How to print business cards at home?
Make sure that your business card is set up in an aligned space within A4 Size sheet that fits your printer. In one single A4 Sheet you can print 8 – 10 Business Card. The Standard Size Business Cards is 3.5″ x 2.0″ . Read on I will explain in detail about how many cards, what type of paper and best practices for printing business cards at home.
How can i make business Cards at home?
I often get this question asked whenever I design business card for a small business who are in need of a quick printing of their newly designed business cards. Often the printing companies that offer business card services refuse to print in small quantities. So this leaves you with the question how to print them at home using your own printer.
Sometimes you do not even have a budget to have them printed so below are some of my best tips for printing at home.
1- How to Create a printable pdf file for business cards?
You can design your own business cards in the software of your choice maybe word , powerpoint, Photoshop or Canva . Save it is a high resolution JPG file that you can later embed into a single A4 Sheet in 8-10 numbers.
I prefer to use canva, they already have tons of designs that you can choose from and design your own business cards. You can get Canva for free with 30 days pro account and create and print your cards.
But if this is your own design then you might want to download and use this simple template that I have created. Just place your design within the marked positions and print!
2- How you can save some inks on printing?
You are printing 100 – 300 cards at home , which is a pretty graceful number for starters . Begin by designing a cards that ismaximum three colors .
I printed my business cards at home for the newly set up business of party invites and printable Print Me a Party.
The design was kept simple to give it a crafty feel with just a few colors. Sticking to just the basic colors , i used type writer font for the details of the design .
Few colors means less ink!
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3-ChooseThe Right Printer Settings
Before you hit a printing command make sure the correct paper is chosen . This also saves some inks.If you are using regular text weight copy paper, do make the following printer adjustments:
Under ”Quality & Media” in Adobe Reader®’s print window, set your printer to ”high” quality & choose “plain
if you are using photo paper thats Matt then under ”Quality & Media” in Adobe Reader®’s print window, set your printer to ”standard” quality & choose “matte photo paper”.
4- Keep it simple
Do not go over board by showing off all your creative skills and designing a very textured and dark design . Keep it simple and think wisely while designing the amount of inks it will call for.
A good designer is the one who can design right product for right circumstances. And there are many designers or ones who do not have enough printing experience , hence resulting in more printing costs for you.
5 – Use textured paper instead
Simplify the design but use a textured paper instead . A simple texture on the paper effects the final result .
6 – Use colored paper.
Experiment with a few prints by printing just a single card on colored papers . Expect to have the final result different as it appears on screen as if you are printing red over yellow it will be printed as orange.
Have you printed at home? What advice you can give ? Any tips of printing that others can benefit from?