Political Business Cards

Impactful Political Business Cards to Help You Rally Enough Supporters

Introduce yourself with the power of quality political business cards. Hand them out at fundraisers, rallies, and other crucial campaign events. Entrepreneur magazine emphasizes these as "the most effective direct marketing tools" thanks to their ability to maintain the connection expected in that crucial interaction.

At PrintPlace, you can create professionally printed campaign business cards without relying on the expertise of a designer. Choose from any of the available standard sizes and print in sturdy cardstock. Our print experts are available if you have specific concerns about your order.

The Keys to Expert Level Campaign Business Cards

Keep your candidate’s brand consistent in the right size. Every element on your political business card speaks volumes about your candidate. Be mindful about the choice of color, his or her image, the choice of font, and the spacing. All these will be refined in your business cards' size:

Size Comparison

  • 2"x 3.5" is the standard business card size in the U.S. It’s small enough for you and potential sponsors to keep in their wallets.

  • 2" x 2" is a small square size that stands out from the usual rectangle political business card.

  • The 3" x 3" is the largest square business card available, recommended for image-centric and colorful designs.

  • 1.75" x 3.5" is a slimmer size, recommended for designs that need more width for colors, visuals, and text.

Print in durable cardstock and complementary coating. The impression you make needs to last beyond the first meet. A thick and sturdy cardstock your supporters can feel strengthens the trust you're trying to establish.

Thickness

  • 14 pt. cardstock is sturdy enough to withstand multiple handouts and easy to carry around. Choose between having both or one side uncoated for writability. You can also add protective matte, gloss, or high- gloss UV coating on each side.

  • 16 pt. cardstock has more rigidity to protect your design from creases and folds. You can apply a shiny gloss or smooth, elegant matte coating on one or both sides.

How to Order Business Cards for the Upcoming Election

Need to get started on your custom business cards? The online calculator above shows all the options available for size, quantity, paper, and coating. After selecting your preferences, follow these steps for a fast and easy ordering process:

  1. Indicate your preferred turnaround time. This refers to how long it takes to print business cards.
  2. Upload your business card from your device or Dropbox. The design upload page lets you add a free PDF proof to your order. You will need to approve this to proceed with printing. The proof will be available for download from the Shopping Cart after upload or in the My Account page after checkout.
  3. You can also use our online design tool to create a design on the go. The design tool will provide a blank canvas in the size of your choice. Both the front and back sides of your custom business cards can be designed online.
  4. After uploading or creating a design, you'll be taken to the Shopping Cart page. Here you can review the price breakdown and calculate the estimated arrival of your order.

Important Print Guidelines for Custom Business Cards

Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind before uploading or while creating your campaign business card:

  • Make sure all images are in 300 dpi resolution.
  • The preferred file format is PDF.
  • The file's color should be in CMYK so that what's seen on screen is replicated exactly in print.

Have any more questions about your business card printing? Get in touch with any of our print experts any time between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT at 877-405-3949.


Campaign Business Cards FAQs

Q: Can I get samples of my political business card design?
A: No, we do not offer samples for business card printing. But you can request a sample pack delivered for free to your address. The sample pack shows you the look and feel of the different stocks and corresponding coatings.


Q: What is the recommended cardstock for business cards?
A: The 16 pt. cardstock is highly recommended for its increased rigidity and added thickness. You can also protect your design with a matte or gloss coating on both sides.


Q: Does the turnaround time include the shipping transit time?
A: No, the turnaround time refers to the number of days needed to print your business cards. For a faster turnaround, you can select same-day printing. Your file needs to be sent and approved to us by noon CT for it to ship on the same day.


Q: How much will I spend on business card printing?
A: You’ll spend about $15 total for 250 2” x 3.5” business cards made of 14 pt. cardstock. The larger your order quantity, the less you spend on each business card. For instance, an order of 1,000 2”x 3.5” 16 pt. cardstock business cards will cost $ 2.65 each. A lower quantity order of 250 pieces of the same type costs 7¢ each.


Q: Why should I print business cards with PrintPlace?
A: At PrintPlace, you can create political campaign business cards that showcase the brand of your candidate. Choose between two sturdy cardstock options that are tear-resistant. Print with premium coating options that emphasize the professionalism your candidate’s promise has to offer. Same-day printing is available for rush orders that need to be shipped on the same day.

Political Business Card Printing Layout Templates 

Download any of the available templates for your political candidate business cards. These ensure that your artwork has the correct format and size.

Tailor Your Political Business Card Printing to a Candidate’s Image

Your political candidate needs to stand out against the competition. He or she first needs a clear and well-defined brand before being marketed as the next majority vote. Note that your candidate's logo is not the brand. Branding entails analyzing your candidate's goals, beliefs, voice, and distinction against others. Once you clearly define a candidate's brand, you can make the messaging consistent even on the campaign business cards.

  • Be mindful of your font and color choice. These will determine if your marketing is consistent with the candidate's brand. You don't want to use a classic font for a younger candidate or dull colors for someone with a bolder stance.
  • Stay consistent in your messaging. How else are your other campaign printing materials designed? Look at how your business cards will appear next to them.
  • Consider your audience. Business cards aren't handed out to random supporters. Your candidate will take them to fundraisers and other related events. Make sure the materials and finish strengthen the impression you need to make on potential supporters.