1. How to print the blue color correctly?

Does your blue color look purplish blue color when you print out the business card? Change your color mode settings to CMYK then set your blue color values to 70/30/0/0 on your CMYK setting and then adjust K(black) value to your liking.

For more information please refer to these links.

https://www.schemecolor.com/blueprint.php

http://www.creativecolorschemes.com/resources/free-color-schemes/blue-tone-color-scheme.shtml


2. How do Add Sequential Numbers to Your Business Card?

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3. How to use the backside of cards for your marketing?

A business card is much more than a simple contact card. Anyone looking to reach out to their potential customer with a business card should use the backside of the business card to advertise or promote the business.

A business card has a similar ad space of 1/4 page ad space on the full-size magazine. When you add the upfront and backside area of a business card you get a total of 14 sq. in. On a 1/4 page magazine, you have about 15 sq. in. ad space, and costs about $375 per issue.

With business card marketing you can add the following items to advertise your services and products without the big cost.

QR codes • List of services • Image of products• Numbering • Catchy tagline • Social sharing logo and links • Local map • Promotions • Discounts


You may consider our 3.5"x2" folder business card. This business card has a total of 28 square inch space of mini brochure space allowing you to present your product or service in a compact space. 

4. Who has the best business card print templates online?

Comes to template or Premade business card designs, Zazzle.com has the best template card designs online. Each business card template is designed by quality graphic designers who have a very good understanding of their market.  However, placing your logo in their premade business card layout is very challenging to overcome.

On other hand, Canva.com has some of the best online business card layout tools available by providing intuitive design tools for all computer user levels. Be sure to click on the "Bleed and Crop Mark" at the checkout.

As we noted in the previous post, most templates online can not add your logo file to the layout all that well. Unless you are using the white background template, it’s almost impossible to add your logo and make them seamless on the template card layout using the online layout tools. It's best to use transparent version of the png file to overcome the white background issues to place the logo on the card.


5. How can you tell the image resolution quality?

You can predetermine the resolution quality of how the business card will look before sends off to the print shop by simply increasing your monitor to 300-400% magnification and then analyzing your image. That’s how likely to print when you print it out. If the image looks clean and sharp then you are good to print. If the image looks blurry then you need to replace the image or enhance the image quality if possible. 

Analyze the text quality first. In most cases, they should look sharp at a 3-400% view. Don’t compromise on the text quality at any time.

Analyze the images next. If your image breaks up badly then you need to replace the image for sure. If unable to determine the resolution quality simply print it out on any printer so you can verify the print quality. For test purposes, you can use any black-and-white printer to test out the printed results.


6. How to add Pantone Cool Gray instead of the shaded black color?

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7. How to add foil and emboss for less?

Many things have changed in business card printing last  10 years. More people are seeking to have nicer looking business image on the 3.5×2 format than ever. For less than $100 you can have very nice customized foiled business cards to represent your business image.

Foil color comes in a dozen color selections, a dull and shiny look.





8. Why-should-not-use-Photoshop-default-black-in-printing?

We recommend the use of C=60, Y=40, M=40, and K=100 color settings on the black color in printing because any other combination of process colors may not get the true black color you are expecting every time. Simply, don’t use Photoshop’s default black to print the dark solid black. It will print flat or muddy black color. On the black text, use C=0, Y=0, M=0, and K=100 settings. Your text letters will look cleaner and sharper.

Most print shops recommend the use of C=60, Y=40, M=40, K=100, or a similar black color value. With any other combination of processes, colors may not get the absolute true black color you are expecting every time in printing.

The default rich black color varies from application to application. Don’t use these default color values if looking for the absolute pitch dark black color. 


One of our requirements in designing the logo is to make sure the logo fits well with all mediums such as business cards, stationery, web, folder, brochure, and labels.

Here are the rules we have set to follow among ourselves. Be sure the master version of the logo stays within the following perimeter guidelines in creating the logo.

Stay away from the elongated logo design where the width of the logo is 3 to 4 times longer than the height of the logo. Graphically, you will run into the problem soon or later because all the pertinent information on the logo gets too small for anyone to recognize the letters in the logo. Try to stay at a 1:2 ratio of a logo where the width of the logo is twice the height. 

Here are some of the other important of creating the logo.

Keep the logo width within a 1:2 or 1:3 ratio to the height of the logo.

Select the color of the logo relatively standard because some colors are very difficult to match up at the print reproduction. Stay away from pastel colors on the logo.

A  logo should not have more than 3 type fonts in the design. It will clutter the outlook of the logo and makes the less engaging for the viewers.

A squared logo can also create a problem with the web layout. A squared logo fits best only at the center top of the web page.

A logo should not be in more than two lines of text or no more than three lines. 

Limit the logo colors to no more than three and keep the gradients away from the smaller text part of the logo. It will clog up the text and makes it difficult to read for the viewers. 

Make sure the logo stays vividly clean and printable on the black and white version of the logo. If your logo does not work in a black and white version, then the logo WILL NOT move toward. This will determine the outcome of your business.


10. Who has the best print templates online?


11. What are the preferred typesetting methods for the business card layout?


12. What is print to bleed and why is it so important?


13. How do you cut the business cards yourself?

Cards without the bleed. (10 up)

Set your document layout as follow.

 

Place your business card artwork  1/2" from the top and left of the paper

Place your business card artwork 1/2" from the top and right of the paper

Then place the rest of the card artwork 2" below the first set of cards.

 

       2. Cutting the vertical side of the cards.

First cut 1/2" from the top of the paper.

Then cut 1/2" from the left and right of the paper.

Now, cut between the two rows.

Combine both sets of cards and cut at 3.5"

 

       3. Cutting the horizontal side of the cards.

Set the cutter guide to the 2" mark.

