10 best business card design software [+Bonus tools]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Whether you like it or not, people need exactly 3 seconds to make a first impression. And this is valid in business as well.
  • To make a powerful first impression at a business meeting or event, you need a business card that stands out in the crowd.
  • Adobe Spark and Adobe Illustrator are two great alternatives if you're looking for a business card design software for your company -- as are all the other tools listed in this guide.
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If you own a business, it’s always good to have a business card available so you can exchange your contact information easily with others.

A business card can tell a lot about you and your company, and today we’re going to show you the best business card software for Windows 10.

What is the best business card software for Windows 10?

1. Adobe Spark

adobe spark business card design software

If you want to create a business card that will really make an impactful first impression, you need to use Adobe Spark. This is an excellent tool to create unique custom logos that will help you increase your brand value and awareness.

Moreover, Adobe Spark offers you a wide library of ready-made business card templates. If you’re in a hurry and you need to have those cards ready as soon as possible, we’re sure those templates will come in handy.

But if you have plenty of time and ideas, you can start from those templates, play with the font and shapes and create your own business card designs.

Communicating with a professional designer is not always easy. Very few people can understand what your company really wants and put those ideas into practice. But if you have Adobe Spark and an Internet connection, you can get started right now and create your own business cards.

Download Adobe Spark free

2. Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator business card design tool

Having a business card that pops that draws people’s attention is part of the art of differentiation your company from other businesses activating in the same field.

You can access thousands of business card design templates straight from Adobe Illustrator. Thanks to the built-in vector graphics tools, you can access a wide array of fonts, colors, gradients, and textures. You can also customize all these elements within the tool to create custom templates that will suit your company’s branding needs.

The simplest way is to select the preset or the presets you like best, change the preset text to reflect your business, add a background image or keep the background white, save your design and then have it printed. It’s as simple as that.

Use Adobe Illustrator to make a business card with style.

Download Adobe Illustrator free

3. Edraw Max (recommended)

Edraw Max is an application that lets you create various graphics including flowcharts, forms, maps, mind maps, and business cards. The first thing you’ll notice about this application is its user-interface.

The tool uses a tabbed interface that resembles Microsoft Office, so if you’re familiar with Office tools you won’t have any issues with this application. The application fully supports templates and you can choose one of many available templates and customize it any way you want.

In addition to templates, there’s a built-in library and you can use it to insert various shapes, icons, business card templates, and text. However, you can’t save your contact information and add it to future projects like in other similar apps. On the other hand, you can add the desired text to the library and save it for later use.

Using this tool you can freely move your elements, and you can also group them, bring them to front or back and align them. The application uses layers so you can add different objects to different layers and edit them separately. If needed, you can also lock a certain object in order to prevent any editing.

As for editing, you can customize each element and change its color with ease. In addition to solid colors, you can use gradients, patterns, and pictures. Of course, you can change the shade and transparency for any color or gradient.

You can also modify lines and change their width, type, color, and other options. With this tool, you can also add shadows to your elements and achieve some interesting results.

Edraw Max is a solid application, and in addition to business cards, it can also create other types of graphics. The application isn’t as simple to use as previous entries on the list, but it’s perfect if you want to create your business card from scratch.

We have to mention that this application isn’t free, so if you want to continue using it, you need to obtain a license.

4. Business Card Studio Deluxe

Another great application that can help you create business cards is Business Card Studio Deluxe. According to the developer, the application is simple to use and you can create your own business card in a matter of minutes.

The application has more than 10000 templates available, so you can create your unique business card with ease. On the other hand, if you’re a designer you can also create your business card from scratch. Each template offers customization and you can easily change the available information or add new graphics, text, images, etc.

As for customization, you can also change the color of your elements as well as their alignment, background and other options.

The application offers Auto Concept Generator that allows you to create multiple variations of your business card. This feature is perfect if you’re not feeling creative and you just want to create a new business card quickly. To use this feature you just need to enter the desired information and you’ll be able to choose from wide range of business card designs.

It’s worth mentioning that this tool has 1000 fonts and more than 5000 graphic elements available. Using these elements you can create all sorts of business cards as well as letterheads and envelope concepts.

Business Card Studio Deluxe also offers 3D text effects so you can create some impressive results in a matter of seconds.

There are also special effects available and you can easily add frames, shadows or blur specific elements. The application also has a simple wizard that helps you create unique business cards in a matter of minutes. Of course, you can always fine-tune your templates in order to achieve the desired results.

After you create your business card, you can export it to JPEG, BMP, PNG, EMF, WMF, TIF, GIF, ICO or PDF format. It’s worth mentioning that this application supports resolution up to 1200 dpi.

