Making your own business cards?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by BAMARED, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. BAMARED

    BAMARED LawnSite Member
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    Good afternoon guys,

    I just did a "search" for business cards and am finding out that many are making their own cards - and they look great! Does this require some kind of special software or something? I've made business cards before using the pre-preferated paper and my WORD program, but I can't figure out how to insert all those neat looking images like trees silouettes, etc. How do you do this?

    Thanks in advance,

    BAMARED
     
  2. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    I use Avery 8871 "Clean edge" no perforations business cards. They have a smooth non perforated edge and look very professional.
     
  3. BAMARED

    BAMARED LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    Switchless,

    I know that, but I'm talking about how do you guys put all those groovy images onto your cards?

    Thanks,

    BAMARED
     
  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    For my Cards I use either "Printshop", or "Printartist". They are cheap programs and do a ton of stuff "very easily", which is the name of the game. You can use other higher powered programs, but these two are so simple with lots of graphics, and very cheap.
     
  5. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't mean to sound odd, but why not get them printed proffessionally?
    I had mine done in 2-color with my logo for $70.00 per 500. Re-orders are $48.00 per 500.
    Until you buy the art software and layout software and the blanks themselves, plus the ink that this uses, it's gotta be about the same price and the ink doesn't come off if they get damp.
     
  6. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
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    We just had 500 made, full color picture. 30 dollars
     
  7. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got mine printed professionally for $65/1000. I dont think business cards are the place for fancy pictures, but are the place for simple professionalism. I could never get my printer to produce anything that looked professional.
     
  8. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    I found a place around here that prints 1000 black and white for $35.00. I doubt you could print them yourself for that much.
     
  9. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree. I used to make them on the computer, but the amount of time and ink you use is greater than the $75 it costs to get 500 printed up professionally.
     
  10. precisionlawn

    precisionlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 254

    I've got a place that does them: 1000/$20 Black
    1000/$30 one color
     

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