The average business card size in cm (centimeters) is 8.9 x 5.1. In inches this is 3.5 x 2. In millimeters (mm) the size will be 88.9 x 50.8. Measurements are usually given in inches or millimeters. Centimeters are rarely used. These standards are for the US and Canada. The standard dimensions used in other countries are given below.
In Slovenia, Belgium Switzerland, Italy and many European countries, the standard size is 3.346 x 2.165 inches / 85 x 55 mm. In Australia, Denmark, Vietnam and Taiwan, it is 3.54 x 2.165 inches / 90 x 55 mm. Business cards in Japan are 3.582 x 2.165 inches / 91 x 55 mm.
In Hong Kong, China and Singapore, the dimensions are 3.543 x 2.125 / 90 x 54 mm. In Iran it is 3.346 x 1.889 inches / 85 x 48 mm. In many eastern European countries, the size is 3.543 x 1.968 inches / 90 x 50 mm. As you can see, few use the average business card size in cm.
These cards hold information about the person carrying it. They also contain data about the company the person works for. These cards are usually given during formal meetings, but they can also be handed out anywhere, anytime.
The card will have the name of the person and the company they work for. The company logo is usually on it too. Contact info will be provided. This may include website, email address, fax number, phone number, cell phone number, street addresses and so on. Additional information may come in the form of tax codes and bank accounts.
Design and Construction
The most basic cards have black text set on a white background. Contemporary cards have flashier designs. These are printed on card stock. However, the visual appearance and mode of printing varies. Most business cards in the US are made from 350 g/m2 (density) stock. High-end cards with no images are made using spot color printing.
The two-color process is used on cards with color and images. Printing cards have become cheaper thanks to digital printers. Companies can now produce these cards in batches at very low cost. Even home printers are capable of making professional quality business cards.
It is true that not all countries use average business card size in cm. But the differences are minimal. This is to ensure the cards can fit in wallets easily.