What Is the Purpose of a Card?
It is because there are many types of cards that each one can be used for either personal or business-related purposes. An example of a card made for personal reasons are thank you cards as they are simply for showing gratitude to another person for what he/she has done. For those that are business-related, then it would have to be business cards as they are used for introducing a company and its representative to potential clients in the hopes of doing future business with them.
How to Make a Printable Card
1. Know What Type of Card You Have to Make
This is very important as knowing what type of card you need to make will give you an idea of what design you should go for, what information the card should have, and how it's all going to be displayed. Do you need to make holiday cards to send your friends and family a warm message over the holidays? Or perhaps you have to make employee ID cards so that you'll have an easy remembering the identities of your staff? Once you've decided, you can move on to the next step.
2. Figure Out Its Orientation and How It Should Be Designed
Know that the majority of cards that one can make have a vertical orientation. However, there are some who decide to have cards with a horizontal orientation. You can choose to use either so long as you think it fits perfectly with the purpose of your card. As for the design, you can make it from scratch by editing a blank template and using samples as references. Or you can also choose to download templates with pre-made designs.
3. Know What It Needs to Display
This is another case wherein you'll need the card's purpose will play a big role as it should tell you what it needs to show to the reader. For example, birthday invitation cards usually contain a warm greeting card followed by the name of the birthday and celebrant and the date of his/her birth. Just make sure to include any important details that the reader should know about or made aware of when thinking about what to put into the card.
4. Make Sure Everything Is Laid Out Properly
You'll need to consider what kind of layout your professional card should have. This is in regards to how pictures or images are to be positioned and how to arrange all bodies of text. Remember that you can always look up samples of the card you want to make or use a template if you find this too difficult.
5. Check Before Printing
Before you print out your card, you'll need to check and see if there are any mistakes that you need to fix. It's best that you go through everything as you might have made spelling or grammatical errors. If not that, then it's possible that you either failed to include certain pieces of information or that the ones you've written down are incorrect. Once you're done making the necessary corrections, you are then ready to print out your card and send them to whoever you need to.