Design And Print Your Own Business Cards

by Chris & Marry

Business cards are essentials that help identify a company and its employees. It helps us stay connected to people in our business world and adds a fun professional touch to our lives.

With the software available on your PC, you can easily make yourself a smart-looking business card that clearly shows your information and fits your taste.

Elegant designs for business cards can be easily made by following a few straightforward steps in MS Word.

Design And Print Your Own Business Cards
Design And Print Your Own Business Cards

Adjusting Your Card Size

  • Press on Page Layout available on the ribbon tab.
  • From the Page Setup group, click on the Margins.
  • Change the margins to Narrow.
  • Click on Size from the Page Setup group.
  • A drop-down box appears where the last option for available sizes is ‘More Paper Sizes’. Click on that.
  • A Page Setup dialogue box appears. On the Paper tab, you can adjust the width and height according to how big you want your card size to be.
  • Click on OK once done.

Designing Your Card

You can insert your company logo by clicking on Insert (on ribbon tab) and then Picture. Afterward, select the logo’s location and press insert. Clip arts can also be added where required, e.g. putting a clip art of an envelope next to your mail addresses or a line drawing showing a phone beside which you can write your phone number.

You can choose to type in your name, contact information, position in the company, etc. anywhere by drawing textboxes, the borders of which can be made to look invisible. Text boxes are especially useful when you need to type in places where your cursor won’t reach. Hundreds of font types are available for you to choose from but it is important to choose a font that will help the receivers of your card interpret what is written on it without having any issues. Remember to adjust the font type in such a way that it is readable whilst also allowing you to type in all your required information.

Using shapes, you can insert circles, squares, rectangles, ovals, etc. which can then be colored using fill colored using Shape Fill from the Format tab. Besides the available colors, you can use more colors to select a combination that better suits your taste.

Margins can be made thinner by pressing on Margins, and then Custom Margins from the drop-down box that appears.

Feel free to take a peek at the business cards of your colleagues or you can browse on the internet for inspiration and reference purposes.

Printing Your Business Card

Pressing on the print option, from the Print Settings, click on the button that says 1 Page per Sheet. From the drop-down box, select the number of cards that are likely to fit in one of your printing sheets.

Cardstock papers are the best type of pages to choose from as they are firmer than most other papers and thus, won’t crease when kept in pockets or wallets. By following the steps mentioned above, you can now go ahead and print your own business cards instead of having to pay someone to do it.

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About Chris & Marry

Chris and Mary fell in love with printmaking in college, and they've been exploring the art form ever since. They are experts in the field, and have written extensively about printer troubleshooting and printmaking. These days, they love to write about their experiences with printmaking and share tips with other artists. They are always learning new things about the art form, and they can't wait to see what the future holds for them as printmakers.

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