Creating business cards used to be a tedious process that was dependent on the expertise of others (graphic artists, printers.) But today that’s no longer the case. Whether you want to create business cards completely from scratch or automate the process on the Internet, you can do it.
The easiest way to create business cards is, unsurprisingly, the most technologically advanced. And that’s to create business cards online. (Tips on how to make business cards using your own paper, printer and ink are offered elsewhere on this site.)
Most online business card printers offer the following options when you decide to create business cards at their websites:
- You can use your own custom artwork or graphic;
- You can use a business card template (background), choosing from perhaps thousands of possible designs, and adding your own text; or
- You can combine the two – choose a background you like and then add something customized such as your logo.
My personal preference is for step two – using a business card template – since you’re assured of optimal image quality and you can create and print your cards very quickly (no delays or additional costs for design work involved.)
The process of creating a business card online, at one of the better business card printing websites, is designed to be very intuitive and easy to follow – it’s largely a matter of choosing a card design, clicking to the next step – adding text, then clicking to the next step – and carefully proofing your business card for any mistakes before submitting it. You pay online and your business cards will be delivered straight to your home office, usually within 1-2 weeks.
Creating business cards this way means that you can order business cards at any time, day or night, from any location, and you no longer need design services from a graphic artist to create a truly memorable, professional business card.