If you plan to build your own business it’s easy to design and create your own customized business cards using Business Card Composer. This is a Mac app that printing companies use to design cards, but you can save money by creating the card you want and printing them out from your Mac.
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If you’ve ever tried to buy custom business cards from a print shop or online then you know the routine and the steps and the expense. Honestly, creating your own business cards on a Mac is actually easier than going to a professional printer.
Business Card Composer comes with over 700 design templates so it’s likely you can find a card layout and design that suites your needs.
Editing and customizing the pre-designed template is easy, too, with thousands of clipart images and 100 additional fonts. Business Card Composer also imports information from Contacts (formerly Address Book).
It’s a breeze to drop in a photo or a Google Map. The latest version even supports 2D barcodes which can encode URLs, price lists, and more data which can be read by iPhone or some Android OS smartphones.
The interface is simple. Select a template. Select an address from Contacts. Print. You’re done.
Photos can be dropped into a design from iPhoto or Aperture. The designs support double-sided cards, and duplex printers.
Business Card Composer comes with built-in photo editing options and dozens of Core Image effects (built-in to OS X) so the end result is a truly customized design.
The app supports most of the ink jet and laser printer business card stock so what gets printed fits perfectly on the card.
You can also get really creative and design business cards for co-workers, friends, family members, or social and civic organizations.
The 3-step assistant acts as a wizard to walk you through the steps to create your first card. The end results speak for themselves. Here’s a few samples.