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Infographic: How to Make the Perfect Business Card

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"Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark."

Aside from the brutal murders, the entirety of the 2000 film American Psycho could be summed up in the "Business Card Comparison" scene. Six-figure executives touting their manhood in the form of 3.5 x 2-inch cards. Despite the fact that they appear completely identical to the viewer, the tiniest, most microscopic nuances are laid bare before the eyes of the protagonist -- and it sickens him that he comes up short.

To many professionals, not just sociopathic killers, one's business card is a measure of one's self-worth. To skimp or botch a design is to skimp or botch an opportunity. The design must be clean, the print must be legible, and above all, the card must be memorable.

For some pointers on creating a business card that clients and potential employers won't forget, Business Cards Online created a nice infographic that not only provides tips on margins and logos, but also on business card etiquette abroad.

But as for a color, may I suggest "Bone?"

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