4 Crazy Uses for Plastic Business Cards

By August 7, 2014Business Cards
Plastic Business Cards

Plastic Business Cards are Redefining Cool

Comparing plastic business cards to paper business cards is like comparing Batman to Superman or cake to ice cream – there’s no clear winner. Individually, they are their own unique breed of awesomeness.

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But plastic business cards do carry a certain advantage. For starters, they’re more durable than paper business cards. They’re waterproof, wrinkle proof, and tear proof. Basically, they’re indestructible.

On top of that, they look stellar. They’re sleek, shiny, and striking. They definitely have an edge over other standard business cards.

Instead of listing all the reasons why plastic business cards rule (I mean, they kind of speak for themselves), I thought I’d give you a rundown on all the amazing, innovative ways you can use them in addition to networking purposes. With these nifty little pieces of plastic, networking will be the last thing on your mind.

 Here are 4 nontraditional ways to use plastic business cards that will totally blow your mind.

1. To scrape ice off of a car

Thanks to their thickness and waterproof exterior, plastic business cards are perfect for getting the icy layer off of your car on winter mornings. On the flip side, if you’re from a sunshine city like Scottsdale where ice isn’t an issue, plastic business cards can also be great tools to help keep the sun out of your eyes. Either way, they’re small enough to fit in your pocket, so you can be prepared for any type of weather no matter where you are geographically.

2. As a bookmark

Can you say “tailor made?” The shape and size of plastic business cards make them a book’s best friend. On top of that, they’re sleek enough to slip in and out of books with no effort at all.

3. As a mini hand fan

Need air conditioning on the go, but don’t want to lug around a big, bulky fan? Why not try a portable plastic business card instead? These little guys will create excellent airflow and won’t tire your arm due to their lightweight design.

4. As a refrigerator decoration

If Printing Solutions, a printing company in Scottsdale, AZ, designs your business cards, you can be sure they will be a marketing masterpiece. Show them off by displaying them on your refrigerator as unique decorations. They’ll add personality and pizazz to an otherwise ordinary space.

Who knew all of the out-of-the-box ways you could use plastic business cards? Although they are obviously multi-functional, there’s nothing wrong with using them the way they were intended: as good old fashioned marketing pieces. In fact, some people prefer it!

With choices of clear, white, or frosted as well as options to add a spot UV or silk finish, plastic business cards are anything but ordinary.

Andrew Pinch

About Andrew Pinch

Andrew has been working in the print industry since 2003, working in prepress, management, and ultimately owner of print shops, including Printing Solutions of Tempe, Arizona. See Andrew's LinkedIn Profile here.