Telford, PA (PressExposure) September 25, 2009 -- Are you ready to make your first professional business card? Business card printing is for all. You just need to be ready and to know the steps on how to create your own personal business cards.
To be ready for it, you have to do a few initial things to make sure that the design is well thought of and well made.
Below is a small checklist that I use to check my concepts and design to prepare the way for the printing process. Try to use this list as well to make sure you are ready to create the design for your very first professional business card.
1. A proper business image concept: The first thing that you need to decide on your own is the business image that you want to show. This is basically your own view of yourself as a businessperson. You must decide if you want to look professional, creative, stable, dynamic or any other good business trait. Establishing this is important since this will color the way your cards are designed.
2. Properly composed information: It is also good to collect and refine the information that you need such as contact numbers, titles and even company information that should help you create. By collecting all this data early on, you can lessen all the secondary research involved as the layout process itself is happening. Make sure of course that all information is in the right format with formal sounding text.
3. Important images: Try also to get the important images that you need in high resolution. This can be something like your company's logo or the project mascot. It might also be a special symbol or maybe even your own picture that is significant with your business personality. Whatever the case, it is important to get these images as soon as possible so that you will not need to go back to taking pictures when you do start the printing process.
4. A template you like: You may also need a template. Templates help you prepare your business card design by giving a nice foundation from which to build your own layout. It provides the right dimensions, guidelines and layouts that should make the design process very smooth.
5. Appropriate preferences for the features: You should also think about your preferences in terms of features. For example, you should know if you want thick paper or standard paper for your business card.
Do you need moisture resistant coatings, special inks and other added design features to make your design very personal? Once you have a list of your preferences, you should be able to easily tell this to your business card printer so that all the features you want is added correctly.
6. Affordable printer service: Finally, it never hurts to scout early and find an affordable printing service. By having a printer ready, you should be able to consult with them about the proper dimensions, file formats and settings that your business card draft needs to make it work in printing. This should lessen all the editing and revisions that you might experience once you send your designs for online printing.
Great! If you have all these elements ready, then more or less you should be able to create your first professional business card with relative ease indeed. You can now start designing and printing. Good Luck!