It also means that you can see what you have designed online printed up as a card, and if you do not like it, or your contact details change, it is not going to cost you much to get them re-printed. I should of course mention at this point that free business cards generally means that the actual production of the card is free but you will have to pay for the processing and the delivery charge which is fair enough!

If you have never designed a card before, the websites take you through a step-by-step procedure which is very easy to follow. For instance, you are asked to type in your details in the boxes supplied; you then choose a template and your details will appear on it.

If you are happy with the design of your business card you then proceed to choose how fast you would like the cards delivered. This can be Rush in three days to Slow, which is obviously the cheapest option taking twenty-one days.

If your cards are for personal use, then ‘anything goes’ as far as design goes. However, if the purpose of the card is to represent your business, then you need to put some thought into the layout and color scheme of your card. Remember, a pretty or striking card may not be the image you want. ‘Boring’ may be better. After all, the purpose of the card is to give the other person details of yourself and your business in an easily readable format , and nothing can beat black or a dark color print on white card for that effect.