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Printing business cards - 6 Important Tips
Business Card Design Tips
1. Printing Basics
Get familiar with a few terms used in the printing industry. This will help you to understand what the designers and printers are talking about when you place your order.
Business card paper
Picture resolution (Hi-res and Low-res)
2. Business card prices
Your printing quote / price should include the following:
3. Business card delivery time
Theres never enough time to do a job properly the first time, but theres always time to fix a mistake.
Allow enough time for the printing company to get the job done without rushing. They need to put your job in a production line, they dont just press a print button. Allow an extra few days if you are not in the same location in South Africa.
4. Business card design
Keep your design simple and professional. Don't try to put too much information on the business card. The company or person name should be most prominent and all text shoud be easy to read without straining your eyes. Never put important information on the back of a business card because it often gets overlooked.
5. Business card design errors
Dont use too many fonts, one or two fonts are enough.
Dont use fonts that are difficult to read. Your business card should be easy on the eye.
Keep text and important elements at least 5mm away from the edge of the card. This will allow for some inaccuracy when cutting the job. A cutting error of a few millimetres either way wont ruin the business card.
Dont use small white text (7pt or less) on a dark background because it makes the job extremely difficult to print and the text often becomes unreadable.
Colour varies from screen to screen and from printer to printer, so dont think that the colour you see on your screen will be the same as the printed card. The best way to check colour is by referring to a colour chart to get the correct colour specifications. Your printer should have one available on request.
6. Proof reading your business card
The easiest way to find a mistake is to print the job.
Print out a few copies on your desktop printer and ask people to proof read your business card. Pay special attention to phone numbers and email addresses. Spelling mistakes and language errors can create a damaging first impression of your company. Incorrect contact details can mean having to reprint the entire job.
Print 100% scale samples when proofing to establish if all text is readable and pictures easy to view.