Typography or the use of fonts is undoubtedly one of the major components of a professional business card design. The accuracy, precision and balance of geometric forms of a particular font can give your card an elegant, which in turn effectively sends the message in a very convenient way. However, quality fonts also means additional costs as many professional good-looking fonts sell at around $50. It is okay to invest in quality fonts that you intend to use many times. However, there are fonts that you will probably use only once and making an investment of $50 is just quite high for a single font.
Unknown to many, there are actually hundred even thousands of free fonts that you can use. All you need to do is search for them. To help you save time in searching for them and give you more time doing your current projects, we decided to list them down here.
In this selection we are happy to present ten quality fonts that you can use in designing professional-looking business cards. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts — the license can change from time to time.
Steiner is the best font to use if you want to create a modern business card that reinforces a modern image for your business. Steiner has an up-to-date feel combined with an easy-to-read letter forms for a smooth design.
A very calm, serious and impressive sans-serif free font from Garage Fonts’ District family. This free front is perfect for corporate business cards. The font is available as Mac Postscript, Mac TrueType, PC Postscript, PC Truetype and OpenType.
Special attention was given to character spacing to obtain a homogenic appearance. With its relatively large x-height the Delicious can be used for text in smaller point sizes. Thus, you can use this free font for details such as address and telephone numbers in your business cards.
Calluna is a serious typeface that you can use for professional and corporate looking business cards. Calluna comes in 8 styles: 5 weights and 3 italics. Calluna supports a very wide range in languages and is a very complete OpenType typeface.
05-Geo Sans Light
If you are looking for an alternative to Steiner (please see font #1), then Geo Sans Light is an alternative. It has a very sleek and modern look that’s perfect for creating ultra modern business cards.
If you need a classic serif font, you may want to consider Justus. It features a full symbol set available, as well as a variety of bold and italic versions, in addition to the normal letters and numerals included in most free fonts. While Justus offers a conservative look, the typeface is also clean and elegant.
If you want a lighter serif font than Justus, Imperator may be an ideal font for you to use. This free font also comes in different weights and features a complete typeface, including letters, numerals, punctuation and a few symbols.
08-Storm Type News
Storm Type news is designed to create a typeface that enables “a smooth flow of information in the reader’s eye.” This is ideal if you plan to include substantial amount of texts in your business cards.
09 -Day Roman
In digitizing this typeface, attention was mainly given to duplicate the technical imperfections of 16th century printing, which have been lost with today’s technologies.
Add a sweeping flourish to logos in your business cards with this script typeface that includes some alternate characters for variety. This is perfect for creating logos for wedding and flower shop businesses.