Telford, PA (PressExposure) October 28, 2009 -- Are you planning to print business cards on your own? Well a lot of resources out there are available for people who want to do their own printing activity.
So do not worry. In this guide, I will tell you about the common sources of materials and templates for business card printing that you can easily acquire. Let us start off with common office applications.
â¢ Office applications - Office suites such as Microsoft Office or OpenOffice is a great resource for business card printing. Most of these office applications have business card templates that you can easily use and print. While of course these templates are not really the cream of the crop in terms of layouts, they still represent a good and decent start for the designs. Just use the office applications business card wizard or its many business card templates to get you started with your designs.
â¢ Online templates - Beyond office applications though, the Internet also has a variety of resources that you can tap. One of the most common of these is the online templates that people can download from printing companies. These templates are usually very useful since they can come in all sorts of standard sizes and file formats. If you do your research right, you can usually get a nice layout format from a template in the right file format for your desktop publishing software. It is best to download and use the templates that come from websites to be sure that they are clean and virus free.
â¢ Foreign and exotic layouts - You should also try looking at foreign or other exotic business card layouts as a good source of inspiration. Foreign ones can be a bit different since the dimensions and the language varies. For example, in Chinese or Japanese business cards, it is possible to print business cards vertically since their language can be read vertically as well. While of course you may not be printing Chinese or Japanese types, the different layout and design taste is a good source of inspiration that you should involve yourself with.
â¢ Other artistic prints - Finally, your business cards can also benefit from other types of prints and designs. So try to look at other advertising tools such as posters, booklets and flyers as well. Examples of those prints and even design elements in them such as images, photographs, fonts, lines and borders can easily be adapted to the layout for color business cards. Therefore, you do not have to limit yourself to only a select few business card resources. All printing and design resources should be okay.
Great! Now you know where to go to get the best resources for your layouts. Try to use different resources so that you can create a very unique and original business card. Good Luck!