Did you know that printing business cards from home is a great way to make personalized stationery for your business that can save you some cash? Printable business cards are available both online and in stores in a wide selection of color and designs. By designing and printing your own business cards, you can make impressive stationery for your business contacts that is personally representative of your company.
Printable business cards are usually found in the form of micro-perforated 8.5”x11” sheets with 10 cards per sheet. By printing sheets of business cards and separating them after printing, you can save a large amount of time, particularly when printing business cards in bulk. The cards can feature a matte or glossy finish for visual appeal as well as a number of pre-printed embellishments such as embossing, foil bordering, patterns for holidays and more. Before you plan out your digital business card design, make sure to choose the specific set of printable business cards you’d like to use. Cards with a pre-printed design may not feature a traditional straight alignment, and may also reduce the amount of space on your card. However, design business cards eliminate some of the design work on your part to make for a speedy design process.
It is easiest to use printable business cards with a pre-made template. Many times, you will find these online offered by printable stationery retailers. For instance, Geographics.com offers free business card templates that are workable in MS Word. All you need to do is download the file and then type in the text for your cards within the designated guidelines. By using ready-made Word templates, you can also easily incorporate digital embellishments such as a company logo into your cards. Play around with various fonts, colors and alignments to create a professional design that best represents your business.
There are also many design programs available that can help you design your business cards with more thorough design tools. Although design software for business cards can be costly, the advantage is that the program walks you through the design process, gives you access to a variety of creative tools and ideally provides for a simple printing process. The iClickPrint Design Center offered by Geographics.com is a web-based design program that is free to use for Geographics customers.
Whatever method you choose, using printable business cards gives you the opportunity to portray your business in the way you feel is best. DIY and save!