Cut the cards at every 2" to complete the task.

 

Cards with the bleed. (8 up)

Set your document layout as follow.

 

Place your business card artwork  1/2" from the top and left of the paper

Place your business card artwork 1/2" from the top and right of the paper

Then place the rest of the card artwork 2.5" below the first set of cards.

You should have left 1/2" at the bottom of the paper.

 

    2. Cutting the vertical side of the cards.

First cut 1/2" from the top of the paper.

Then cut 1/2" from the left and right of the paper.

Now, cut between the two rows.

Combine both sets of cards and cut at 3.5"

 

   3. Cutting the horizontal side of the cards.

Set the cutter guide to the 2.5" mark.

Cut the cards at every 2.5" down to the bottom of the paper.

Now combine all the cards.

Set the cutter guide to the 2" mark and cut the cards all at once to have a consistent size.


14. Nine ways to market with your business card.

With business card marketing you can add the following items to advertise your services and products without the big cost.

Let the viewer see your list of your services at a glance

  • Add an image of a product or service to show off your work
  • Add a sequential number to create a group or start the marketing campaign
  • Add a catchy tagline of fewer than 4 words or a one-liner text so your customer know your services
  • Add social sharing logo and links to spread the word
  • Add a local map to guide your business place.
  • Offer a promotion to entice your potential customer on the spot.
  • Offer something directly on the card to get an instant call.
  • Add a QR code that can take you directly to your website and learn about your product or services
  • Add a QR code with vCard information so can your information gets instantly saved onto a cell phone contact directory

15. How do you add the QR code to the business card the right way?

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16. Unique Shaped Business Cards for Your Branding Strategy


17. How free business card offers can be misleading?

There are places on the Internet where you can get business cards for free or for less than $10. This is not only misleading to you but also a waste of time and money since your business card won't be of the quality your business requires. It is likely that these business cards look smaller, feel thinner, and are of poor quality, and the print quality is poor. It's likely that you told yourself that this was just a temporary card until next time around, but you have already paid to ship, so they're not free.

Ultimately, business cards serve as an extended resume for your business or yourself. Give yourself a chance to succeed from the start. Even though it costs a little more, it makes a big difference when it comes to getting out there in a competitive market.


18. Why should not create business cards online websites?

Creating your own business cards online can be a frustrating experience for many people.

There are plenty of business cards online sites where you can create your own business cards online (DIY) for a fraction of the cost. Every one of them claims they can get you the cards for under $10. Then the question comes next, is this business card good enough for my business? Is this card thick enough? Can I place my own logo? Can I add my own graphic? What about my own photo image? Do I have time to mess with another business card designing interface that can’t seem to understand? How do I place the logo that I got from my web designer?

The answer is “Yes” you can do all of those things, but it’s “Not, that simple.” Here is why?

Background template. The most online custom business card design tool is dictated by a fancy background that leaves you with very little room to write on the card. They sold you with a background template that you somehow need to work around the design issues.

Logo. Just ask yourself, what is more, important to you, a logo of your business on the card, or the fancy background that dominates half the card? Do you want a very small logo on the card or a logo that properly represents the business brand you are trying to achieve? In many cases, just type in your business name on the card and call it a day. Is that how you want to present your business?

Add other Graphics or photo images. How can you place the photo image over the background image without having a white background of the photo image? In most cases, you can’t place another image over the background. You will need a graphic professional’s help who understands how these business cards' online designing tool works.

Card Thickness. Many business cards online sites offer 10pt 12pt papers. That’s far below today’s industry standard of 14pt or 16pt papers. Basically, you are getting low-grade paper printed from a digital printer which is considered low-quality printing by many print professionals. If you want the standard cards you need to pay extra along with the professional graphic designing fee.


19. Why is CMYK Color printing better than spot color printing?

In our view, full-color printing beats spot-color printing hands down. The full-color printing method delivers much quicker results compared to traditional Spot-color printing. For the cost of one set of Spot-color printing, you could have ordered 2-3 sets of cards in most of the print places online. More, the business card file setup on full-color printing is much simpler to deal with than spot-color printing. Unless you know a graphic designer with knowledge of the spot printing process, you need to get help from the print shop. 

In today's business printing, the process of color or full-of-color printing is the preferred method to print. Here are the reasons.

More and more difficult to find graphic designers who know how to separate the spot color printing method correctly.

The cost between the process color and the spot color printing is closing.

There are many more process color printers available today.

Unless you are looking for absolute color matching there is no reason to print as the spot color printing exception of shirt printing, specialty announcements, envelopes, letterhead, forms, and a large quantity of 1 or 2-color simple prints.

 

When to use the Spot Colors

Spot colors are best used when colors are outside of the CMYK range or when accuracy is crucial, such as in company logos or color-specific brand elements (think Starbucks green or Mcdonald's red and yellow). Spot colors should also be used in printing jobs that require printing over a large area because spot color inks can provide more even coverage. Additionally, projects that require special effects such as metallic or fluorescent colors should use spot colors. Spot colors can add a little something extra to your project.

What are Process Colors
The more common method of offset printing involves process colors; these colors are produced by a combination of cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black), or CMYK inks. Each process color is comprised of percentages of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks.

Various percentages produce different hues. For example, 100% cyan combined with 100% magenta produces a violet color. The number of process colors might seem endless, but in reality, process colors provide a limited color range when compared to spot colors.


20. Who should order business cards from Moo printing?


21. Why business card templates are not for every business?

Most online business card template backgrounds are too busy and look unprofessional, in fact really difficult to use them. First, you will find many of the online designing places can not place the image properly without having a white edge around the logo image. They may offer thousands of pretty picture templates but gives little or no space to add your card information.