We use colors to make our designs interesting. However, there are times when the absence of color can make our designs elegant and beautiful. Just check out these 25 white and minimalist business cards and be totally amazed how simple designs can appear pretty awesome. The business cards featured in this post are printed on white paper stock using the printing process called letterpress. Blind (or inkless) embossing is also common among these letterpressed business cards. To know more about each design, such as information about the printer and cost of printing a similar card, just click on the preview images provided below.
A close up of Fuse Design logo. This business card is foiled blocked in a clear foil and printed on GF Smith Colorplan cool grey 540gsm.
02-Blind Letterpressed Business cards by Jacob Ward
These cards have a heavy blind (inkless) letterpress impression on one side and black ink on the other.
03-A Narrow Elegant Business Card
These cards were letterpress printed with 2 ink colors on each side. The cards also have a heavy blind letterpress impression graphic on both sides.
04-Beautiful Blind Impression Business Card
The typographic design is nice and bold, making the blind (inkless) impression really stand out. These business cards do something that does take an extra production step – heavy impression on both sides that lines up from side to side.
05-Marshall Kappel Studio
These cards have a heavy blind (inkless) letterpress impression designed by Eric Kass
06-Gustavo Letterpressed Business Cards
Gustavo’s letterpress cards are double sided and feature a blind deboss of “GUSTAVO” on one side and his contact information on the other side. The blind deboss was done with transparent white which makes the paper one shade darker.
07-Michael Blewitt – Business Cards
From Dolce Press: “We used a blind debossed design in the background and used the negative space to create a shadowing effect. With the name nice and large, we used some blue ink to add some color and pop to his contact information. They were printed on 110lb cotton paper, which is a great weight for business cards.”
08-Aeris Aviation Embossed (Front)
These cards were letterpressed, embossed, duplexed, and die-cut business cards especially for Aeris Aviation.
The cards (printed on 600gsm paper) feature a blind deboss pattern on the front, silver ink on the back with orange colored edges and rounder corners.
10-Justin Belcher Business Cards
These cards were designed by Justin Belcher and Printed by Dolce Press. The negative space was actually pressed on these cards, allowing the image to be raised (kind of a faux emboss).
11-Business Card Bryon Darby
Business card design of photographer Bryon Darby, beautiful letterpress, white. Printed by The Mandate Press.
12-Trimmed and fanned
These are letterpressed business cards for photographer Amanda Lucier.
A letterpressed minimalist business cards for a professional photographer.
14-Reddy Or Knot Business Card
These business cards made use of two color letterpress printing, one special-mix Pantone ink and blind impression.
Paper Stock: Stocky Weights, Process Blanks.
15-Whit and whit-out
The results from the letterpress workshop. Personal business cards using the typeface Clarendon at 36 points with color and without, printed on 220lb Crane & Co. Pearl White Lettra paper.
16-Germaine Chong Business Card
A minimalist business card with blind embossing by SILNT.
17-Cinq Partners – Business Card
These business cards were letterpressed by The Mandate Press in Utah. Paper: Neenah Neutech 160# Bright White;
Typefaces used: Sentinel and Museo Sans.
18-Letterpress business card for odontologist
Letterpress business card for young dental professional. Deep debossed graphite coloured frame creates the impression of embossed teeth that is a handsome accent.Designed and printed by elegantepress.com on 100% cotton “radiant white” 300 gsm paper stock.
19-Stage Right Business Cards
Blind debossing was the process used for the logo but instead of pressing the text, the image was reversed so that it would be puffed out of the paper similar to the look of embossing.
20-Jason Lindsey Business Card
These cards used 2 color letterpress printing, one special-mix Pantone ink and blind impression with rounded corners.
Paper Stock: Stocky Weights, Graphic Cover board.
21-Duplex Letterpress Business Cards
A clean design of slab serif type in grey ink and debossed logo. Deboss is letterpress printing but with no ink and creates a superbly tactile finish. The card is white front and grey back, sandwiched together to create a striking effect that works with the design.
22-Letterpressed business card for Sara Montour
These business cards were letterpress printed on handmade, plantable seeded paper. Two inks + transparent white were used to create this effect.
23-Maylin Brito business cards.
These cards were letterpress printed in black and blind on 110# bright white cotton paper.
Justine is a very high end wedding and portrait photographer in Los Angeles CA. She needed a card that reflected her very fashion forward and modern style. They were printed by Anemone Letterpress.
25-Legendary Realty Business Card
These duplex business cards with two rounded corners were letterpress printed on a heavy 220# cotton paper which allowed for a heavy impression on both sides while minimizing bruising.