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Business Card Software for Windows

Design and Print Your Own Business Cards With This Software

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Many individuals and small businesses have simple needs when it comes to marketing materials. These specialized business card software programs do just business cards (and perhaps a few related itesm) but they do it well. Design from scratch or use the many included templates to produce cards in minutes. Print from your desktop as many or as few as you want. Some business card software programs even allow you to save your designs as graphics for use in other programs. For more desktop publishing software options, see the recommendations below this list.

Nova Development: Business Card Factory Deluxe

Business Card Factory Deluxe 3 Image courtesy of PriceGrabber
Business Card Factory Deluxe 3 Image courtesy of PriceGrabber

Thousands of editable templates, images, and hundreds of logo elements and TrueType fonts in this Nova Development business card software package lets you create a variety of horizontal, vertical, and even folding card designs. Includes a built-in address book and paper sampler. A hefty program for around $30US that also includes an option to print camera-ready artwork for commercial printing. From Nova Development.

Business Card Factory Deluxe 3.0 for Windows

Broderbund: The Print Shop: Business Cards

The Print Shop: Business Cards; Broderbund
The Print Shop: Business Cards; Broderbund

Broderbund packs this program with over 19,000 designer templates plus images, fonts, word art, and text effects. Includes photo editing tools, address book and mail merge, and templates for a huge variety of specific industries. In addition to horizontal, vertical, double-sided, and folded business cards you can create CD business cards too.

The Print Shop: Business Cards 2009 for Windows

 

Tailwag Software: Visual Business Cards

Visual Business Cards screen shot of New Card Wizard; Tailwag Software
Visual Business Cards screen shot of New Card Wizard; Tailwag Software

This easy-to-use Tailwag Software (formerly RKS) program creates standard size horizontal or vertical cards. Use the card wizard to take you through the card design process. Includes templates and background images, text effects, and simple drawing tools. You can add your own graphics. Download and try this business card software free for 30 days. Register and get free updates and upgrades.

Visual Business Cards v. 4.34 for Windows

Avanquest: My Professional Business Cards

My Professional Business Cards box shot from Avanquest
My Professional Business Cards box shot from Avanquest

Thousands of card templates and even more fonts and photos are included in this package with which you can also create matching envelopes, labels, and letterhead to go with those business cards. Register your product to get one month of access to clipart.com. From Avanquest. You can download a free trial to try it out.

My Professional Business Cards 5.5 for Windows

CAM Development: Business Card Designer Plus

Business Card Designer Plus box shot; CAM Development
Business Card Designer Plus box shot; CAM Development

A design wizard walks you through the design process. Some of the extras in this business card software include double-sided printing, folded cards, bar codes, and saving cards as a graphic file for use in other programs. Supports both standard letter size and A4 paper stock. Windows 7 compatible. Most programs claim you can create a business card in 10 minutes, they say it only takes seconds. From CAM Development.

Business Card Designer Plus v. 9.5.0.1 for Windows

Broderbund: Business Card Studio

Business Card Studio 2.0; Broderbund
Business Card Studio 2.0; Broderbund

This Broderbund offering is an inexpensive option that offers hundreds of fonts and objects. Use the DesignAssist Wizard to get started. Some features of version 2.0: special effects, transparency adjustments, precision alignment, graphics manipulations, and layers. Output for professional printing in JPEG, BMP, PNG, EMF, WMF, TIF, GIF, ICO & PDF.

Business Card Studio 2.0 for Windows

NCH Software: CardWorks Business Card Designer

CardWorks Business Card Designer; NCH Software
CardWorks Business Card Designer; NCH Software

NCH software gives this program away for free "in the hope that you will like it so much you will try more of our graphics software and business software." It comes with templates plus you can download more from their site. It also has template color scheme, does single and double-sided cards, will export to PDF, and supports bleeds and crop marks.

CardWorks Business Card Designer for Windows

Avery DesignPro

DesignPro for PC from Avery Dennison Corporation
DesignPro for PC from Avery Dennison Corporation

The label people have some design software that does labels, yes, but also iron-on transfers for t-shirts, greeting cards, business cards, and more. Oh, and it's also a FREE download.

 Avery DesignPro for PC version 5.5 for Windows

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