Every business owner needs plenty of business cards. But getting an attractive, professional card is not as easy as you may think. I encounter tons of boring looking cards, and you want your card to make a better impression than that.

printplace couponsThankfully, there is an easy solution, which is to use online printing services. This is a great way to get a really attractive business card without having to pay a lot.

The first thing you’ll need to do is get your card designed. If you have some skills with Photoshop, you may be able to create your own card. Another option is to hire a Graphic Designer. If you’re going to do this, it’s best to use designers online, as they tend to be cheaper. Good places to look for a designer are Fiverr, Odesk, and Elance.

With your card designed, you next need to pick a printing service. I prefer to use online printing services such as Printplace, as they do good quality work without charging too much. When possible, see if you can find online coupons for printing services as well. I was able to save over 15% on a recent order by using Printplace coupons myself.

Ordering is usually a straightforward process. You’ll need to upload the file you got from your designer. Most good print shops like Printplace accept a variety of formats, such as PDF of TIFF.

After the file is uploaded, you will be able to see a mockup for your card. This is called the “proof” and you must approve it before you place your order. It goes without saying that you should look over your proof very carefully to ensure there are no mispellings or other errors. The last thing you want to do is receive thousands of cards and realize too late that you made a mistake.