Business Card Design Guide

Welcome to the BusinessCards.org Business Card Design Guide! Our design guide consists of "article guides" that will help you decide what information to place on your business card, how to use color, where to add images, and more. We offer business card design tutorials that will help you design and upload a custom business card for printing. Scroll down to start reading.

Design Advice, Tips, and Guidelines

Check out the featured advice articles below, or read all of our Business Card Design Strategies.
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Business Card Design Guide

The Basic Principles of Business Card Design

If you are new to business card design, you should start here. This guide is an all-in-one resource for learning the basic principles of business card design: alignment, contrast, proximity, and repetition.

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Business Card Layout

What to Place on Your Business Card?

Most business card rookies aren't quite sure what they should put on their card. If that is you, read this article to find twenty pieces of information that are appropriate for a business card.

Creating Your Design

Read the articles in our Business Card Creation section to learn how to produce a custom card.
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Choosing a Tool

Choosing a Design Tool

There are dozens of different software and options for creating business card designs. This article lists all of the most useful options and explains the pros and cons of each software or design tool.

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Online Tools

Online Design Tools

Almost every online print shop offers a free design tool, with the catch being that you have to use their printing service when you are done designing. There are also paid online design tools.

Design Tutorials

Need more help designing? Follow the Business Card Design Tutorials to make a printer-ready card.
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Photoshop Business Card Tutorial

How to Create a Printer-Ready Business Card in Photoshop

Follow this tutorial to create a printer-ready business card. We provide you with a standard-size template and walk you step-by-step through the card creation process in Adobe Photoshop.

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Business Card Tutorial InDesign

How to Create a Printer-Ready Business Card in InDesign

Follow this tutorial to create a printer-ready business card. We provide you with a standard-size template and walk you step-by-step through the card creation process in Adobe InDesign.

Printing Tips and Guidelines

See all of our Business Card Printing Strategies, or check out our featured article, listed below:
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Paper Weight

The Complete Guide to Card Stock and Paper Weight

The difference between a sturdy business card and a flimsy business card can be quantified, and that is what this guide is all about. Learn about various paper types and weights so you know what is best.

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Color Modes

The Complete Guide to Color for Printed Media

Printed media requires different color settings than web media. This guide teaches you about RGB and CMYK color modes, explains which mode is required for printing, and describes how to convert files.

The Business Card Design Guide is constantly being updated. Be sure to bookmark the site and check back often because we are always adding new articles that will help you create the perfect business card.

Once you have your card designed, make sure to use our full-color business card printing service to ensure the brilliant design you created on your monitor is replicated perfectly on your business card. We use the finest quality card stock and we offer tons of custom cards, ensuring that your end product looks exactly right.