Could business cards become 3D in the future?

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Online print manufacturer instantprint says the future of business cards could be 3D, revolutionising the standard paper business card.

Combining expert interviews with research into recent technological developments, instantprint have made conceptual predictions on future integrations of technology and print.

Joseph Flynt, owner of 3D Insider, said: ‘‘I think some business cards could be 3D printed in the future. This would make them extremely unique and completely customisable. This will become more likely as 3D printers become more common in people’s homes.’’

The predictions of business cards of the future were varied, but a key theme remained: physical cards would be the driver of new communication technologies. Whether it’s a smart chip activating an immediate profile exchange on a website, or a business card set to remind customers of an upcoming boiler service date, everything starts from a printed card.

James Kinsella, Co-Founder of instantprint, said of the campaign: “As a forward-thinking team and the UK’s fastest-growing online printer, we’re proud to be at the forefront of our industry as technology continues to advance. As the digital and physical worlds continue to merge, we are starting to see technology integrate with printed marketing materials such as business cards.

We’re looking forward to what the future has in store for print and seeing how SME’s can use this ground breaking technology to engage with their customers.”