How to create the best Business Cards

One of the most enduring marketing tools is the humble Business Card. Small, but perfectly formed – it’s an inexpensive way to start networking for you and your business. And although we live in the digital age where websites, emails and social media pages are key, Business Cards remain a professional, instant solution to promote your brand. They also give a personal touch that showcases your company and its services – “let me give you one of my cards” sounds so much friendlier than “add me on LinkedIn” or “write down my email address”.  But before you dive in and Request a Quote for a batch, take a look at our top 5 tips for creating the best business cards so you #GetNoticed:

5. Less is more

The most effective business cards are neat, clean and grab the attention. While fancy gimmicks such as unusual shapes, embossing and wild colour schemes may help you stand out, the quality of information and design presented will be more important in the long run. Your name, logo and main contact detail should take centre stage.

4. Keep descriptions short and sweet

Business cards are a call to action once the networking event or conversation is over, so keep descriptions short and succinct. For instance, choose a slogan or sentence that encapsulates the nature of your business and services, like an elevator pitch in miniature. Your contacts need to know what you do at-a-glance, so make sure your description is easy to read and understand.

3. Use double sided cards for extra info

If your business covers a wide range of services or activities, order double sided business cards. Use the front side to showcase your logo or branding, and the back to describe your business in more detail. Formatting is key for digestible information – so use bullet-points and short sentences if you have a lot to of detail to cover. You can also print the reverse to work as an appointment or booking card, or to offer to clients as a receipt.

2. Focus on essential contact details

Nowadays, most businesses via a range of mediums – from social media outlets, to emails, websites and of course, by telephone and mobile. Consider which method you want your customers and clients to use, and consider how your audience interacts. Are they more likely to pick up the phone, or send you a DM on Twitter or Facebook? Don’t overload your business cards with contact info – choose your key contact channels. You can always use logo to symbolise your social media pages to keep your business cards neat and clean.

1. Create an eye-catching design

If you’re designing your own business cards, create an eye-catching colour scheme and a logo that stands out. Pick a standard size so that your card is easily stored in wallets and credit card holders – we recommend 85mm x 55mm. And don’t forget the bleedline – leave a 3mm gap all the way around your design to ensure none of it gets cut off in the printing process.

Everything Excel Best Business Cards Silk Matt Gloss Velvet 450GSM Print Bleed Lines

An example of a bleed line with Everything Excel

Order the best Business Cards 

Ready to create the best Business Cards? Then order our affordable, high quality business cards are great promotional and marketing tools. We supply to a range of small business, medium enterprises and large corporate firms across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia. We offer a range of textures, from affordable silk non-laminate business cards, to mid-range and more durable alternatives matt laminate and gloss, to our premium velvet business cards. All of these are printed using 450GSM paper as a minimum, to offer a higher level of quality and thickness no matter the finish.

Business cards are perfect for all sectors and trades, including self-employed and sole traders, retailers, estate agents, solicitors, builders, manufacturers, taxi firms and vehicle services. With turnaround times as quick as three days, and prices starting from as little as £18.20 for 100 single-sided business cards, we are a competitive alternative to Vista Print. What’s more, we’re a local, friendly family business that tailors its service to you.

Check out our Print page for the full list of Peels4U printed advertising services. You think it, we print it. And if you need a logo or branding design, we can help – our Design page has all the details, and our graphic design team are on hand to help you create an eye-catching, professional logo or branding so you #GetNoticed.

What are the Benefits of PVC Banners?

This week, Peels4U have a special Half Price Banners offer. But before you buy, you may be wondering – what are the advantages of banners, and how will they boost your business? We’ve jotted down the top 5 benefits of PVC banners, to help you decide if they’re the right signage solution for you.

5 – PVC Banners are noticeable

Placing colourful, eye-catching banners in key locations will direct customers to your premises, and promote your business.  Because our workshop is at the back of a large industrial estate, banners are essential for us to #GetNoticed – so we have one on every corner to help our clients find us.

4 – PVC Banners are adaptable

Unlike static signs, banners are lightweight and a great option for temporary signage that’s suitable for every business. Our banners are ideal for public events, advertising outside your shop or office, or for promoting in the local area. For instace, we have a banner on top of our car on a busy main road in Thetford, to grab the attention of the hundreds of people who drive past each day.

Peels4U PVC Banners Car Vehicle Advert Mundford Road Thetford Norfolk

3 – PVC Banners are durable

As they say on Game of Thrones – winter is coming. Our banners survive colder seasons because they are strong and flexible, with the ability to move with the wind. They’re also weather resistant, as PVC is a plastic coating that protects the material beneath, giving banners a sleek, smart finish that won’t be ruined by rain or snow.

2 – PVC Banners are immediate

Banners create an instant impact on customers, as they can be made at short notice to promote a new service, feature a seasonal event or jump on the latest trend. We produce banners in as little as 24 hours, for up-to-the-minute advertising that keeps your business fresh and exciting.

– PVC Banners are affordable

For any business, cost effective advertising is important. That’s why our standard banners (1.2m x 0.3m) start from just £7, giving you an affordable way to improve brand identity, and reach a wider audience. What’s more, our PVC Banners are now half price until Sunday 1st October 2017.

How to order your PVC Banner

A wide variety of companies use our PVC banners. To get yours, click on our Request a Quote page to help your business #GetNoticed. And if you’re looking for other outdoor advertising solutions, check out our Signage page for our full range of sign writing services.


The New Peels4U Website Has Arrived – Find Out More

We’re delighted to bring you the new Peels4U website. After a few months of designing, writing and tweaking, we’re sure you’ll like our fresh new look as much as we do.

What’s new? We’ve updated our branding to eye-catching yellow and black. We’ve improved the layout to make it easier for you to navigate your way around our site. We’ve refreshed our 5 core pages: Signage, Graphics, Print, Workwear and Design, to show you the huge range of services we offer here at our Thetford workshop. We cover everything from banners to lettering, stationery to uniforms, and provide bespoke design consultations.

What else is on the new Peels4U website? We’ve added snazzy graphics to smarten up the look of all our pages. We’ve created a Gallery to display our latest creations – such as printed t-shirts, window graphics and vinyl vehicle wraps.

There’s also a new Request a Quote feature. Tell us about the project you’ve got in mind and we’ll get back to you with a free quote. We work with a range of clients across East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire) and beyond, and no job is too big or too small.

Some things haven’t changed

We’re still a family-run business. We still have over 15 years’ experience in the graphic design and printing industry. And of course we still offer quick turnaround times and competitive prices. Want to know more? Check out our About Us page.

We’d love to hear your feedback about the new site. Tweet us, Facebook message us, or even send us a postcard if you’re in a vintage kind of mood. Certain sections are still a work in progress, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

In the meantime, take a look around to find out more about how we will help you and your business, club or community group #GetNoticed