The Complete Guide to Business Card Printing

In this portion of our guide, we provide information about business card printing. You will learn about types of card stocks, what sort of files you should use when printing, how to use print-specific colors, how to use bleeds, how cutting works, what resolutions you should use, and more! This guide is aimed more towards the commercial printer, as home printers won't use much of the information on this page.

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Here are all of our articles that cover business card printing and printing prep:
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Paper Weight

The Complete Guide to Paper Type and 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 Modes

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 how you can convert your files.

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Resolution

The Complete Guide to Resolution

Resolution is very important for media printing. By understanding the differences between image & print resolution, and by knowing the minimum required resolution, you can print sharp images.

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Cutter

Design Lines and Cutting

There are three important design lines used on business cards: the bleed line, the trim line, and the safe line. This article explains all three lines and how they relate to the cutting process.

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Printing Process

The Stages of Commercial Printing

There are four major steps for printing high quality business cards. This article takes you through each step, and breaks it down into simple terms so you can understand the process.

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Choosing a Printer

Choosing Between Printing Options

There are three main options for business card printing - printing at home, printing at a local printer, or printing at an online printer. This article compares each method.

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Printing from Home

Printing at Home

This article goes more in-depth on printing business cards from home. We discuss the pros and cons of printing at home, and explain why printing at home isn't our favorite option.

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Printing Online

Printing Online

This article goes more in-depth on printing business cards at Internet print shops. We discuss the pros and cons of printing online, and explain why printing online is the best choice.

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Printing Locally

Printing Locally

This article goes more in-depth on printing business cards at local print shops. We discuss the pros and cons of printing locally, and explain why printing locally is a good choice.

For the moment, we only have a handful of business card printing guides, as our site is still fairly new. However, make sure to bookmark the site and check back often because we are always adding new articles that will help you print the perfect business card.