Business card composer for Mac

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  1. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

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    Does anyone know of a good business card-creating tool that has the ability to incoporate photos for Mac? Would it be easy to create a business card and then take it to Kinko's for mass production, or would it be better to use my own printer and business card stock?
     
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    not to high-jack the thread but isn't music composed? Where as print materials are designed? Or even built?
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    From the definition of "compose" in Dictionary.app in Tiger:

    4 prepare (a text) for printing by manually, mechanically, or electronically setting up the letters and other characters in the order to be printed. • set up (letters and characters) in this way.
     
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    Thanks for the link; I may try that program out. Has anyone used it?
     
  6. RatVega macrumors member

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    Adobe InDesign. You can compose or design, it doesn't care...

    The app isn't simple, but it's capable of pretty much anything you can throw at it and the final result will only be limited by your printer. Professional printers use it.
     
  7. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    I use it. I can't say that I've gone all the way and finished a project with it, but it has at the very least some decent templates. It's also very simple to use with a good layout. I can also recommend Swift Publisher by the same developer.

    If you are wanting to get hardcore, InDesign is a much more flexible program to use where the only limits are your imagination. Other benefit is that if you want to get your cards professionally printed, virtually all good printing shops accept InDesign files, whereas with the Business Card Composer, you would probably have to convert to PDF first.
     

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