When Business Card Composer helps you:
For a trade show you can create custom business cards to reflect special events and promotions, or simply indicate your booth number.
Your phone or e-mail has changed, and you cant wait until your company makes new cards for you.
You need to create small runs of cards for temporary staff.
You have several jobs and want to have separate cards for each.
You want to create a nice card with your contact information to give to the people you meet day to day.
All Features of Business Card Composer
More than 1,000+ clipart images (40,000+ clipart images with Extras Pack).
More than 740 ready-made designs, organized in categories.
More than 100 unique image masks.
Apply Mac OS X Core Image filters to your images.
Design Business Cards
Create regular, folded and CD-R cards.
Horizontal and vertical layouts supported.
Full support for double-sided cards. Both sides are saved in the same document, allowing you to switch between sides on a fly and print them with ease.
Smart guides help to arrange design elements neatly.
Option to manually set object position and size.
Adjust vertical spacing or distribute objects vertically and horizontally.
Horizontal and vertical object alignment.
Make use of adjustable shadows with color settings.
3 alignment modes, including text alignment within text boxes.
The application supports object editing on Background and Foreground layers, which helps to create advanced card designs.
Special text labels for marking phone number, e-mail, etc.
Google maps integration lets you import map image onto the card.
Generate Code 128 barcode, as well as 2-dimensional barcodes, Data Matrix and QR (Quick Response).
Integration with Apple iPhoto and Aperture lets preview and use pictures from the iPhoto libraries.
100 additional fonts (Extras Pack only).
Working with Graphics
Tint images with colors, tile and rotate them, as well as change their transparency.
Fill different objects with Linear or Radial gradients.
Insert images in many supported formats — TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PDF, EPS and more.
7,000 photo objects with transparent background can be applied to any picture to create mixed designs.
Search images by keywords.
Image cropping allows you to crop images directly in Composer.
A custom image can be used as a mask in addition to the predesigned masks.
Select multiple objects with the ability to resize and rotate them as a single item.
Converting a text object into an image allows you to apply image effects to it.
Adjustable export to EPS.
Art Text integration helps to create high quality textual graphics, headings, logos, icons and buttons.
Universal Binary version that allows to run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macintosh computers.
Integration with Apple Address Book — drag and drop contacts right onto your cards.
Integration with iPhoto lets preview and use pictures from the iPhoto libraries.
Search images in Google right from Business Card Composer.
Images from a custom folder can be used along with the built-in clipart.
Generate fancy random backgrounds with a click of the button.
Order your cards to be printed and mailed to you from an online print shop.
The counter feature allows you to numerate cards and assign each card a unique number.
Text File Data support allows to read data from text files. This can be helpful when creating badges for a conference, etc.
Merge Image functionality allows to import and auto-replace images from Address Book, iPhoto and Finder. This can be used for creating badges and printing iPhoto thumbnails.
Spotlight support allows the system to search a text within Business Card Composer documents.
Quick Look technology support allows you to view the content of a file without even opening it.
3-step Assistant to get started quickly.
About 700 supported business card paper for ink jet and laser printers, from Avery, APLI, Decadry, Sigel, A-One and other manufacturers.
Use custom layouts for unsupported card stock, greeting cards, badges and other kinds of labels.
Customizable export to PDF and TIFF allows to save your design in a format appropriate for sending to a professional print shop.
Use export to JPEG format for sending business cards via e-mail.
Address set-up option in Preferences allows you to set specific address fields order for different countries.
“Set address field in a line” allows to modify two-lined address from Address Book into one line automatically.
Ruler and measurement units save you time on editing data.
Printer calibration allows to fine-tune the printer for accurate results.
Cut marks can be printed — helpful for printing on non-perforated paper.
Control the number of cards you want to print and the position on the sheet from where to start printing.
Duplex printers support for printing double-sided cards.
New printing technology allows for choosing among 3 printing methods. You can either print cards for yourself, or print one design for several people, or print multiple designs on one sheet.
In the printing process, the preview window with the additional settings displays your modifications on the fly.
The Text to Curve feature (using export options) lets you transform the document into vector image. This will help to avoid problems with font absence when you send a document to a printshop.
The program allows to print plastic cards and ID badges thanks to Evolis printers support.