How to Create Transparent Business Cards Online

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How to Create Transparent Business Cards Online
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Most business cards are printed on standard card stock paper, but if you want cards that have a little more pizazz, consider ordering transparent business cards. These are clear plastic cards with coloured, black or white ink printed on the front. You can also get frosted cards, which are semi-transparent. These business cards are a bit more expensive than the standard variety, but are eye-catching and innovative. There are several online printing services that you can use to create these transparent cards.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • Online business card printing service

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Find an online business card printing service that specifically offers transparent or translucent plastic cards. Examples include CustomPlasticPrinters.com and AllTimePrint.com. If possible, choose a service that offers a convenient online template wizard.

  2. 2

    Select the type of transparent card that you want to create—completely clear or frosted.

  3. 3

    Choose the number of colours that you want to appear on your card (one, two, three, or full colour).

  4. 4

    Pick the text colours for your card. Since the card is clear, just about any colour including white will show up against the background. Avoid light grey or canary yellow, as these can still be difficult to read on clear plastic.

  5. 5

    Select the thickness for your clear plastic card (the options vary depending on the service).

  6. 6

    Type in the text for your plastic business card, including your name, company name, address, phone number, fax number, website, and e-mail address. Upload your logo to the wizard and insert it into the card template.

  7. 7

    Create an account with the service and submit the order for printing.

  1. 1

    Click the option to download a business card template from the printer's website for your order as an alternative if the service does not offer an online design wizard. Many business card printers offer easy-to-use file templates in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and other layout program formats that you can save to your computer and open for editing. The template will have a transparent background and sizing guidelines for you to follow.

  2. 2

    Start a new order with the online printing service. Choose the design options as described in steps 2 through 5 in section one.

  3. 3

    Upload the finished file to your order, create an account with the service, and then submit it for printing.

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