Business Card Printing Tips
Posted Monday, June20, 2011
Before you print your next batch of business cards, consider the following business card printing tips, here to help you love your cards and avoid common printing pitfalls.
BUSINESS CARD PRINTING TIPS
Good business card designs don't have to be complex. Often times a simple or clever design will do the trick but remain conscious of the colors that you use. Designers often overlook color schemes and end up with bleeding or bad colors on the final product. If you want that polished look, make sure you take steps to save in the proper color scheme.
PROOF YOUR DESIGN
Know what your card will look like before you send your file to processing. This could not only save you money, but the embarrassment of having to show off a business card design that doesn't look right. When researching printers, always make sure you have the option of a free proof. If you're printing with us, you’ll be glad to know we offer free proofs on every project.
CUSTOMIZE WHEN YOU CAN
Take advantage of your printer's custom options, such as:
- Rounded Corners
- Finishing options, from UV Coating to Foil
- Full-color printing on one or both sides
With enough creativity, you can use these options to create gorgeous yet practical business cards.
LEARN PRINTING 101
You don't have to be an expert, but when you start getting involved in print design, you should know a few key things:
- How to correctly set up your design file to avoid trimming or blurriness
- What color space to work on when preparing designs for offset printing
- How your business card design will be effected by your choice of card stock
Of course, you should always be able to turn to your printer for full support from start to finish; we are proud to offer customer support 24/7. We are literally always here for you.
With improved technology, it's becoming easier and easier to take care of our environment. We use vegetable-based inks that reduce harmful carbon emissions and help maintain a safer work environment. We also recycle all unused paper scraps, and coat most of our prints with water-based solutions to improve product biodegradability.