Have you seen a clear plastic business card somewhere and wanted to know how you could get a set for yourself? Most people that see a transparent plastic business card after their initial awe, imagine how difficult and expensive it must be to get a set.
Contrary to this belief, modern printing technology combined with the advancements in online software actually make it pretty easy. You do not need a graphic designer, costly ink and printers, designing and printing your own clear business cards can all be done online in just a few minutes.
Step 1. Choose an Online Printing Company
For this article we are going to use 1800businesscards.com. Although you might be able to find another website that offers high quality plastic business cards, it is unlikely that their plastic business card templates and online design tools are as good.
Step 2. Get Your Design
There are several ways to get your clear plastic business card design.
2A– You can buy a Photoshop design already created for clear plastic at many of the popular design sites for about $5. The leading template provider is Graphic River, although there are dozens of other places you can find by simply doing a Google search for clear business card templates.
2B– You can have a designer actually build a design from scratch based on your preferences and input for the same price at Fiverr. The designer will actually go back and forth with you in the revision process until the design meets your expectations.
2C– You can hire a private graphic designer. This will be the most expensive option, probably $100-$300, but you will get a highly customized and professional clear template.
2D– The cheapest and best option is to just choose one of the pre-designed templates at 1800businesscards.com. All elements in the design are editable, and there are more than 1000 templates to choose from. There is no cost to edit the pre-designed templates.
Step 3. Start the Order Process
3A– Whether you choose to buy your template made already or hire a graphic designer, when you get to 1800businesscards you are simply going to choose the option to upload your own design and checkout. Most of the white areas (excluding text) in your design will become clear so you do not have to have any special design elements in your template. There is also an option to add order instructions to tell the printing department exactly how you want your design to come out, they can customize the design in almost any way you want.
3B– If you choose a pre-designed template to customize yourself you are simply going to click browse designs and then click customize on the design you want. Once in the studio you will have a wide variety of editing tools to add text and images, move things around, and change colors, backgrounds, and many other options. Once you are done adding your contact information and getting your design ready, you simply save your design and checkout. Any white areas (except text) will be rendered clear when printed and remember you can add order instructions if you want something to print in a certain way.
Choose the template design you want to customize after selecting the browse design option:
This is how your design will look in the online design studio or your own template file before printing:
Here is how it will print:
Thanks to modern technology anybody can have a clear plastic business card. The process only takes a few minutes and any business owner or entrepreneur can do it. Now you can make a bold statement by handing out an elite business card to your next potential client.