One of the most common request I recieve from students at Evangel is a request to print their business cards. Several classes require the students to mock up a contact card and many students that are getting ready to graduate just want something to hand to potential employers. Either way, I put together these two tutorial videos with the card setups so that they print properly.
The first is a no bleed set up. In other words, the background of the card and all of the elements on the card are printed within the margin of the page. No elements run to the edge of the card. The second set up is for a full-bleed card. This is where there are printed elements or color that runs all the way to the edge of the card. Another less tech term for this kind of print is edge-to-edge printing.
As you will see in the tutorials printing edge-to-edge is not actually a thing and instead you over print the card then cut into the color and elements to give it the edge-to-edge look. But, I am getting ahead of myself!
Check out these videos and you will see what I am talking about!
How to make custom business cards in Microsoft Publisher - Part 1
The no bleed design
How to make custom business cards in Microsoft Publisher - Part 2
The full-bleed design
BONUS: How to make a folded business card template in Microsoft Publisher
BONUS 2: How to create a folded business card in Adobe Photoshop
About the Author
I am a Full-Time Enterprise Support Technician at Evangel University and Part-Time YouTuber and Online Entrepreneur.