Business card design
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Problem: How to get a print-ready business card design?
What if we are not among big companies that can hire talented but costlier graphic designers? What if we need a very straight task of basic business card design? But we don’t know any specialized software to create it string purpose.
Why isn’t it so easy to design business cards online for print?
Designing for printing objective is done on Vector design software like
3. Adobe Illustrator etc.
These are techniques to learn and hard to use for new users when the purpose is rare or light like designing business cards. Designing on browser based on its tools has its limitations. Web2print companies worldwide including us (www.inkprint.in) are continuously working to solve this problem by offering many design items We are working hard to enable users to create printable design files. Some very old companies are having thousands of ready-made business card design templates too but most of the users found them so generic or are disappointed because of almost in the flexibility of changing and placement of elements.
Option 1: Canva.com
There is a very good and easy-to-use tool called Canva. There are easy-to-customize templates of business card design available where anyone can design business cards for free. There is a huge collection of images, icons & templates (plenty of them are free). This is our favorite tool and we recommend it for small and medium companies for their small and daily design needs.
How to Download printable file from Canva?
While downloading a printable file from Canva, you need to check advance options and select Publish with crop marks & Bleed. Then click on PDF: for Print
We don’t have any association with Canva.com but we share a mission of empowering people for better design.
Option 2: Brother Creative Center
They allow you to design online and let you download a print-ready file but we could not find any option of adding bleed. This may be a good option when you need to print only a few cards at home.
Option 3: businesscardstar.com
It is also a good option to design your business card design here & this site gives you print-ready files with cut marks & bleed but you will have to pay for that.
In our opinion, Canva is the best choice from an easiness and usability perspective.
Are you starting or already running business or marketing, It always comes as challenging question: How to make a brochure? Here are some tips to start! Brochures are brilliant marketing tool to inform your prospects about your organizations and offerings. Neither your sale person can share all the details about your offerings nor can client retain all the information. Clients need some literature for future reference that flyers or pocket folders cannot fulfill. Apart from sharing information, a premium and attractive brochure also creates a good impression about your business. Hence we should not compromise with design or print quality of brochures. If you are planning to Print brochures, your main focus should be on visuals and content format.
Creative and eye-catching images and background are very important to make an attractive brochure. Though, prime purpose of brochure is sharing information, attractive visual effects are also necessary to make your brochure readable and self explanatory. If your brochure is not attractive, your brochure would not be read properly. Brochure cannot be a novel kind literature. It should not be dull and boring. Even if your offerings or information that you want to share are very technical, you should invest enough time and money in developing required images and design, to make attractive visuals for your brochure.
Content lay-out also plays crucial role in making a brochure readable. Properly designed and structured content lay-out increases readability. You can have certain patterns in your content layout to help your reader in understanding your offering easily and quickly. Use enough headings and subheadings. You should list-down all the key information that you want to include in your brochure and share the same with designer. In some brochure designs, we observed background images make content very difficult to read and distract readers. Always prefer to have simple and decent background; else use font color according to your background.
Brochure is one of the most expensive print marketing materials and can help you in deal closing and to bring leads in future. Stunning visuals, appropriate content structure and premium printing can help you in making your Brochure simple and elegant.
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