Do-It-Yourself Business Cards

When you get to work, you’re immediately approached by the firm’s top salesman. He’s out of business cards and needs them for a lunchtime seminar with new clients. Ten minutes later, a manager tells you that her new employee will start tomorrow, and will need business cards immediately. And to top it off, a recently promoted employee asks for her much-needed business cards, updated with her new job title—today. When you don’t have time to delay, and need it done right away, you can count on Avery Clean Edge® Business Cards to help you get the job done.

With our Clean Edge Business Cards, you can produce high-quality professional-grade cards right from your own desktop printer. With its sturdy card stock and smooth edges—and no rough perforations in sight—the cards will look so good, no one will suspect you printed them yourself. Typically when you order through a print shop, you need to place a minimum quantity order (usually 250 cards), give the shop the information to place on the card (with the same information printed on all the cards), and then wait. Clean Edge Business Cards give you the flexibility to print as many cards as you need, when you need them, and you can update them at any time—which can significantly lower your printing costs, reduce waste, and save you time.

Ready to create your own business cards? Here are some quick tips to get you started:

Keep It Simple

“If you are designing new business cards, remember to keep the design simple. Don’t use more than two font styles, unless you have a lot of experience,” says graphic designer Amy Inouye of Future Studio.

Include All Your Key Information

“A good business card focuses on the logo,” says Inouye, “but still has enough space to get all the necessary information on it—including email, fax, and cellphone—in a legible type size.”


Be Consistent

If your company has an established business card design and logo, you can easily re-create your own company business cards. Just be sure to follow the corporate graphic standards.

Check out the pre-designed Avery Templates on Avery Design & Print Online. It’s free, there’s nothing to download, and works for Windows or Mac. You can also learn how to create your own business cards step-by-step. Pretty soon, you’ll be on your way as your own do-it-yourself print shop!