5 Simply Smart ways to Print business cards at home.

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Thinking about printing business cards at home ?

This post is targeted towards designers , small business owners or work at home moms . Who are in their initial stages of business . Trying to get their identity established . Or simply put , have a very small budget to begin with.

One of the many ways to save some bucks is to print the identity at home .
Here are some tips on printing your own business cards at home and do it frugally.

1-Save some inks

You are printing 100 – 300 cards at home , which is a pretty graceful number for starters . Begin by designing a cards that is maximum three colors .

I printed my business cards at home for the newly set up business of party invites and printables  Print Me a Party.
The design was kept simple to give it a crafty feel with just a few colors. Sticking to just the  basic colors , i used type writer font for the details of the design .
Few colors means less ink!

2-The right printer settings .

Before you hit a printing command make sure the correct paper is chosen . This also saves some inks.If you are using regular text weight copy paper, do make the following printer adjustments:

Under ”Quality & Media” in Adobe Reader®’s print window, set your printer to  ”high” quality  & choose “plain

Or

if you are using photo paper thats Matt then under ”Quality & Media” in Adobe Reader®’s print window, set your printer to  ”standard” quality  & choose “matte photo paper”.

3-Keep it simple

Do not go over board by showing off all your creative skills and designing a very textured and dark design . Keep it simple and think wisely while designing the amount of inks it will call for.

A good designer is the one who can design right product for right circumstances.

4-Use textured paper.

Simplify the design but use a textured paper instead . A simple texture on the paper effects the final result .

5-Use colored paper.

Experiment with a few prints by printing just a single card on colored papers . Expect to have the final result different as it apears on screen as if you are printing red over yellow it will be printed as orange.

Have you printed at home? What advice you can give ? Any tips of printing that others can benefit from?

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