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77 Unique Business Cards that will Boost Your Creativity

Is your client asking you for business cards that will rock their world? With the emphasis placed on networking these days, it’s more important than ever to deliver a business card that not only makes a memorable first impression, but also a bold statement.

We have collected 77 of the most fascinating, creative and truly unique business cards that stretch the limits of design and imagination.

From creative business cards made of meat to transformable business and everything in between, these unique business card ideas will fuel your creativity and help you deliver outstanding projects.

By the way, if you are interested in purchasing unique business cards; and I know you are after viewing this post; you can scroll down to view a list of recommended vendors.

1. Edge-Colored Business Cards

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Out of all the cool business cards on this list, these are probably the most accessible.

2. Metal Business Card

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Photo Credit: MyMetalBusinessCard.Com

3. Cassette Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Design Boom

4. Unique Shaped Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Albert Polyakov

The business cards really drive the point home.

5. Eco-Friendly Business Cards with Gold Foil

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Printed by Oubly

6. Crafty Cut Out Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Design School

7. Car Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Short List

8. Letterpress Business Cards

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Letterpress Business Cards printed by Oubly

9. Model Aircraft Business Cards

model plane business cards

Photo Credit: Ads of the World

10. Match Box Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Cossette 

11. Catapult Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Cardnetics

12. Plastic Business Card

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Photo Credit: Rayz Ong

13. Vinyl Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Cardonizer

14. Skateboard Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Mashable

15. Lego Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Inspiration Feed

16. Growable Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Smoking Designers

17. Unique Divorce Attorney Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Design School 

Clever use of perforation.

18. Marriage Concealing Business Cards

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Just in case you decided to patch this up with your significant other.

Photo Credit: Design School

19. Black Foil Stamped Business Cards

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Printed by Oubly

20. Cheese Grater Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Design School

21. Yoga Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Design School

22. Penny Shooter Business Cards

Photo Credit: Short List

23. Diamond Studded Business Card

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Photo Credit: Short List

Starting Price: $1,500 for 1

This business card is overkill. I am not sure why you would hand these cards at a networking event, then again I am not a millionaire. If you are crazy enough to order one, click on the following link.

Black Astrum

24. Smashed Plate Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Short List

25. Stencil Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Davide Gasperini 

26. Cookie Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Card Observer

27. Camera View Finder Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Smoking Designers 

28. Concrete Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Murme

29. Circle Die-Cut Business Cards

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Photo Credit: The Finished Box

30. Slide Out Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Chezalois

31. Pop Out Figure Business Cards

pop up figure business cards

Photo Credit: Creattica 

32. Frame Store Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Ads of the World

33. Pilates Studio Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Card Rabbit

34. Wooden Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Smoking Designers

35. Stock Broker Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Pop Sugar

A clever use of die-cut.

36. Cosmetic Surgeon Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Card Observer

37. Furniture Store Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Short List

38. Unique Dental Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Design School

39. Joel Bauer – The Most Successful Business Card Ever


Just making sure you were still with us. Joel Bauer’s video is comedy gold. Patrick Bateman would probably get an aneurysm from this dude’s cards.

40. Fitness Trainer Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Cardonizer

41. Unique Hair Stylist Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Viralnova

42. Video Production Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Refined Guy

43. Bite Mark Business Cards

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Printed by Oubly

44. Beef Jerky Business Cards

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45. Airplane Cargo Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Short List

46. Plumber Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Viralnova

47. Dog Tag Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Short List

48. Transparent Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Short List

49. Grillable Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Viralnova

50. Bike Repair Shop Business Card

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Photo Credit: Digital Synopsis

51. Music Box Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Viralnova

52. Table Tennis Business Card

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Photo Credit: Viralnova

53. Personal Trainer Business Card

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Photo Credit: Viralnova

54. Augmented Reality Business Cards

55. Concert Ticket Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Buzzfeed

56. Hand Stitched Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Dribble

57. Dentist Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Design School

58. Peel Away Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Design School

59. Your Name Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Gabe Ferreira

In this case, it’s Gabe Ferreira’s name, but you get the idea.

