Matte Business Cards
Make a strong impression with the original feel-good paper stock.
- 2 paper weight options: 300 or 360 gsm
- 3 shape options
- 2 corner options: square or rounded
- Vivid, full-colour printing
- Feels like: Varnished front & silky back
A true classic never goes out of style – a point well proven by matte business cards. This paper stock continues to be among our most popular year after year, and it’s easy to see why: The shine-free paper absorbs more ink, making it a great option for big, colourful designs.
Ready to create your matte card? Start by picking your card size (standard, slim, square) and paper weight (300 gsm standard or 360 gsm premium). Then explore our assortment of full-colour designs and add your custom details. (If you have your own design already, you can use our easy upload.) Your cards will arrive looking polished, professional and ready to get noticed.
To make sure your printed product looks its best, please review our bleed, trim and safety area info to the right.
Bleed (Red Line): Your background should reach this line. This helps to prevent white lines from appearing along the edges.
Trim (Solid Blue Line): This line shows the expected edges.
Safe Area (Dotted Grey Line): Any text and images need to fit within this box.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will my design look on matte paper?
A: Different paper stocks best complement certain kinds of designs. Matte paper is an especially good choice if your design features vibrant designs with a lot of ink – the paper absorbs the ink especially well, so your design will look all the more vibrant and rich. If your design uses very crisp, fine lines, you may want to consider another paper stock, as fine lines can sometimes bleed.
Q: What’s the difference between paper weights? Should I choose a standard or premium paper for my matte business cards?
A: Our matte cards come in two paper weights – standard (300 gsm) and premium (360 gsm). Standard matte cards have a silk-coated front and back, while premium cards have a special matte varnish on the front side. We typically recommend standard matte cards for high-volume distribution – trade shows, events or package inserts. For more personal, one-on-one interactions, we’d recommend our premium paper.
Q: Can I get rounded corners on my matte business cards?
A: Yes. When you choose our standard card size, you have the option of crisp, 90-degree corners or 6-mm rounded corners.
Q: Which card size would you recommend for me and my business?
A: For most people, choosing between our sizes – standard, square and slim – is a matter of preference. That said, there are a few things you can consider pick a card size that matches your business personality. Standard cards (85 x 55 mm) are the traditional and most familiar, and well complement timeless, classic card designs. Square cards (65 x 65 mm) are fresh and bold, especially popular among creative professionals interested in conveying an innovative, edgy style. Slim cards (85 x 40 mm) are sleeker, the middle ground between classic and contemporary – while this shape adds a unique touch of visual interest, it still fits in standard business card holders.
Q: Can I request a custom size for my card?
A: Not at this time.
Q: Can I print on the back of my matte business card?
A: Yes. You can choose from our one- or two-sided printing options.