You have completed the design of your business cards and now you are ready to print them out. Looking for ways to get the best deal out there? Why not do it yourselves? Here are 5 tips to print own your business cards, that will help you reduce the costs of hiring a professional printer while at the same time ensure the quality of your card.
1. Use High Quality material: This is extremely important to give a professional feel for your cards. You can get good stationery at affordable prices if you shop online. You can also pick up business card stationery from office stationery stores. But whatever you do, do not ever print out your cards in normal light weight paper.
2.Use a Color Printer: If you have at least some amount of color in your business card design, then it is a good idea to get your cards printed using a color printer. You can either print your own business cards using a color printer or order color prints of your cards online. In fact if you have the money, the latter would be a better option as they would have professional printing equipment.
3. Learn Before You Do: There are enough tutorials online that explain how you can print own cards successfully. Be sure to go through them, especially if you are a novice in the field of graphics design and printing.
4. Print The Backside: Do not waste the precious stationery by printing only one side. Your card is one of the cheapest marketing real estate that you can get and make sure you maximize its use. While everyone would give you the advice of using the backside of your card, it is equally important as to what message you choose to convey through the backside. Also, make sure that printing on both sides does not diminish the card’s quality by letting ink seep through to the other side while you print your own business cards!
5. Print the Right Amount: Your business landscape may change faster than you expect and you don’t want to end up with a bunch of cards that have become outdated. Even if you think that the information in your card is not going to change any time soon, there could be surprises! Therefore it is best to use small batches of cards – especially if you print your own cards, as there is no scope for discounts on bulk orders! However the number of business cards that you print should also not be so less that you end up printing them every other day. And although you are giving a leeway for a change in information presented in the card, it is always better to retain at least the basic layout and color scheme of your card as long as possible, as clients would come to associate your business with this and you don’t want to confuse them, thereby losing an opportunity to build trust.
Follow these 5 tips while printing your cards and you will be well on your way to successfully print your own business cards!