute a lot to your business, brand, or image. 

1 – Square Business Cards Are Amazing Conversation Starters

Believe it or not, many of our clients, and us included, have noticed that having a well-designed square business card makes many people compliment it much more than a standard business card. This is not only great for creating professional relationships, but it also gives your brand a unique image. 

2- Squares Are Trending

In today’s world, where almost every person in the world uses social media, looking like what people are used to seeing will make your audience resonate much more with your brand. It might sound incredible, but it does make an effect. In this case, Instagram, one of the most popular social media platforms nowadays, uses squares everywhere. Compared to rectangles, squares are very easy to scan, and since people are so used to them right now, your business card will be more memorable for them. 

3- Square Business Cards “Forces” You To Have A Good Design

We’ve all heard this: in many cases, less is more. Since square business cards have less space than regular business cards, they will make you design your business card more intelligently. On the other hand, if you add too much information, it will look the opposite of cool or professional. Also, since they are more symmetrical, you’ll have to accommodate your information in an organized way. 

It sounds like designing a square business card might be a complex task, but the reality is that it is a lot easier and faster to design a square business card than to design a rectangular one. Below we will talk about this in a more detailed way. 

What To Keep In Mind When Printing Square Business Cards

Square business cards can contain less information. One of the main reasons why most business cards are printed in a rectangular format is that they can include more information than a squared business card without looking crowded. That being said, printing square business cards is a good idea, but you need to be mindful of the information you’ll add to them. 

Tip #1: If your goal is to print a business card with as much information as possible, square business cards aren’t the best option for you as they have less space. And sometimes, even rectangular cards might not be a good option for that. Instead, we recommend printing flyers or brochures, which are meant to contain much more information because of their bigger size. 

As a general rule, square business cards shouldn’t have a font size of less than 7pt. Also, depending on the size of your business card, you shouldn’t add more than 70 characters to it. The regular sizes of squared business cards are 2″ x 2″ and 2.5″ x 2.5″, but if you print them in a 2.5″ x 2.5″ format, take into account that this size will take a lot of extra space tall-wise. This is a good thing because your prospects will see your business card in their wallet all the time, but at the same time, it could not be good because they might not like that. 

Tip #2: Before you print or design a business card, think about how you will be giving them out to your potential prospects. For example, suppose the way you would hand out a business card to a person would be after a concise interaction or no interaction at all. In that case, chances are they won’t know what you can do for them, so it would be best to have a business card that includes all the information about the services you offer and how to reach out to you. On the other side, if you would only give out your business card to a person after introducing yourself and talking about your services, a business card with your name, phone, email, website, and title would be enough. Consider how much information you will be adding to your business card before deciding its size. 

Perfect, now that you know the ins and outs of square business cards, let’s cover some frequently asked questions about them. 

Can Square Business Cards Fit In A Wallet?

Square business cards can fit in any wallet if they aren’t more than 3.5 inches wide or 3 inches tall. Most wallets in the USA can only fit business cards whose width is no more than 3.5 inches. Usually, business cards are only 2 inches tall, but most wallets will fit a 2.5 inches tall square business card.

What Is A Good Size For Square Business Cards?

As a general rule, a good size for a square business card is 2.5 x 2.5 inches. However, any size between 2 x 2 inches and 2.5 x 2.5 inches is considered standard for square business cards. Any size exceeding these measures will look good, but it could be hard for some wallets to fit in. 

Where Can I Print Square Business Cards?

Fortunately for you, at Japan Printing, we have years of experience printing square business cards in NYC and any type of business card. If you have questions regarding square business cards, need help with the design, or want to order business cards from us, you can contact us at or call us at 212-406-2905, and one of our NYC business card experts will help you with your order. 

That would be all for this blog. And we hope you the best at picking a good printing company for your square business card! 

If you still have other questions related to this, you can continue reading our blogs or reach out to us. 

Japan Printing & Graphics, Inc.