To print your own business cards gives you instant results and you do not have to wait for an order to be shipped or go to a copy shop to get them printed. The first step to printing your own cards is to design it. In the design process you will want to include essential contact information, such as name or business name, phone number, email or website and business address. Also you want to decide if you want images or special lettering, color paper and color ink. They do not have to be black and white. There are free software program to use such as openoffice.org and businesscardland.com. After designing your card the next step to obtain a card template. Website such as free-business-card-templates.com and office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates offer free templates or templates you can use online. Templates will assist you in placing the design on your card. Now it is time to pull the printing process together. You will have to decide what type or texture you want to use. Whether or not if you want a glossy, laminated or clear plastic card. The last step is to print it. A color inkjet as a rule are the most suitable for this printing job and will give good results.
When you print your own business cards you can easily update information as it changes, avoid costly print minimums, create multiple cards with different designs, get instant results with out waiting on shipping. But most important you will save money by using free resources available and only printing cards you will need.
As you print your own cards the kind of cards you print is entirely up to and how much you want to invest in making the cards. You can print glossy cards which you will have to invest in printing machine that will give that finish. You can print your own laminated cards which may not be as expensive as a printing machine. But you will need laminating machine and paper. The standard business card without any special finish will most cost efficient. But the goal is what you are trying to achieve to market your business and generate more business as you pass out your own custom made business card.