Read our simple step by step guide to design and prepare your business card for print with Cloudprinter.com.

 

Download Business Card Templates in all available sizes in AI and PDF formats via the link

With the help of the templates, you can prepare the file for print in your Adobe Illustrator simply and easily.

*While preparing your file for print, you’ll have to exclude the bleeds layer.

Follow these 5 simple steps to design and prepare your business card for print:

 

  1. Choose the size.
    To design your business card, you'll have to choose the size. There are only 2 standard sizes: the International — 55×85 mm (2.17x3.35 in) and the US — 51x89 mm (2x3.5 in).
  2. Set bleeds. 
    Simply extend your business card design to the bleed line — add 3mm (0.12 in) at each side and include all necessary information within the bleed area.

    This way, you won't lose any data while you design your business card. At the same time, you'll avoid having needless white spaces at the edges of your business card.
  3. Select 1 or 2 sided print. 
    If you need to include several blocks of information (logo, company data, contact info, etc.) better go for double-sided print, so as not to overcrowd your business card.

    If you want to keep your business card concise and only add the most important data, better choose single-sided print.
  4. Settle high resolution. 
    To ensure you get high-quality business cards, choose 300 DPI resolution while designing your business card in Illustrator or any other tool you're using.
  5. Prepare file for printing.  
    • Set 300 DPI resolution
    • Choose RGB print 
    • Save file in PDF/X-4
  6. Done! Now you can print your business card anywhere in the world locally with Cloudprinter.com.