Hand Printed Business Cards

Hand Printed Business Cards

Exchanging business cards can be unexciting, but adding a little flair can make it a moment to remember. Grab a handful of your business cards and get to work breaking the ice.

Guide lines
Ready, Steady, Go!

Place the information side of your business cards facing downwards, so it looks like you’re flipping through blank cards.


Looks like I need to print new business cards… these don’t have any of my details.

Lend me your ears

As per the photos, place the card on your fingertips - blank side down – then curl your hand around and push the card out with your thumb.

Show the person how you run it through your hand printer and nothing happens.


Check it out, I’m trying to print some now.

Nothing will happen, just a blank card will be produced.

Seal the Deal and Reveal

When you want to actually ‘print’ the card, place it on your palm instead of fingertips, curl your fingertips inwards and turn over your hand.


Here we go… the printer’s warmed up.

Make a typing motion on the back of your hand as you push the card through your hand with your thumb - the side with the information will ‘print’ out of your hand.

Some extra lines you can try

  • I’ve got to hand it to you, my card that is.
  • Just needed to add a new printer cartridge.
  • That’s one handy contraption.
Alternative ending

Ask them for their business cards and show them how you can print out their cards as well.


If you run low on business cards, just give me a call.

Anticipated responses and retorts

Can you print me some cold cash?

I can probably produce for you an IOU – will that be ok?

Is that what you mean by a hand job?

Hey, this is all above board – keep it clean.

Can you print me a batch of a 100 cards?

Very funny. One at a time until we upgrade the CPU.
Good follow ups
When & where
When to use it
  • When you want to hand out a business card.
  • When you want to leave people wanting more.
  • When you want to get people talking.
Where to use it
  • customer visits
  • conferences
  • informal gatherings
  • cocktail parties
Getting ready
Items required
  • Business cards – they should be blank on one side (which is quite standard)
  • Have a few, clean, non-grubby business cards on hand, and you are all set.
Training required
  • Practice this in the mirror a couple of times and you will be a card printing master.
Watch out (potential unexpected effects)
  • You may be handing out a lot of business cards – be prepared.

type type

Do It Yourself (DIY)

material material

business cards

size size

they are typically in your jacket pocket

durability durability

as long as your hands are clean you can print and print and print

source source

the ether

time to impact time to impact

pretty much there and then

size of audience size of audience

one-on-one or a small group

possible health risk possible health risk

full steam ahead

reusable how many times you can use it

many times

training needed training needed

try this on your own first to get the feel of it

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