Printable Business Cards
One of the easiest ways to save money in your business is to print your own business cards. The best part is they can be fully customized to fit not only your needs but also your taste. It is easier than you might think to make your own cards here are some pictures you might want to use on your card and some great tips and ideas to get the business card you want for the price you want.
Stretching the advertising budget to include business cards is one of the best ways to help your business grow. One thing I would definitely not want to be caught without in any business that's for sure.
Standard Cut Size is about 3.5 × 2 in (89 × 51 mm) but I have seen a lot of great cards that are different sizes.
1. I am making templates you can just take to word or a program of choice to edit.
2. You can copy the photo layout and place your picture of choice in the right corner or middle of your template which ever you chose for your picture placement.
3. Add your contact text with your text editor such as word or the program you like best
4. Print your personalized business cards.
5. Last you can use a cutter to easily cut out all your cards. I think at an office supply store or super center the cutters cost around $10.00.
When I had my business I made business cards for my business as well as for a good friend of mine who was also in business. When went out of business and so did they not a good average I know but now I make Auction listings and brochures for other businesses now I am passing on some great tips as well a few custom picture ideas to help other business owners save some money too.
In toady's economy there are many business owner who find they have no advertising budget which as we all know in business market presence is half the battle. The best thing about making your own business cards is the fact you have complete design control. There are many programs out there that can help you achieve your goal of having a great business card. I use a few different programs to achieve this as most programs do not include all the options i need to better customize my business cards.
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Comon Business Card Pictures
Here are some free pictures to chose from to get started. Just chose the picture of choice that best suites your business. Use your word or another editing software program, place your business card template into the program. Now add your text to each card. Then add your picture. Line up the pictures and text. Now print your cards. It is great to be able to make your own cards and then save the template so you can print them any time you wish for a fraction of the cost.
I added a few things to this free stock photo and I also erased a few things as well to customize this photo. I used paint to do the erasing it seems to work more quickly then other programs for this feature in my humble opinion. Then I used my old tried and true print shop program I have loved for so many years. It is a handy program for making business cards because you can select the exact size of the business cards you are making. I have also at times used the picture of the business card boxes in word that seems to work well also.
You can chose a basic picture from the free pictures I have provided here or use your own to customize your own business cards. I like to play with layout I will try to find my lay out for BAT Mechanical to show you one of my favorite layouts of all time.
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