How to print business cards

How to print business cards

If you need business cards made, but you lack experience with sophisticated design software such as InDesign and Photoshop, you can use Word’s business card template. Don’t see a template you like? Design your cards from scratch.

Designing Business Cards in Word

Before we dive into the design of the business card, it’s important to understand what content you should add. While the content placed on the card may be a bit different based on your industry, here are the basics:

  • First and Last Name
  • Job Title
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Website URL
  • Email
  • Company Logo

Now it’s time to choose a business card design. Open Microsoft Word, head over to the “File” tab and then select “New” from the left-hand pane.

In the search bar at the top of the window, search for “Business Cards.”

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A large selection of templates will appear.

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Scroll through the library of business card templates and choose the one you like best. Once selected, a window will appear giving you a preview and description of the template. Click “Create.”

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Your business cards will now appear. All that’s left to do is type in your information.

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Creating Business Cards from Scratch

If you didn’t find a template you like, you could create your own design through a mix of creating a table, adding images, and formatting text.

Open a blank Word doc, head over to the “Insert” tab, and then click “Table.”

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A drop-down menu will appear. Create a 2×4 table by hovering over and selecting the respective block. You can create more rows if you prefer, but 2×4 will fit on a single page.

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The table will now appear in your Word doc, and you’ll need to tweak a few settings. Right-click the table’s select crosshair and then select “Table Properties” from the menu.

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The Table Properties window will now appear. On the “Table” tab, select “Center” in the “Alignment” section. This will help you keep your cards nice and even on the page.

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Next, head over to the “Row” tab. Here, tick the “Specify height” checkbox, make the height two inches, and then select “Exactly” for the row height.

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Now let’s move over to the “Column” tab. Tick the “Preferred width” checkbox, make the width three inches, and then click “OK.”

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Your table will now be resized to match the standard business card size. However, you might notice that our table is a bit wider than what our margin allows.

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To fix this, head over to the “Layout” tab and then click the “Margins” button.

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Select “Narrow” from the drop-down menu.

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Your business cards will now be within the page margin.

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Now all you need to do is add your information to the table, use the formatting tools to format the text, add an image, and you’re good to go!

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Make your own personalized business card today with our free business card maker. You can customize any of our 1,000+ business card designs, from colors and fonts, to text and layout. When you are ready to print your business card, buy your design and have unlimited access to your files.

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Make a Logo for Your Business Card

Make a logo for your professional business card, at no additional cost. The award-winning designers at FreeLogoServices have created 1,000s of logos that you can use when you make a business card. Once you’ve finished your design with our free business card maker, purchase the files to get unlimited access to print as many cards as you need. Choose a matte or glossy finish, premium or ultra-premium paper stock, and even add a custom design to the back of your cards.

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  • Full color, double-sided mini Business Cards (2.75″ x 1.10″)
  • Available in Original and Luxe paper stocks
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Choose your size

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Choose your paper

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Choose your coating

Coated on both sides – This means you won\u2019t be able to write on your postcards with a pen. Uncoated finish – Uncoated so you can write on both sides.

Choose your finish

Matte – With a smooth feel. Shine-free so no glare. Gloss – Eye-catchingly shiny. Makes color photos pop.

Choose your seam color

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Choose your corners

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Print a different design on every card, for FREE.

At MOO you can print a different design on the back of all our print products. We call it Printfinity.

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How it works

Choose a MOO product. Add your designs. And then wow everybody.

1. Pick a print product

From Business Cards to Stickers. We’ve got a wide range of paper stocks and sizes too.

2. Get creative

Set up your design, choose your images or pick one of our ready-made templates.

3. Upload

Use our easy online design tools to finish your project – we’ll tell you how many of each design you’ll get in a pack.

4. Time to print

Using our unique Printfinity technology we’ll print and ship your products straight to your door.

Try Printfinity with any MOO products

You can use it with Business Cards, Postcards, Stickers and more. Just start making.

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How many different designs can I get?

The number of designs you can have differs by product, you can have a different design on the back of each item in a single pack. So for Business Cards and Flyers you can have up to 50 designs in each pack, and up to 25 for Postcards.

What happens if I only have two images or designs?

