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Does anyone know a good app for preparing a business card design?

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I've just done it in inkscape which might be as good as any, but if anyone knows of others, that would be cool to know.

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I've read an article not long ago about how OpenOffice Draw is usually forgotten even though it is almost a “Computer Assisted Publisher†(don't know the right accronym)(you know, as Calamus used to be back in the old days).

 

Yves.

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I've used glabels with success and it's easy to use. It's in the Mandriva and Debian (probably Ubuntu) repos. You can also purchase the precut paper (here in the US) to fit the templates.

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Thanks chaps :thumbs:

 

The next bit is quite funny. I kind of thought that SVG format was a standard, and so I gave this to the company to print the business cards, except that they couldn't open it with the Corel application that they wanted to use to print the cards. So saved as various formats, hoping that one of them they could use .ai, .eps, .epsi, .png also but means they can't edit and play around with the design. Will see how they look tomorrow when I get them.

 

Will check the other packages out though, maybe they can help me with something if I decide to redo it shortly.

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Some of inkscape's exports can be a bit dodgy. I never had any luck with it's .ai exporter.

 

Safest bet is PDF.

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.eps should work, as it can be rescaled without a loss in resolution.

 

Another optional software to try is Scribus, which is similar to Quark X-Press.

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I did export from Inkscape in eps and epsi in the end, in case they needed to adjust it to the card - but I think they just printed it without changes. It came out OK though, so happy :)

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