Note Card Size
Note cards are the foundation of polite communication. From thank you cards, to client outreach, to event invitations, and more, note cards reinforce personal and professional connections.
When designing and printing your own note cards, you should first choose your preferred note card size. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the size options and terms such as A2, A6, and A7, vertical versus horizontal orientation, or flat versus folded cards, this is the article for you! Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about notecard size.
5 Types of Note Card Size
While there is no one standard note card size, there are a few popular sizes that printers can easily produce for you. Let’s get into it!
3x5 Note Card
A 3x5 note card is small but mighty. This is the size of a typical index card, so consider printing your own custom-made index cards for studying!
To make effective notecards for studying, print the back side of your 3x5 note card in a different color. This will help you differentiate and remember the contents of each side of the card.
A2 Note Card
A2 note cards are small enough to feel artisanal but large enough to be useful. A horizontal A2 note card is 5.5x4.25 inches, and a vertical one is 4.25x5.5 inches. This size is perfect for greeting cards and thank you cards.
4x6 Note Card
A 4 x 6 note card gives you some extra space to spread out. This size is perfect for recipe cards and event invitations. Printing on both sides of an unfolded card gives you even more space to add ingredient specifications, dress code explanations, or other important details.
A6 Note Card
A6 note cards give you space to include ample information without being overwhelming. A horizontal A6 card is 6.25x4.5 inches, and a vertical card is 4.5x6.25 inches.
This size is quite flexible, with the feel of a smaller card but with the ability to contain lots of information and design elements. An A6 note card works well for event invitations and holiday cards.
A7 Note Card
A7 note cards are the largest of the bunch. At 5x7 inches for a vertical card and 7x5 inches for a horizontal card, this note card size gives you the ability to say everything you want to say.
In addition to personal cards, this size is perfect for save the date cards. You can include lots of text and images, letting you go into detail about an event or client opportunity.
Flat and Folded Note Cards
In addition to all the information above, you can also choose between flat and folded note cards. Flat note cards can be printed in color on the front and back, the back side can be printed in black ink, or the back side can be blank.
If you want to include a lot of information in your card, or if you tend to write long notes, consider printing on a folded card, which will give you twice the amount of writing space.
Horizontal and Vertical Note Cards
All note cards have either a horizontal or a vertical orientation.
Horizontal note cards, also called landscape note cards, are wider than they are tall. These types of cards are perfect for horizontal designs, which can include a business logo, artwork, or—you guessed it!—a landscape. A folded horizontal note card opens from the bottom.
Vertical note cards, or portrait note cards, are taller than they are wide. They are appropriate for vertical designs, such as event invitations or photographs. A folded vertical note card opens from the right, just like a book.
ZoePrint Can Print Your Note Cards!
Hopefully now you have a better understanding of note card size. When you’re ready to print your own note cards, ZoePrint is here to help! We’re happy to advise you about note card sizes, and we can print and ship your cards typically within two days of your order. We can even design your card for you! Order your own note cards or receive a custom quote today.