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06-30-2009 10:57 PM

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Hi guys i’m trying my hardest to design my new business cards and i’m having trouble finding some designs that i can use does anyone know of some free designs on the net PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for your time guys


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#1 posted 06-30-2009 11:00 PM

p.m. dan ,
i only know LJ’S .
sorry .

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#2 posted 06-30-2009 11:56 PM

On making business cards there is a secret to them and it really works: Simplicity! Such as: Woodworking in large bold letters, Phone Number in slightly smaller bold letters, then your name and address in normal print. One glance at the card it tells the person what you do and how to contact you. Just me but a logo isn’t much good unless its a household word except to clutter your message. You want people to know what you do and how to contact you and that’s the important thing. People don’t want to work to get the information that they need… Just my 2 cents…

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#3 posted 07-01-2009 12:06 AM

Hey Andy
I would consider looking at elements of web site designs and combine what you like. I agree with Kindlngmaker that simplicity is important with a fair amount of white space and printing large enough for seniors to read easily. But I feel a good logo that’s simple an unique enough that when they see it again will jog there memory is helpful.

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#4 posted 07-01-2009 12:24 AM

I make my wife’s cards. They’re actually fairly complicated.
We need to get peole to come to the house, so there’s a photo of it on the card.
It’s important that people know what we have here, so there’s a blurb stating broad categories.
Our street address, website URL and phone number are on it too.
There’s a map on the back showing how to find us.
The shop hours are listed on the back in a blank area of the map.

I print the cards on our desktop inkjet printer doing ten up on an eight and a half by eleven card, 60# stock.
I use CorelDraw Suite to design the cards.


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#5 posted 07-01-2009 12:29 AM

I used to print my own but then found a company called VistaPrint ( You can either upload your own design or pick from the many stock designs they have. They are fairly priced and the quality is great. You can go through the designs long before you purchase so you can just get some ideas if that is all you are after.


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#6 posted 07-01-2009 01:09 AM

I vote for vistaprint as well.
I worked in a grapshics shop and have designed hundreds of the most God awful business cards on the planet because the man with the money got the last choice.

Keep it simple and to the point.
Vista has dozens of workable examples.

p.s. always give out 2 business cards .


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