Common Business Card Mistakes

A first impression is everything, and often times business cards can make it or break it when you’re networking. A professional business card gives you a leg up on the competition, while an unprofessional or sloppy card can mean no calls back and no emails returned. So to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward, here’s a few examples of business cards gone bad.

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Too Little or Too Much Information

It might seem like a given, but a common mistake many make on their business cards is leaving off critical information. This includes your name, the name of your business, contact information, a phone number and an email address. By the same token, don’t overdo it. A card with all ink and no white space can be an eyesore, and it can make it difficult for people to find the information they’re looking for.

Incorrect Information

Everyone makes mistakes, and spell check doesn’t always catch them, especially when you’re dealing with web addresses and emails. A business card with the wrong information on it says a lot of things about your business, none of them good.


Gimmicks can work in some cases, but for a first impression it’s best to give a traditional card. You never know who is going to be turned off by a card that tries to do too much.

Too Few Cards

“Here’s my card, give me a call sometime,” but wait, you’re out of cards! This not only shows that you’re unprepared, it gives your competition an advantage.

So don’t make a bad first impression. Time Printers will work with you to make a business card that you can distribute with confidence. Call Time Printers today for Quality Business Cards at 410.566.3005 or click here.


Time Printers is a Baltimore, MD family full service printing products and services business. We have extensive knowledge of the printing industry and deep seeded community roots. With our quality printing products, quick turn around and outstanding customer service, your business advertising cannot go wrong. Time Printers is constantly challenging ourselves to stay on the cutting edge of the industry’s standards without giving up their personal touch. We offer the newest technology while at the same time adhering to our extensive history and timeless traditions.


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