Your designs will be repeated throughout your pack, so in a pack of Business Cards, you would get 25 of one design and 25 of the other. Neat!

Will both sides be different?

No, one side of your product will always be the same – we call it the ‘front’, this will be the first side you edit or upload when you start making. Stickers are the exception, each one will be different!

Can I choose from images on MOO?

Unfortunately, we don’t have an image bank for you to use but feel free to upload your own images or check out our design templates. Choose your print product to get started!

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Design Your Cards

Build Your Brand With Professional Business Cards

Always be ready to meet potential customers with your own business cards. You can customize one of our many free business card designs to feature your logo. Our unique design process saves you time and money. Personalize your business card – add text, change fonts and the layout, and even add images and a logo. All for free. It is truly free to design your business cards at FreeLogoServices.com.

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Customize Your Free Business Card Design

Customize your free business card design with a custom logo, at no additional cost. Our award-winning designers have created 1,000s of logo templates in popular industries. It’s easy to add your new logo to any of our free business card designs. Once you love your new design, purchase the files to get unlimited access to print as many cards as you need. Choose a matte or glossy finish, premium or ultra-premium paper stock, and even add a custom design to the back of your cards.

On one side, you’ve got your essential information: name, trade or company, email, twitter handle. But on the flip side? Make a big impact! Spotlight your business logo, photo, artwork or even a favorite quote or motto. With the two-sided business card, your networking tool can make an unforgettable impression.

How to print business cards

Enter the Product Number

Go to Avery Design & Print Online and start your project by entering the name badge product number. Locate your product format and select.

Choose a Design Template

Once you’ve selected your format, choose a design template. Use the menu on the left to browse the design categories.

Customize the Design

You can stick with the design in the template or create your own. To change the design, just click and delete the existing graphic or background you want to change. Click the Add Image box from the menu on the left, then browse to find the new image you wish to use.

Add Names and Other Text

To enter names you can add them one by one in the text box. Choose Edit One to enter names for individual name badges.

If you have a list of names, you can also import the data from a spreadsheet and do a name merge (aka mail merge).

Import Data

First, highlight the text box. You can also change the text font and size here if you wish. Next, select Import Data from the menu on the left. Browse to find your spreadsheet file on your computer.

Format

Check the boxes for fields you want to include on your name badges, such as first name, last name, company, etc.

Select from the available fields on the left and place them as you’d like them to appear in the area on the right. If you accidentally drop a field in the wrong place, simply delete then drag and drop again.

Start the Mail Merge

Review the online instructions for making changes to the format of your content. Then click Finish.

Preview & Print

Review your project. Make additional changes if necessary, then click Preview & Print.

Select Print It Yourself to print using your own printer. Choose Let Us Print for You to have Avery WePrint, our professional printing service, print your project for you and deliver it to your door in about three business days.

After selecting your print option, you will be able to save your design.

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If you’re looking to grow your company and personal brand, you need professional business cards. We have 1,000s of free business card templates ready for you to customize. Our professional designers create new, fully customizable business card templates every day. You can personalize your business card’s layout, fonts, images, text, and colors, easily with our free online tools.

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Design a Logo for Your Business Card

Customize a business card template with a logo, at no additional cost. Choose from 1,000s of professionally-designed logo templates in popular industries to complete your business card. Once you love your new business card, purchase the files to get unlimited access to print as many cards as you need. Choose a matte or glossy finish, premium or ultra-premium paper stock, and even add a custom design to the back of your cards.

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Marko Dewhurst

Once you’ve finished creating your logo, it’s only natural that you want to show it off. And while this can take a big bite out of your marketing budget, there are things you can do to get your new logo in front of your customers without spending a lot of money.

For example, you can add your logo to your email signature. We’ve written about how you can do that in Outlook, Apple Mail, and Gmail. It’s easy, free, and gets your logo in front of anyone you send an email to. Click those links to learn more.

You can also create and print inexpensive business cards with your new logo using the business card templates provided in Word and Pages (Apple’s word processor). While we generally recommend creating and printing business cards with our partner, PrintingNow, the templates provided by Word and Pages offer a decent solution to a small business owner on a tight budget. Read this blog to learn two ways on how you can put your logo on a business card template.