Business Card Studio Deluxe is a great business card software, but unfortunately, it’s not free, so if you want to use it you need to purchase the application. The free trial version isn’t available, so the only way to try the application is to purchase it.

5. NHC Software CardWorks

Another business card software that we want to show you is CardWorks. This application comes with several available templates and you can pick your templates based on the desired color.

There’s a limited choice of templates, but you can easily download more right from the application. As for the card size, the application supports all standard business card and paper sizes so you should have no problems creating your own business card.

To create your business card more easily, you can store your business information and add it to your future projects with a single click. We have to mention that you can store information for multiple businesses and add them to your business cards. Speaking of information, you can choose font, size, color, and position for any text element.

CardWorks also allows you to create both single or double-sided business cards which is rather useful. The application supports pictures so you can easily add your company logo or any other picture to your business card. As for supported formats, this application works with JPG, GIF, BMP and PNG images.

The application can also print your card with crop marks so you can easily trim your cards to the desired size. If needed, you can also export a high-resolution PDF file and print it or share it with others.

CardWorks is relatively simple to use, but it doesn’t offer many advanced options as other applications on our list. The application is free for personal non-commercial use, so feel free to download and try it out.

6. Business Card Maker

If you’re looking for a powerful business card software, you might want to consider this tool. Using Business Card Maker you can create business cards, contact cards, company cards or ID cards with ease. After selecting the desired format, you need to set your data.

You can enter the data from the editor or load it from database. Lastly, you need to choose from one of many available templates. There are about 20 different categories available, so we’re positive that you’ll find a suitable template for you.

We have to mention that you can customize your template any way you want, and you can even create unique templates from scratch. Regarding the customization, you can customize every element of your business card. The application allows you to set a custom background for your business card and you can use a single color or a bicolor style.

You can customize the style of the background and you can even use gradients. There’s support for various textures and you can change their brightness, contrast and saturation right from this application.

In addition to textures, you can also add one of many available backgrounds. All backgrounds are divided into 11 categories so you can easily find the desired background. If needed, you can also use any image from your PC as a background.

Business Card Maker also comes with a customizable grid view so you can make sure your elements are perfectly aligned. The grid supports snapping so aligning your elements is rather straightforward.

As for text elements, you can easily change their font, style and color. Speaking of color, you can use solid colors, gradients or even textures. Of course, you can freely move your text, rotate it, or add an outline or shadow to it.

Speaking of text, you can save all your business information into presets and use it for different projects. In addition, you can have multiple profiles available in your database and add them to your projects.

Of course, you can choose the type of data that will be shown on your business card. We also have to mention that Business Card Maker can import this data from other files on your PC, which can be rather useful.

You can also add various shapes to your projects as well as images from the image gallery or from your PC. This is especially useful if you need to add your logo to the business card. The application allows you to print and save your designs, and you can even export your card to PDF format. Unfortunately, saving isn’t available in the trial version.

Business Card Maker is a powerful business card software that allows you to create custom designs from scratch which makes it perfect for designers. With the large number of available templates this application can also be useful to less experienced and first-time users. Even though Business Card Maker has a lot to offer, we have to mention that the application isn’t free. However, you can download and use the trial version for 10 days free of charge.

7. Business Card Designer Plus

Another business card software that we want to mention is Business Card Designer Plus. The application is simple to use, and you can create unique designs for your business card in a matter of minutes.

Before you start creating your business card, you need to select the desired layout. There are several presets available and in addition to standard one-sided business cards you can create foldable business cards as well.

After choosing the desired layout, you need to choose one of many available templates. All templates are sorted into different categories and there are more than 30 categories to choose from. To create your business card faster, the application allows you to enter your information in the wizard and speed up the creation process.

Of course, you can store your information in the database and add it instantly to all your future projects. You can also have multiple profiles in your database which is useful if you need to create business cards for multiple people.

After creating the desired template you can edit it any way you want. You can add pictures from the pictures gallery or insert them from your PC. Before you add a picture, you can adjust its colors or add certain effects.

In addition, you can also add text to your business card and position it anywhere you want. If needed, you can also add various lines, shapes and backgrounds to your business card. There’s a wide range of available backgrounds, but you can also use custom backgrounds from your PC.

Business Card Designer Plus is a decent software that allows you to create two-sided business cards with ease. However, the application feels a bit outdated and that’s our only complaint. This application isn’t free, but you can download and use the free trial version for 30 days.

Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page. If you’re interested in other business software, check out our wide collection of guides.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in May 2017 and was revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.