Kraft paper business cards are popping up all over the place. My local print shop is featuring them big time on their website right now, and I find myself handed them quite frequently at networking events of late. I’ve scoured the web and curated a little selection of my favourites. Hopefully they get the creative juices flowing in all the designers out there. For the rest of us, may they serve as an inspiration the next time you need to order up a batch!
Kraft Paper Business Cards for We Made This
These business cards are a matt silver foil on Kapok – a 100% recycled 500gsm kraft board. Designed for We Made This.
Letterpress beauties for Brandcrafted of Beautiful British Columbia! (That’s a lot of B’s)
Violet Tchalakov – Graphic Designer
Inspired by old ticket stubs, she designed and letter pressed her own on chipboard.
D James Goodwin
Printed on a thick craft stock with two rounded corners to give them a unique look.
Anju SF – Karen Baksi
Karen Baksi’s business cards are a custom letterpress design printed onto kraft stock. The cards were created by LUCKY 8 LETTERPRESS, a design & print studio based in San Francisco, California.
Heidi Mefferd – Graphic Designer
Unique identity design for two color business card on kraft chipboard.
Unique minimalist business cards for Yaerisong.
TAM Cargo is a leader in the cargo transport business in Brazil. This design transforms the traditional business card into a funny and unusual object, a little box used for transporting cargo air.
These letterpress business cards are two color and printed on 80# kraft paper.
Mestre Cervejeiro translates to “brewmaster” in English. Looks to be kraft paper with sticker, screen printed & die-cut with some edge-staining.
From the designer:
Here is a another great DJ business card for Eva Hsu from Taiwan. Her work revolves around music, therefore I decided to create a more vintage and fun style. The play, pause and stop button reflects to cassette buttons. The speak button reflects who she is and what she does, use her voice to communicate to an audience.
The back side I decide to create a minimal cassette outline, not overdone because I want to keep the kraft stock, tactile aesthetics. The important information is highlighted in yellow to make it stand out and make an impression.
Sarah Powers Media
The kraft stock is super-thick and the green and black colors Sarah chose work really well. Rounding the corners also helps to match the playfulness of the design which is even found in her contact information.
The logo is printed in a series of bright and fluorescent colors on French Paper muscletone kraft for a modern feel with a bit of a punch.
Adam & Eve
These beauties were also featured in a previous post on letterpress business cards.
For all those who love business cards, until the next post you can stay inspired by checking out this post featuring black business cards. If letterpress is more your thing, read this post from the archives and make sure to watch the accompanying video.