Set up Standard business card dimensions and start to design

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How to set up standard business card dimensions?

Standard business card dimensions are different in many countries around the world. I will show you typical business card sizes in millimeters and inches for different countries.

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Dimensions for countries


90 x 50 mm (3.543 x 1.968 in) Sri Lanka, Argentina, India, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Latvia, Mexico, South Korea and South Africa.

88.9 x 50.8 mm (3.5 x 2 in) Canada, United States.

85 x 55 mm (3.346 x 2.165 in) Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovenia, Portugal, Turkey.

90 x 55 mm (3.54 x 2.165 in) Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, Taiwan, Sweden, Vietnam, India, Colombia.

90 x 54 mm (3.543 x 2.125 in) Hon Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia.


Bleed area and safety zone


Regardless of the region most uses size for business card are 3.5 x 2 inch. If you want to start to draw business cards I recommend you Adobe Illustrator because it’s developed as vector graphics editor.

When we start design business card we need to define critical lines, there is three critical lines with the two important area blue and rose.

  • The bleed area „blue area“ contains an extra 1/8 inch that extend beyond the finished size. If you not include bleed area set up document to the finish size 3.5 x 2 in. The bleed area we use for cutting.
  • Safety zone „rose area“ has all information (text, logo) and they have to keep inside this area because of cutting. Dimensions of this safety area is 3.35 x 2.25 in. You wouldn’t to have some of your information’s like numbers, words  trimmed off! If you not understand view screenshot image below.

business card sizeI recommend you using double side business card. One side will contains all information’s like Telephone Number(s), Mobil Number(s), Fax Number, website, email, Street Addresses etc. The other side of your visit card contains (logo, slogan) or something what will the present your company. Make sure that all information’s no pass outside the safety zone.


Folded Business Cards dimension


If we need to put more information’s to business card the great idea is use folded business card. You can add your list of your company service, company photos, Google map address or social networks accounts Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. The folded standard business card dimensions are 3.75 x 4.25 with bleed and  3.5 x 4 without bleed area.


In my previous article you can watch the video tutorial how create cool business card  in only 5 easy steps.