Business Cards On Demand
Does your company throw away more business cards than it actually gives out? The last time you re-ordered business cards, how many partially-used boxes of outdated cards did you toss? Sure, there were lots of reasons. The employee changed titles. Or left the company. Or changed phone or fax numbers. Did you think, “What a waste of money and trees!”
Now you can create business cards right from your desktop and print them yourself, immediately. No waiting days or weeks for the print shop to fill your order. No leftovers that get tossed out. And when you need cards for a specific occasion, like a sales meeting or fundraiser, you can print just the amount you need, when you need them.
The key to creating business cards on demand is having a template to start from. Once you create the template, save it to use again in the future. That way, whenever new cards are needed, you can just open the template, revise the information and print. You can pass the template along to others, too. Then everyone will be able to print business cards whenever they need them…and you’re the hero.
If you work in a large corporation, check to see if a template exists for your company’s official business cards. If not, with the right tools, it’s easy to design a card for the first time. Of course, before you get started, it’s important to consider what you want your business cards to say about your company. According to Ivan Misner, the founder of BNI (Business Network International) and co-author of It’s in the Cards, which studies the style and impact of business card design, it’s important to choose a card design that’s appropriate for your business, industry and personal style.
Misner suggests four different styles that your cards can project:
1. Basic cards: when utility is the only purpose. Simple design, concise information.
2. Picture cards: when a picture or caricature is on the card, the contact remembers who gave it to them or the product he or she sells.
3. Multipurpose cards: when it’s important to promote more than name and contact information. A card can feature a price discount offer, an appointment reminder or other valuable information.
4. Unconventional cards: when originality is part of your image. Creativity knows no bounds. Use color liberally.
Fortunately, no matter what image you’re striving to create, we can help you get there with Avery Clean Edge® Business Cards and our free templates. With their crisp, smooth edges and impressive card stock weight, these business cards are virtually indistinguishable from commercially printed business cards. Perfect when you need business cards fast and flawless. And they’re easy to format. Our templates take some of the guess work and effort out of the design process, but allow you to personalize and customize without having to start from scratch.