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A great business card starts with a great business card design. The Web is littered with dozens of big-name printing services offering up tweakable business card templates — but not every service is the right one for your company. Here’s a look at the best custom business card templates around.
123Print has a huge selection of business card templates to choose from, so whether you’re an accountant, doctor or dog walker, you’re sure to find the right design. The site also features a custom design tool that lets you edit its templates to your heart’s content, as well as handy features like spell check.
A dotted line around each template helps shows the safe area on each template to make sure no text or design elements are cropped out in the printing process. The company doesn’t offer specialty finishes like metal or plastic, but you can opt for a matte finish, or even a magnetized back. 123Print also boasts low prices.
Simplicity is VistaPrint’s specialty. Its online business card editor is straightforward and easy to use. If it’s options you want, you can choose VistaPrint’s more powerful advanced editor, which lets you customize your template with extra logos, images and text, and even edit the color of your design.
The site lets you download templates to edit in another program like Illustrator or Photoshop, then upload the finished design. If you want your card printed with a matte finish or foil accents, VistaPrint can do it — but card shape alterations like raised print and rounded corners aren’t available. One more perk: VistaPrint offers some of the lowest prices around.
Get professional-quality graphic design without paying a graphic designer at Moo. Forget about clip-art designs — Moo is notable for its fresh, modern templates created by the company’s in-house graphic design team. The site even features an inspiration gallery featuring real businesses that use Moo designs.
The site’s online design tool is intuitive and feature-rich. Its templates are less customizable than some competitors — but with designs this good, who needs to tweak? The editor does let you upload your own logo or other artwork to be printed on the back of the card. One catch: Moo’s quality cards are pricier than other options.
Overnight Prints offers quality business cards, with competitive prices in a dizzying array of designs. The site offers a downloadable, customizable template that shows you common layout mistakes and how to correct them, as well as a card orientation tool to help you create the perfect double-sided business card.
Its custom card service lacks some of the premium options of other sites, however. You can print your card on glossy or matte paper, but you can’t tweak the shape of the card or add memorable touches like foil accents. And its template editor lacks some basic features like spell check.
Zazzle does more than custom hats, shirts and coffee mugs. The site is a business card printer, too, offering a substantial collection of templates and a fast turnaround time. It features about 1,400 fun, modern templates to choose from, conveniently sorted into occupational categories.
Like its competitors, Zazzle provides an easy-to-use template editor so you can fine-tune your design. But its cards aren’t quite as customizable as on other sites. For example, each of Zazzle’s eight different paper types comes with a particular finish, so you can’t mix and match.
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Originally published on BusinessNewsDaily.