A Zed Card, also called a composite card, a z card, or a model card is a marketing tool for models and occasionally used by Actors. They serve as the latest and best of a model's portfolio and are used as a 'business card'.
Zed Cards are a compilation of images on one card with a name, agency information, measurements and contact information. They are full color, typically 5.5" x 8.5 " and are generally printed on a matte card stock. Models often use them for castings and modeling work applications. Typically the strongest picture is used as the main large picture on the front and the back will have a variety of different looks, most frequently four. Usually included on the back is a full length shot, a close-up "beauty shot" and two other looks, one of which is often a swimsuit
shot. The photos are almost always retouched to remove imperfections of the skin, fly away hairs, etc.