The standard dimensions for a printed business card are 3.5 x 2 inches. That is the finished card size. Many printed designs include bleed. The "bleed area" is an extra 1/8 inch of space for design elements or backgrounds that extend beyond the finished size of your piece. A business card design with bleed is printed slightly oversized and then cut down to size, giving the appearance that the printing "bleeds" off the edge of the card, rather than having white borders. The size of a business card that includes bleed is 3.75 x 2.25. The cards will then be cut down to 3.5 x 2 so make sure nothing it too close to the edge.