Choosing the right fonts for your business cards is one of the most important parts of their design. To make your business cards look professional and attractive, you need to choose the perfect font, which clearly links to your company and its image.


With this post, we aim to give you an overview of the 10 Best Fonts that we have come across for business cards, in case you’re looking for some inspiration.


Before we look at the selected fonts though, let’s brainstorm a bit about why you should put thought into font selection.



Why is picking the right font for your business cards so important?


Even though a font might seem innocent and not worth thinking about too much, it actually has sizeable consequences in terms of the impact generated by your business cards. As we all know, business cards are an essential personal marketing tool, used to acquire and build relationships. Of course, when you talk to a new acquaintance and extend them your business card, you want to leave a strong impression and you want to be remembered later on.


As an integral part of your business cards’ design, the font that you choose will contribute in a certain way to that first impression. The danger is that your business card contains a font that is completely out of line with your business, your pitch, or the values/image that your company represents. It’s no secret that certain fonts have a clear image attached to them e.g. Comic Sans is not a font that denotes the highest degree of professionalism. Similarly, if you’re supposed to represent a state-of-the-art tech start up, Times New Roman might be the wrong font for you.


So how do you pick a font?


1.It depends on your positioning, and your line of business

The line of business or industry that you are in, kind of sets soft boundaries in terms of fonts that are appropriate or not for your company. We say soft boundaries, because in the end it mostly depends on your positioning within your field. Just because you’re a company in a super traditional industry such as iron melting, you could still go for a modern and disruptive design (and fonts) if you are positioned as a company that wants to do things differently or focuses on innovation.


However, the industry does set some boundaries. For example, as a graphic designer or design agency, you can take a lot more liberties with business card designs than say, an accountant or banker. That is because for design agencies, design is their trading good, their bread and butter. They need to be creative, daring, stand out, and craft a strong and unique image. That is not as much the case for every other business.


Bottomline is, before you start on the design of your business cards, you need to think about your company’s positioning and its image. Your business cards should reflect that image and reinforce it, so that your business card becomes a physical extension of you, your company, its values, and its image. That, friends, is how you get remembered.



2. It depends on your position

So, the first part is clear: you need to print business cards that reflect and reinforce your company’s image. But you can personalise cards further based on your position. For example, it would only make sense that a company’s graphic designers and sales executives have business cards that look slightly different. The emphasis here is on ’slightly’ though!


As a company/brand, you need to project a consistent image, so you cannot create different designs that are completely unrelated. However, what you can do is create designs that are aligned on the company/brand’s central positioning and design language, and personalise the design based on your employees’ positions. This applies to fonts as well: you can change them slightly, as long as all the different business card designs in your company are still bound by a common underlying design.



Now that you know what to keep in mind when selecting a font, it’s time to go through our selection of the 10 Best fonts for your cards:


    1. 1. Tahoma

    2. 2. Century Gothic

    3. 3. Bell MT

    4. 4. Nella Sue Demo

    5. 5 TW Cen MT

    6. 6. Edwardian Script

    7. 7. Baskerville Old Face

    8. 8. Felix Titling

    9. 9. Stencil

    10. 10. Futura


1.Tahoma

Download Font Tahoma


Tahoma font was created by Matthew Carter for Microsoft. It has always been used on business cards and is kind of a go-to choice for designers.


Download "Tahoma Font Here"



2. Century Gothic

Download Font Century Gothic


The Century Gothic font is a spaciously modern update to a mid-century design. This can look so very good on business cards, and can complete your design perfectly.


"Download Century Gothic here"



3. Bell MT

Download Font Bell MT


Bell or Bell MT was designed by English punchcutter, Richard Austin in 1788. The Bell typeface has a precise appearance that features stylish contrasts between thick and thin strokes.


"Download Bell MT here"



4. Nella Sue Demo

Download Font Nella Sue Demo


The Nella Sue Demo font was designed by Jenna Sue. It’s such a sweet and soft handwritten typeface, that it is great to give a very personal, and almost intimate touch.


"Download Nella Sue Demo here"



5. Twentieth Century MT

Download Font Twentieth Century MT


This font was designed by Sol Hess for Lanston Monotype in 1937. It looks very nice on business cards, especially as a bold headline, and it works wonders on sleek business cards designs.


"Download Twentieth Century MT here"



6. Edwardian Script

Download Font Edwardian Script


The Edwardian Script font was designed by Edward Benguiat in 1994. This beautiful handwritten can add a great touch to your name on the cover of your business cards. BTW, it will also look great on your wedding cards


"Download Edwardian Script here"



7. Baskerville Old Face

Download Baskerville Old Face


This font is typically used by Beauty and Wellness companies because it looks extremely elegant and luxurious by itself.


"Download Baskerville Old Face here"



8. Felix Titling

Download Font Felix Titling


This font looks very sharp and sleek, and actually looks quite similar to Baskerville Old Face. In a nutshell, Felix Titling will make your business cards look more high-end, clean, and high quality.


"Download Felix Titling here"



9. Stencil

Download Font Stencil


The Stencil was created by R. Hunter Middleton in 1937. It consists of only capital letters with rounded edges and thick main strokes. This font is mainly used for name title on business cards. The big font and the designed gaps always get noticed by people.


"Download Stencil here"



10. Futura

Download Font Futura


The Futura font has often been used for kinds of printed matter, because it consists of near-perfect circles, triangles and squares. It is based on strokes of near-even weight, which are low in contrast and make it easier for people to read.


"Download Futura here"



There you have it, that was the Zenprint selection of the 10 best fonts for your business cards. There are a lot more fonts, so even though we like our selection, you can always find more on any of the popular font download websites.