Business Card Size & Dimension Guide UK

What is the actual size for printing business cards? Well, this can seriously differ depending on which type you choose…

What is the standard business card size?

A standard business card size is 85mm x 55mm (3.35 in x 2.17in) in the United Kingdom. The main reason behind the size and shape is that it could neatly slip into your wallet, purse or pocket. Like gift cards, credit cards, or driving licenses.

Standard Business Cards in a different format

Dimensions in Millimeters: 85 x 55 mm
Dimensions in Centimeters: 8.5 x 5.5 cm
Dimensions in Inches: 3.35 x 2.17 in

Design Guidelines

We’ve got a lot of templates you can pick from to create your business card. When uploading your design simply as selecting PDF file on your computer, but here are some important guidelines to keep in mind.

Set up your file

We recommend using our templates, but you can also set up your document size according to the format you have chosen and adding 3 mm bleed. As for the quality, 300 dpi resolution is the standard to ensure crisp and clear prints.

Other Sizes

Standard business card dimensions are the right choice but choosing different shapes can help you stand out from the crowd and make an impression.

We offer other options when it comes to custom-shaped business cards. Let’s have look at square business cards and rounded corner business cards.

Square Business Cards

55mm x 55mm

Rounded Corner Business Cards

85mm x 55mm

Square business cards are a perfect shape to display important information on the card. If it’s used creatively it can have an interesting feel to the card. The card will stand out and leave an impression.

Rounded corner business cards got a memorable, modern look. So if someone’s looking at a handful of business cards, the corners make your cards extra eye-catching and stylish.

Business card size comparison

Take a look at our business card sizes table and compare the different types to find the best one for you and your company.

Type Business card size mm Business card size cm
Standard 85 x 55mm 8.5 x 5.5cm
Mini 85 x 25mm 8.5 x 2.5cm
Square 55 x 55mm 5.5 x 5.5cm
American 89 x 51mm 8.9 x 5.1cm
Long 90 x 55mm 9.0 x 5.5cm

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