People often use template for business cards because they’re cheap and they’re easy to use. However, this might not be the best thing to do. Keep reading to find out why!
Not long ago, I had a client who wanted to purchase some of my cards for his employees. We were able to create all kinds of templates for cards with his specific details. He loved them so much that he actually had them laminated so that he could have them on hand when he was actually in need of them.
I suppose that he could have bought more cards at a cheaper price if he really needed more. For example, if he needed to send out 10 cards, he could have purchased ten of each, per sheet of paper. Unfortunately, that wasn’t how he did things. His office was small, and he didn’t have enough sheets to create ten cards, so he used the templates.
He was very happy with the idea of ten per sheet, but he wasn’t a fan of using templates. He wanted something to “feel” right, and so, he put the templates to one side. They were just too inconvenient to use, and he just didn’t feel like they were right for him.
So what’s the difference between templates and cards with the same name on them? Well, I guess there is no difference at all, except that people usually use templates when they’re trying to save money. They don’t really think about the quality of the card. If they make a mistake or choose the wrong template, it’ll just look weird, so they just toss it in the garbage and try again.
When he went through the trouble of creating ten cards, he had more than ten. However, when he threw them away, he didn’t have the paper to print ten new ones. It just didn’t make sense to save money by using the templates.
In fact, it makes no sense at all to use a template when you’re ordering ten per sheet. You want to go out and buy them as cheaply as possible, because you can, and then you get ten in bulk. This means you can get them in larger quantities and sell them for less than ten at a time.
You should make sure that you’re ordering a good number of different cards, too. That way, you can pass them out to friends, family, and co-workers to show off to your friends and family.