Are you trying to choose an online business card printing service for your business? We're here to help you find the one that's right for you. While some printing services are appropriate for larger businesses, we found four that we think are best for small business or freelancers' needs.
Online business card printing
The best business card printing services for small businesses produce high-quality cards without requiring you to use special software or to have design skills. You should be able to create your new card design easily online, see high-resolution previews online, and receive your new cards in a timely manner. The best services also provide a wide variety of card stock choices, images, fonts, colors and card shapes.
Benefits of online business card printing services:
- No design skills required
- Low price options available
- Wide variety of paper and templates
- Quick print and delivery times
When you create your business cards, think about how you plan to use them. If you are using them for offering discounts or one-time opportunities, you can save money by choosing a low-priced option. If you plan on using them to give to contacts whom you wish to sell high-priced items to, you'll want a card that is attractive and worth keeping that may cost a bit more. If you plan on using them to share your contact information with a lot of people at a convention or other large sales opportunity, you'll benefit from a card that scans well with a business card scanner or even a near-field communication (NFC) card that can be scanned with a mobile phone.
How we evaluated online business card printing
Top Ten Reviews (TTR), a sister site of Business News Daily, has been testing online printing services for many years. We discussed business card printing with the reviewers who recently evaluated business card printing and online printing services. We were also able to access their sample prints from more than 10 printing companies to help decide which online card printers we thought would be best for small businesses.
After looking over Top Ten Reviews' research notes, talking with the reviewers, evaluating the sample products and conducting our own research, we found the best three printing services for small businesses plus one well-known option, Vistaprint, that did not make it into our top three. These online services are simple to use, do not require image editing software and have quick print run times. Here are our top picks:
Creative design shapes and textures, simple to use template editor, same day service availableWe found Jukebox's online creation tool simple to use Credit: Jukebox
This online printing service offers standard, square, textured, rounded edge and odd-shaped business cards. It also sells quality black-colored cards, embossed and foil cards. You can even buy cards made out of recycled wood, sand paper or pot moss. If you do not have your own design, you can choose from a wide selection of high-quality templates. The online card editor is simple to use and it shows you what part of the cards to not put text on. The print previews are large so you can easily ensure that your cards are correct before you place your order. Jukebox cost a bit more than low-priced printers, such as Vistaprint, but the quality is worth the investment.
Go here to read a full review of Jukebox on Top Ten Reviews.
High-quality designs, NFC chip cards, green & sustainable options, supports different images per card orderMoo's card editor is simple to use and does not require image editing software. Credit: Moo
Moo online printing offer odd-sized cards, gold foil and spot glass cards. It also offers same-day printing options if you are in a rush. This is the only services we looked at that provides NFC cards. This type of card is more expensive, but customers can scan the cards using their smart phone and NFC technology to instantly add you to their contacts, so the cards can be used more than once. Additionally, they can also be reprogrammed if your information changes. Moo also offers a unique product called Printfinity, which allows you to order cards with a different image printed on each card. This service doesn't cost more than regular cards. Like Jukebox, Moo costs more than low-cost printers, but in terms of print quality, it provides the most attractive business cards compared to the other services reviewed.
Go hereto read a full review of Moo on Top Ten Reviews.
Quick print options, magnetic cards, cards start as low as $.06 eachThe 123Print card editor is simple to use and shows non-text areas. Credit: 123Print
This is an average printer that offers low-priced options for basic business cards. It doesn't offer fancy die-cut options or NFC cards, but if you just need a lot of standard business cards, this service might suit your needs. The online editor is simple to use and you can easily adjust details such as paper type, the size of the card and font type. It is also simple to upload your logo or an image if needed. We found the quality of the card to be acceptable, but not as attractive as Moo. However, the lower-price makes the sacrifice worth it if you just need a standard business card to give to customers.
Go here to read a full review of 123Print on Top Ten Reviews.
Fast, low-priced, simple to useYou can easily add custom images using Vistaprint. Credit: Vistaprint
Vistaprint is practically a household name. It has been used by millions, especially to create people’s first low-priced business cards. Vistaprint prints standard business cards as well as spot glass, raised print and metallic finish cards. Even the upgraded card options are low-priced, often less than $40 for a small run of 250. To help you create a unique design it offers over 1300 templates that you can edit easily. We found the print quality about what we expected for the price. Even though it does not produce the same quality as Moo or Jukebox, it is an excellent choice if you are just starting out in business or if you need a large volume of cards to just give away.
Go here to read a full review of Vistaprint on Top Ten Reviews.
Once you decide exactly how you plan to use your business cards, you can decide on your price range and what type of card will best suit your business. Most services offer professional design assistance if needed as well. However, most do not provide logo design services; for that, you'll want to consult with a professional designer or branding service.