Want to save some money on business cards? Create them with Microsoft Word templates. You don’t need great design skills as a variety of free business card templates for every profession have you covered.
Spend a bit to purchase good quality printer paper from a place like Avery or Staples. Customize the business cards yourself and get ready to hand them out.
It’s easier than you think. And we show you how.
Use Built-In Business Card Templates
One of the best ways to create your business cards in Microsoft Word is with the built-in templates. The reason is that you only have to complete one card on the sheet and the rest will automatically populate for you.
To access the business card templates within Word, click File > New. You can then either search for business cards or select the Business or Cards category. Click one to see a preview and its download size and then click Create to open and use it. Here are several terrific options.
Portrait With Waves
If you like business cards in portrait view rather than the ordinary landscape view, this is a nice option. It offers a modern appearance with the waves in the center. This creates an attractive separation between your name, company, and title from your contact information.
Portrait With Logo
Another good portrait option is this next one that has a spot for your logo. Just click the image Replace with Logo and insert your own. Remember, you can resize this area if you need more space for your image. The rest of the card has a professional look and feel, making this an ideal template for most any type of business.
Landscape With Bamboo
If a bamboo theme works for your business, then you will like this Microsoft Word business card template. It’s unique and clean with places for your name, address, phone number, email address, and website. Your name will appear with a pretty shade of green to match the bamboo. But, you can change the color if you want your name to stand out better.
Landscape With World
For technical companies, this neat template has an image of the world on it. But remember, you can replace it if you prefer your own logo. You will notice the website area is highlighted. This denotes a form field which is how the rest of the cards are automatically populated with the details you enter.
Landscape for Retail
If you are in the business of selling, this attractive business card template has small, colorful clothing and accessory images at the top. You can see that there’s a spot for your motto under the company name, which adds a really nice touch to this option.
Landscape With Stripes
Maybe you want a bit of color on your business cards, but without overdoing it. This striped template has both a professional appearance and just the right amount of color. If you put your mouse inside the striped area, you can adjust the width which is cool if you want to highlight a specific color.
Try Free Third-Party Templates
If you do not like any of the options offered by Microsoft Word, you can check out these third-party business card templates from Vertex42.
Just keep in mind that these templates do not populate all cards automatically like the ones above. Even though you must complete each card on the sheet yourself, you can do this easily with a copy and paste action.
If orange is your color, then this is your template. You can see that the orange works like a border making your company name stand out.
And to show how easy it is to copy your details to each card, take a look at this screenshot. You simply select all of the text, right-click and select Copy or use Ctrl + C, then move to the top spot of the next card paste it. To paste, right-click and select Paste or use Ctrl + V.
This card template can work for many types of businesses. It has a masculine, two-color appearance and plenty of space for your contact information. You will notice this template, in addition to the others you will see from Vertex42, gives you places for your phone, mobile, and fax numbers.
This template is called the Ink Saver because the appearance is basic black, white, and gray with no other color. It’s the only one on this list like it, so if you prefer to keep color out of your business cards, this is the template for you.
This block-style business card gives you two simple colors. Your contact information is separately nicely from the company name. And you can see there is a good amount of room to include your email address, phone number, physical address, and website.
If you like the block-style template but are not crazy about the colors, take a look at this business card. It has a business-like blue and a basic appearance. Once again, you have plenty of room for all of your contact details.
Blank Business Card Sheets
Maybe you’re pretty savvy with Microsoft Word and are familiar with adding images, colors, and text blocks easily. If this sounds like you and what you really want is to create your own business cards from scratch, you can still use a template for the sheet layout.