How to Make Business-Size Cards From 8 x 11 Paper


Don’t waste your money on expensive business cards. Easily make business-size cards from 8 x 11 paper using your own computer and printer at home or in the office. Not only will it save your business money, you can personalize, design and customize these business cards with any font, color or design you like using simple word processing software and your own imagination.

Things You'll Need

  • Word processing software
  • 8x11 card stock
  • Printer
  • Paper cutter

Open a blank document in the word processing software of your choice. Go to File > Page Setup and select the Margins tab. Change all of the margins to 0.5 inches. Click on the Source, Size & Orientation tab and change the size to 8 inches by 11 inches.

Insert a table with 4 rows and 2 columns and then click OK. Highlight the table and go to Table > Cell Height and Width and change the row height to 2 inches and the width to 3.5 inches which is a standard business-size card.

Type your contact information into the first box. Add a photo or clip art to the business card by going to Insert > Picture and select either Clip Art or From File if you already have a photo or logo you want to use.

Highlight the information you entered. Right click on the highlighted area and select copy. Highlight the remaining empty cells. Right click on the a highlighted cell and select paste. This will fill the rest of the cells with the information you provided.

Print the business cards onto 8 inch by 11 inch card stock paper. Follow your printer instructions for printing on card stock.

Use a paper cutter to cut out the business-size cards from the card stock. When cutting, make sure to cut directly through the lines.

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