Laser Cut Business Cards
How do I know these are the most popular? I’ve done A-B testing by handing them out with other cards and people always keep the laser one and return the other. I have run into people a year or more later and they are still carrying it. Also at parties when I give out my card people often come forward saying they’ve seen it before because their friend has one or they’ve seen it online. I should mention I give out a lot of cards.
I made the design simple with little information. I also made the text large for usability (an often forgotten element of card design).
For speed of fabrication, I stayed away from etching/engraving since it’s slower. Also I think the etching has a higher chance of coming of as gimmicky. I’m using tabs to keep everything in place and have the cards come out in sheets. Easy for handling/storage/transport.
Here are some older versions of the laser cut cards.
How They’re Made
I designed in Inkscape starting with a 3.5 by 2 inch box. I added the text then converted it to curves so I could remove extra stuff like the floating center of an “O” and reduce protruding odd shapes into letters. I have the cards share borders to reduce cutting time.
Here’s some video of cutting:
Published on: Jan 28, 2013