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Visiting Card Dimensions
There are two types of standard
1. American Size : 92 X 54 mm
2. Business Size : 92 X 60 mm
In the following lesson, we will be working with American
size visiting card. All the rules are similarly applied to the business
size card also.
You can use any designing software to design visiting card. Vector
softwares, like Corel DRAW can be one of the best option apart from
regular fast working Page MAKER. Use your best software but the
rules of the game are still the same for all.
Generally, for the fast result, people use Page MAKER
like software where you can simply change the position of the text
and create 4-5 layouts for the client out of which he can choose
the one he likes. You can even apply the colors to get the idea
how it will look after printing.
First view the rules around the pages and convert the units into
millimeters. Adjust zero settings and first take horizontal and
vertical guide line at 0,0. Then drag the guidelines at 92 and 54
As shown in the above figure, take 3mm guide inside
from all four sides for margin.
You can type the text from the left margin or you
can type the text anywhere and then place it according to the placement
and design you have decided. It should not go beyond any four margins.
It is advisable to type the relevant text in the form
of continuous block or in single hanger. It means, the address should
be in a separate block than the name and phone number. This way,
you can move the address anywhere and fix it to the proper place
or even experiment by placing it on different places. Similarly,
keep your name, company name in a separate block.
Placement of the text near the margin is shown in
the following figure.