Gateway Digital Press
9777 Green Park Industrial Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63123

Bus. Hours, M-Th 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gateway Digital Press
9777 Green Park Industrial Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63123

Bus. Hours, M-Th 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Business Card Trends

Heavier Paper Weights: The trend toward heavier weights in business card stock has been popular in recent years. We suggest using a business card weight of #100 or even #130. 

Texture: There are tons of options in business card cover stocks. New colors, textures and weights are available every year. But buyer beware, some cover stocks may not have a matching envelope or letterhead. Please consider before falling in love with a particular business card stock. 

PVC or Plastic: Want something completely different, try a PVC or plastic stock. We've got samples that are worth a look.

Full Color Business Cards: Digital presses, such as our Indigo, have made a huge impact on business card design and production in the past decade. The Indigo provides excellent coverage for large solids, tight registration for smaller type and excellent consistency. 

Fold Over Business Cards: Need more space than a standard size business card? Consider using a fold over design. Fold over business cards are popular way to add photos, social media tags or additional contact information that might overcrowd a standard size card.

Round Corner Business Cards: Sometimes it's the little things that make a business card stand out. Consider an 1/8" round corner for your business card. It's an inexpensive way to be just a little different.

Die Cut Business Cards: We are obviously biased since we do our own die cutting in-house but their is nothing more unique that a business cards shaped like no other. In fact, we get more comments on our own die cut company business cards than any other piece of sales collateral we produce.

Coated or Laminated Business Cards: UV Coating is a great way give your business cards a little more protection without breaking the bank. UV will provide some durability and resistance to your business cards. Need even more protection? Consider laminating your business cards. Use a 3 or 5 mil laminate to provide even more durability to your business cards. 

Add Some Technology: Add some technology to your business card design with a QR Code. Consider adding a QR code to the back side of a business card. When the business card recipient scans the business card with their smartphone they can watch a short video about your or your company. Now that's a great first impression.