Guest Author - Kim Lynch
Printing your own business cards using free online templates can save both time and money.
Business cards should include all the information people will need contact you about your services. Traditionally this has been a name, address and phone number. You can include as much or as little information as you feel is necessary. For some people this might be just a name and phone number, for others it might include a fax number, cell number and a web site address.
Remember a business card is a mini-advertisement and should reflect your business. If you're a party planner, you might want your cards to reflect a festive mood with bright colors and logo of balloons and confetti or you might want to convey an elegant mood with a plain black and white color scheme and wine classes for a logo.
While you want the card to reflect what you represent, remember it still should be easy on the eyes. Neon colors and multi-colored, dimensional fonts might be what you feel best reflects you, but if people get eye strain when they look at the card they won't give it a second look and will likely pitch it in the trash.
Business cards aren't just for businesses. They can serve as an introduction for anyone or anything you want people to remember. This can include hobbies, causes or just you.
Business Card Maker offers eight customizable designs in both Standard American or International sizes.
Avery Design and Print Online requires a short registration, but offers a nice selection of business card templates.
The Custom Business Card Designer provides multiple options so you can create a custom business card reflecting various industries.
Add your own photo and text to create a Custum Business Card.
Choose from 15 preset Business Card designs. Simply choose your pattern, download the PDF template, add your details and print.
Printfree Business Cards has a selection of plain cards with customizable fonts colors.
Business Kits from HP offer printable business card templates along with matching stationary, envelope and address labels.
Classic Design Kit
Contemporary Design Kit
Blue Design Kit
Elegant Design Kit 1
Zen Design Kit
Woodwork Design Kit
Slate Design Kit
Nature Design Kit
Deco Design Kit
Spicy Design Kit
Marble Design Kit
Business Marketing Kits include business cards and can be downloaded to Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, CorelDRAW and QuarkXPress.
Business Card Templates can be downloaded to MS Word.
The Microsoft Office web site offers 45 designs for download and 59 electronic designs for email.