How to Create a Business Card in CorelDRAW

CorelDRAW is a vector-based software that makes creating business cards, posters, flyers, and logos easy. Follow these steps if you want to create your own business card in CorelDRAW 2022.

Setting Up Your Document

  1. Business cards tend to be rectangle-shaped, so the first thing to do is flip your page to a Landscape position.

    Landscape position
    Click on the Landscape option.
  2. Then resize the page to 88.9 mm x 50.9 mm, which is the standard size of most business cards.

    Resize the page
    Adjust the width and height of your document.

Creating a Design

Before you start creating your business card in CorelDRAW, it is a good idea to have a sketch drawn on paper. This makes the process a lot easier. Here is a simple business card design you can create in CorelDRAW.

  1. First, use the Rectangle tool to draw a rectangle.

    Using the Rectangle tool
    Click on the Rectangle tool.
  2. Adjust the width and height of the rectangle to be the same as the business card, 88.9 mm x 50.9 mm.

    Rectangle size
    Adjust the size of the rectangle.
  3. With the rectangle selected, press P on your keyboard (Shift + P on Mac). This will bring the rectangle to the center of the page.

    Rectangle center
    Press P on your keyboard (Shift + P on Mac).
  4. Select the rectangle, and right-click on one of the colors from the color palette. Right-clicking on any color will color the selected object. To get rid of the black outline, left-click on the white square on top of the palette. Left-clicking on any color will outline the object with that color.

    Coloring a rectangle
    Right-click to color the rectangle, and left-click to outline it.
  5. Make two rectangles of 44.45 mm x 25.45 mm with the Rectangle tool.

    Placing smaller rectangles
    Create two additional rectangles, and adjust their width and height.
  6. Place them on the bigger rectangle, as shown in the picture below. You can recolor them any way you want.

    Resize and recolor the rectangles
    Adjust the size and color of the rectangles. Then, place them on the bigger rectangle.
  7. Click on the Ellipse tool, and draw a circle in the middle.

    Ellipse tool
    Draw a circle with the Ellipse tool.
  8. Adjust the width and height to be 32 mm x 39 mm. Color the ellipse however you want, and center it.

    Draw an ellipse
    Draw a circle, adjust its size, and center it.

Adding Text

  1. Click on the Text tool to add text.

    Text tool
    Click on the Text tool.
  2. Click anywhere while the Text tool is selected to write. You will have all the text formatting options in the “Property bar”.

    Text properties
    Add text, and format it with the options in the “Property bar”.

No business card is complete without a company logo.

  1. To import a logo, go to File > Import.

    Importing Logo
    Go to File > Import.
  2. Locate the file, and click on Import. The import file should be a PNG.

    Logo Importing
    Locate the logo and click on Import.
  3. When the logo is imported, place it wherever you want on the business card, and you’re done!Business card

Printing Your Business Card

Business cards are most commonly printed on 14 or 16-point cardstock. This is the go-to industry standard for most businesses, as this paper is a bit thicker and more durable than your basic printer paper.

  1. When you finish the business card, go to File > Print Preview.

    Print Preview
    Go to File > Print Preview.
  2. Then, go to Settings > General.

    General Settings
    Go to Settings > General.
  3. Click on the Settings icon next to your chosen Printer.

    Printer settings
    Click on the Settings wheel icon.
  4. Click on Advanced.

    Advanced Printer Options
    Click on Advanced.
  5. Choose the appropriate Paper Size (depending on your printer). In this case, we will choose the A4 format. Then, click on OK.

    Appropriate printer paper size
    Click on Paper Size, and choose the paper size for your printer.
  6. Click on the Imposition Layout Tool.

    Imposition Layout Tool
    Click on the Imposition Layout Tool icon.
  7. Then add as many copies that can fit on the chosen paper size with the “Property bar” options.

    Adjust printing
    Add as many copies that can properly fit on your paper.
  8. After that, go to File > Print, and the print should start.

    Printing from preview
    Go to File > Print.

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