60. Embossed Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Web Design Dev

61. Die-Cut Logo Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Web Design Dev

62. Tea Bag Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Katie Bennet

63. Sunglasses Business Card

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Photo Credit: The Design Inspiration

64. Chocolate Wrapper Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Inspiration Feed

65. Phone Booth Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Clark and Kent

66. Tiny Easel Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Hongkait

67. Foldable Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Coolest Business Card

68. Clothes Hanger Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Card Rabbit

69. Hair Stylist Business Cards: Part 2

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Photo Credit: Kudos

70. Bottle Opener Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Short List

71. Paper Plane Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Short List

72. Astro Turf Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Spring Advertising

73. Blind Debossed Business Cards

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Printed by Oubly

74. Shoelace Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Ads of the World

75. I Mac Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Ads of the World

76. Balloon Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Web Designer Depot

77. Up in Smoke Business Cards

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Photo Credit: Viralnova

As of this writing only a handful of states might find this card legal.

We hope you enjoyed our selection of incredible and unique business cards.

Designing your business cards from scratch can be a pretty daunting task.

To streamline the process, we compiled a set of original and free business card templates to give your design a little push in the proper direction.

Use the business card templates for creating your personal or professional business card

Printing Tips for Graphic Designers

Even if you use the templates mentioned above, knowing the basics of printing is a useful skill. Understanding print production will help you catch potential production issues and avoid possible reprints of your unique business cards.

Use the Correct Color Mode

Printing is a four color process that uses cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks to create millions your desired colors, therefore make sure print document is set to CMYK color mode.

Please note that your computer monitor displays colors in RGB and your final print may not appear as vivid in comparison to your monitor.

Outline Your Fonts

Please outline your fonts. This is to avoid any font issues when your job is printed. If you do not outline your fonts, your text might be compromised as other fonts will replace your original fonts.

If you submit InDesign and Photoshop files to a printing company, be sure to include a font folder that contains all of the typefaces used in your design.

Be Aware of Bleeds and Trimming

Safety Zone

Trimming is not 100% exact. The cutting process for printed materials has a mechanical tolerance of about 0.0625″ (1/16″), so it is crucial that no text or essential parts of your artwork come within 0.125″ (1/8″) of the trim line. Keeping design elements within the safety zone will prevent any important objects from being cut off.

Bleed Zone

Be sure to keep bleeds in mind when designing. If your design has artwork that you want printed to the edge of the paper, bleeds are required. This bleed area should extend 0.125″ (1/8″) past the trim size of your document.

Trimming Zone

The trim line is where your business cards will be cut to the final size once the bleed area is removed. Due to cutting tolerances of printing, your print job may shift up to 0.0625″ (1/16″) in any direction.

Use Proper Resolution

To ensure the best printing quality, the minimum resolution for your artwork must be 300dpi (dots per inch). Make sure your link files or images (especially in Illustrator, QuarkXpress, and InDesign) are in this resolution or higher. Images need to be created at 300dpi or higher to avoid a substantial drop in quality. Low-quality images will typically result in blurry images with jagged edges. If you are scanning pictures, please make sure the settings are for a photograph and that the resolution is 300dpi or higher.

Unique Business Card Printing Companies

The following is a list of business card companies you can use to print metal, wood, and edge painted business cards.

  1. Oubly – If you are interested in edge colored business cards, custom shapes, debossing, embossing, foil stamping, or letterpress business cards at affordable price we recommend Oubly.
  2. Cards of Wood – Use this company for all your wooden business cards.
  3. My Metal Business Cards – If you are interested in metal business cards, we suggest this My Metal Business Cards.
  4. Meat Cards – I don’t want to deny anyone the pleasure of these fantastic cards. You can order a set from the following website.

With all of the information presented to you, we are confident that you will be able to design and print your own set of unique business cards.

Please feel free to share your business cards in the comments below, and we will be happy to share your creations.

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