Business card holder styles range from open desktop models to cases that close with latches, and common styles include the black metal mesh holder, the single compartment holder and decorative metal case. Business card binders with plastic card sheets are useful for storing numerous cards collected from business associates. One plastic card sheet can hold up to 10 business cards per side, and the sheets are inserted into a three ring binder for easy viewing.
Some business card holders designed for desktop use resemble miniature stands, as cards fit snugly into one side of the holder. There are rectangle-shaped desktop business card holders made of clear plastic, smoky colored plastic, black wood or leather. Multiple-level business card holders are ideal for office reception areas where visitors are welcome to take a card. These holders typically feature four rows and come in various sizes. Portable business card holders are small enough to easily fit into a pocket and are used for handing out cards on the go.
The leather card holder is a classic style that features a smooth or embossed surface. Resembling a small wallet, the leather card carrier features a fold-over flap that secures the cards. Alternatively, hard card cases tend to be of rugged design and feature a closing mechanism that uses a latch or magnet.