One easy and direct way to put a nice first impression to any new client in a business is to design an amazing business card. A business card should be professional and should reflect the sense of quality with details. The first step in designing a business card to chose the right paper for it. Following are some of the papers you could choose in order to make your business card. There are some inspiring examples of textured business card at the end. You can take help related to designing from them and can also use it for your business card.

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Matte Stocks:

The types of papers used for business cards are known as card stocks. The most used card stock is the matte stock as this offers a non-shiny and smooth finish. Matte stocks come in numerous colors but the most commonly used among them are the tans, whites and creams. Before selecting a color tone for matte stock, you should keep in mind that word printing may not be as sharp and crisp as it would be on the neutral tones. These stocks give clients ability to write anything on them freely such as the number or email id.

Glossy Stocks:

As it is mentioned in the name, glossy stocks have a glossy coating on them which gives them a good shiny finish. They are considered ideal for double-sided prints and bright colors. There are hundreds of colors for glossy stocks which provide you an opportunity to choose easily. You can add photos in the background of your card easily in glossy type paper. The aqueous coating increases the life of a business card and protects it from water and major tearing. The only disadvantage is that you cannot write anything on it as this might wipe off after some time.

Textured Stock:

You can have textured card stock in both shiny and matte stocks. These types of cards have different types of patterns pressed onto them to give your cards an amazing feel. They are best for single sided business cards. These card stocks are good for the people who own a creative business or want to reflect the creativity of their business through their card.

Photo Card Stocks:

They are used when a business needs a high quality photo finish in their cards. These types of card stocks are loved by the models, actors and state agents. They are equivalent to the quality of a professional photograph which makes it versatile and you can use it for any type of business where you want to throw an amazing impression over the clients. You can print them both double-sided and single sided.

These were some examples of paper types you can use for business cards. Following are some of the examples of textured business cards for your inspiration.

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