The size of business cards can vary depending on where in the world you are printing your cards.
Read on to find the definitive list of standard sizes for the USA, Australia and Europe, with helpful visual guides.
1. USA Business Card Size
A standard US business card size is 89 mm (3.5 in) in Width and 51 mm (2 in) in Height.
If you go to create a New Document in InDesign (File > New > Document) you’ll find that a US Business Card custom page size is included by default under the Page Size menu. Helpful!
Make sure to reduce the width of your Margins (between 6 and 8 mm usually looks fine for a US card), and add a Bleed when you set up your document if your card’s going to have a colored background.
2. Australia Business Card Size
A standard Australian business card size is 90 mm (3.543 in) in Width and 55 mm (2.165 in) in Height. This can vary a little depending on your printer, so make sure to check in advance the preferred size used by your supplier of choice.
3. United Kingdom (UK) and Western Europe Business Card Size
UK and Western European (Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Slovenia) business cards tend to be more on the square side of the business card spectrum. Sizes can vary across suppliers, but the most commonly used standard size is 85 mm (3.346 in) in Width and 55 mm (2.165 in) in Height.
Can’t wait to get started with designing your own business cards?
First up, get your creative juices flowing with this inspirational selection of awesome business card designs, then head over to our InDesign Tutorials page to swot up on setting up your card in InDesign.