Thursday, April 12, 2012

Print Your Custom Business Cards Online - How To Upload And Align

I can design your custom business cards for you and send the PDF file to you so that you can upload them to your favorite printing site to have them printed any time you want and sent to you.  The screen shots I have taken are from, but you do the same thing when uploading to Office Depot or Staples.  I didn't check any other web site, but I imagine that it is either the same procedure, or close to it.

From the Vistaprint home page, choose Personal Business Cards.

Next you will choose to Upload A Complete Design.

Now you will browse for your file and upload it from your computer.  I didn't make screen shots of the browse process because the files on my computer aren't the same as your files.  Just find the folder where you saved your business card PDF and click "open" when you find it.

Now that you have uploaded your card, click on "Crop This Image".

Click "Scale To Fit" and then click OK.  Do not worry that it looks a little blurry.  The image on the screen is a lot larger than actual size, and it will not be blurry when it is printed at actual size.

Click next.

If your card is centered correctly and inside of the dotted lines, you may continue with your order.  Check the box for "Online Proof Approval" and then click next. Follow the instructions from Vistaprint for placing your order. 

If your card is sitting right up next to the lines, as my example is, then you may want to shrink it down just a little to be sure everything prints.  If it isn't quite centered, you will want to center it.  The next screen shots show you how to do that.

When you hover your mouse over your card, you will see an edit button in the top left corner.  Click on it and then click move/resize from the drop-down menu.

If you need to shrink it just a little, simply move your mouse to a corner until a small line with an arrow on each end appears.  Click on the little arrow and hold it while you move the mouse in toward the center of the card. If you move it in too far, just pull it back out until everything is inside the dotted lines.

Once you have shrunk it just slightly, then you will need to center it.  Hover your mouse over the card and you will see two small arrows with points on both ends that are crossed.  Click and hold while moving your mouse to move the card and center it.

When your card is sized and centered and looks just like you want it to look, check the box for "Online Proof Approval" and then click next.  Follow instructions that follow for placing your order.

If you are needing somebody to design your business cards for you, I will be happy to do it.  You may contact me at any of the following places:

I look forward to hearing from you.  Have a great day!


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