6 steps to add your logo to a business card template in Microsoft Word

1. Create your logo

The first step, of course, is to create a logo. Our do-it-yourself logo creation tool makes it easy to create and purchase a new logo. Once you’re done, simply download either the .JPG or .PNG (recommended) file. Of course, you don’t have to use the LogoMaker application to create your logo, but you will need a small .JPG or .PNG file to add to your cards.

2. Open a new document

Next, open a new document by selecting business cards from the templates available in Word. If you are using a .JPG file, you’ll want to choose a card with a white background. If you choose a colored background, you’re better off using a .PNG of your logo as this file should have a transparent background so the card’s color can show through.

Many of the templates Word provides already have a simple icon on them. If your card design has one, click on it, then hit delete. This will open up space where you can then place your logo.

3. Find your logo file

Now using the Insert menu, choose Insert Picture from File. This will allow you to choose your logo file. Simply find it using the browse function, then click Insert. Word will place the file on your document, but it’s not likely to be the right size or in the right place, so we’re going to have to adjust it a bit.

4. Adjust your logo on your business card

Next, click on your logo, which should select it, then click and drag one of the corners of the file to change the size. Depending on the size of the file you are using, you may need to shrink it quite a bit. Once it’s the right size, drag and drop it in the correct place on the first card design.

Note: Don’t use this method to make your logo bigger or the file will look bad when it prints. Instead, use a larger file size.

Since each template file includes several cards, you’ll need to copy the logo picture several times (Control-C) and place it on the other cards in the template (Control-V). If possible, use the guidelines Word provides in order to place the logo in the same place on each card.

5. Add your business information

Make sure you add your name, address, and other contact information on your card as well. If you registered Word with your name and address, the program may preload them for you. You may need to do this on each separate card.

6. Print your business cards

Make sure you have some light card stock loaded in your printer. Even better, you can use perforated business card stock available at your local office supply store. Simply make sure the template you’ve chosen lines up with perforations in the card stock. A template with eight cards won’t print correctly on a sheet with ten cards. Then hit print. Now you’ve got several business cards with your new logo that you can pass out to prospective customers.

5 steps on how to add your logo to a business card template in Apple’s Pages

With every purchase of a new Mac or iPad, Apple users have the ability to purchase Apple’s Pages program, which is Microsoft Office’s equivalent tool. They also make the program available to customers who have recently purchased a new computer. So if you’re a Mac user, you don’t need to purchase a word processor to put your logo on your business cards. Once you have Pages, here’s how to go about adding your logo to a business card.

1. Create your logo

As we said above, the first step is to create a logo. We recommend our do-it-yourself logo tool for this, but you can design one elsewhere if that works better for you (to try our application, click here). You’ll need a .JPG or .PNG file to use on your card.

2. Find your logo file

Next open a new document by clicking New, then choosing a business card template. You’ll find several options under the Stationery tab. We recommend you use a .PNG file because it has a transparent background, but you can use a .JPG if your card is white. If the template you choose has an icon on it, simply click to select the icon, then delete it. This will give you more space to insert your logo.

3. Add your logo to your business card

Apple makes it easy to add your logo to the card. Simply grab it from the folder or desktop, and drag and drop it into the document. Your logo is now in the file, but it’s probably the wrong size. Simply grab one of the corners and drag it toward the middle of the logo to make it smaller. Once you’ve got the size about right, you can place it on the first card where you want it.

Note: Don’t use this method to make your logo bigger or the file may pixelate and look bad when it prints. Instead, use a larger file size if you need a bigger logo.

Since each template file includes several cards, you’ll need to copy the logo (command-C) several times and paste it (command-V) on the other cards in the template. Apple doesn’t provide a lot of guidelines on the document, so you can insert a line to help get everything straight—just remember to delete the line when you’re finished or it will print and ruin your card design.

4. Add your business information

Next insert your name, address, and other contact information in the fields provided on the card. You’ll have to do this on each card.

5. Print your business cards

Now you’re just about ready to print. Make sure you have some light card stock in your printer. Or for easy to punch out cards, you can use perforated business card stock available at your local office supply store. But make sure the template you’ve chosen lines up with the card stock. (A template with eight cards won’t print correctly on a sheet with ten perforations.) Now all you need to do is hit print and your business cards with your new logo are ready to go.