It’s considered a standard to add a photograph to a business card. It helps a business card be memorable.
The photo you choose will allow potential clients and customers to associate a face with the name of the company, and give your card a professional appeal. Without the photo, a customer or client might not remember who gave them the card. Worse yet, they could even confuse you with someone else… like a competitor.
Most websites won’t charge you any extra to add a photo. If this is the case, take advantage of it. Adding a photo is easy and won’t take any extra time to add.
Before you begin, make sure the photo you’re using is correct, and that it’s on your computer. The photo is high quality must be high, and the file cannot be too large. If your file is big enough, it won’t you can make it smaller without losing the quality of the photo. Just don’t enlarge the photo. Doing that will make it pixilated and blurry.
Now that you have your photo, it’s time to create a design for your card. Many websites will let you use an online template to help you design your business card. As you design your card, take your time. You want to find a business card that is going to suit both you and your company.
Next, choose your font style. Double check that all the information is correct. Typos can cost you a lot of money.
Now it’s time to upload your photo. Each website is different, so be sure to follow the directions. It may take a few minutes for your photo to upload. Once it has, select the photo from the server. Some websites will allow you to crop the photo. If you feel it’s necessary to do that, go ahead and do so. When it’s to your liking, hit finish.
You can now move the photo around on your business card. Make it larger or smaller if you want. Once you’ve finished that, hit save! It’s always best to save everything while you’re working, just in case.
If needed, modify your text to work with the photo.
If you’re satisfied with how your layout looks, start designing the back of the card. (If you’re leaving your card blank continue to the next step.) Do to the back exactly how you did the front. If you wish, you can add another logo or photo. Just go through the same process you did to complete the front of the business card.
Once you are done designing the front and back, it’s time to proofread. Make sure that you haven’t misspelled anything or written the wrong information. If you have, it can cost you a lot of money. This is why double and triple checking is extremely important.
Now that you’ve designed your business card it’s time to print! Most websites will allow you to order online. They will print and mail out the business cards to you. If you have your own printer, you can print from home!