Monday, 30 November 2015

Guide to creating the perfect Business Card

A business card is one of the most important forms of marketing for any business. More often than not a business card will be one of the first interactions a customer will have with your business. During the first few seconds of finding out about your business, customers will instantly make decisions about both you and your business. This is why it is extremely important to make sure that your business has an amazing first impression. Crystal Print have put together a simple guide on how to create the perfect business card to help you to stand out from the rest of your competitors.

Where to Start?

Whether you are a new business, or just investing in your first set of business cards it can be unclear on where and how to start the process. Does it need research? Do I need a design plan? Here at Crystal Print we appreciate that you may be unsure of how you would like your business card to turn out, and we are here for you through every step to provide help and guidance. If you are pushed for time or are just unsure on your business card, Crystal Print will provide you with everything you need to achieve that eye-catching, top quality business card.

1. Choose a product

Choosing the product is one of the most important steps of the perfect print. No matter if it is a business card or leaflet, the styles and layout of the product can reflect different things. Most businesses will provide a template or a gallery to showcase examples of their work. It is best to take the time to look through these in order to find the best product type to suit your business and its needs. These examples will show you what the finished result will look like and will determine whether or not they are beneficial to your needs.

2. Download a File

When you have chosen your desired template or preferred example, you can either download the file or inform the printers of which example you like best. From there you will be ready to input your businesses information, logo and colour scheme.

3. Creative Artwork in the File

Now that your template is ready for your businesses information, you can include your text and graphics. With it only being a business card, remember to keep things basic and not over crowd the card. Keep it simple and stick to the basics: business name, email, address, phone number, website, maybe a strap line and a logo. Remember, your business card must be easy to read, so don’t make the text too small or overcrowd the card with too much information.

4. Place Order and Upload File

When you are happy with design and overall look of your business card, go ahead and place your order. You can save your template as a print ready pdf and email or upload it ready to begin the printing stage. Business cards can come in a wide range of papers, weights and finishes so it may be wise to consider any extra touches to make the most of your business card.
Now that the stages of preparation for your business card is ready, everything will then be passed onto us here at Crystal Print. So sit back and relax, the next time you hear from us could be when your printing is ready and printed. If you have any further questions on our business card printing services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today to discuss your needs further.