Whether you are a professional, an employee or you operate your own business, having your own business card is essential to grow your network of clients and fellow professionals. It is important to always have business cards on hand when you are out and about, even if you are just going to the grocery store, since you never know who you will bump into.
You can buy discount business cards to save you money, especially if you run out of business cards fast. Printing press companies usually offer business card printing services, although they require a large number of business cards to be ordered and printed for it to cost less. If you prefer to have your business cards printed by a printing press, you can plan to have a year’s worth of business cards printed because bulk printing costs less, and you will get a discounted rate for it. For bulk orders, the printing press may give you some free services such as additional features on your business card in the form of glossy finish or an additional color. Make sure that your contact information will not change throughout the year. If you have a tendency to change addresses and you move a lot, then it is advisable to just place your email address and cell phone number on the business card. Ask for a print sample, so you can check the outcome, since the design on the computer screen is usually different from the final product, especially the color.
You can also find discount business cards online, where you can have them design your business cards. They will have it printed and delivered it to your home by mail. The good thing about online business card ordering is that you do not have to buy in bulk, although they also provide bigger discounts for bulk orders. When you make repeat orders using the previous design, it will be cheaper and you will be offered a discount since they already have the template. Some online business card printing companies use printers that are not as sophisticated as that of a printing press, so they might not have raised ink printing, for example. The good thing about online ordering is it is convenient for you. However, it is best for you to ask for an actual printed sample so you can check if the quality of the paper and ink is good.
If you have the equipment – computer with photo editing software and colored printer, then you can create your own business cards. All you need is to choose an appropriate cardboard. There are software that provide templates for business cards and all you need is to edit the colors and contents of the business card. This way, you can just create one design and print out as much copies as you need at the moment. You have control over how many copies you want to print, and you are able to save on printing materials. You also have the option to print different designs and it will cost you the same since you will be using the same printer.