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Business Cards Printing Tutorial

Correctly print your resume business cards by following some simple directions from our business cards printing tutorial. Learn how to remove the header and footer in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and more.

Print Your Business Cards

business cards printing Each browser has its own set of instructions. Find your browser, and the procedure is laid out step-by-step. The most popular browsers are listed below. If you use a different browser that isn't listed you should be able to read what is written below and adapt the steps to your version. Otherwise check with the developer of your version to learn how to accomplish the same result.

Our step-by-step instructions make it very easy to print your resume business cards with the proper margins and without the header and footer information using perforated or plain paper. The procedure to print both the front side and back side are also described below. Or you could try this Free Business Cards Creator if you want to make them for a more generalized application.
Business Cards Printing Tutorial


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Set The Proper Margins First

The instructions in this section describe how to adjust the controls and settings for your browser. The page may look incorrect in the example but upon printing everything will fall into place. If these settings aren't made the edges may not line up correctly with the perforations if you are using that type of paper.
  • Chrome Users
    1. Click the icon at the top right that looks like three dots, in order to access the settings. Next click on Print, the next screen comes up with the page to be printed and the print settings on the left side.
    2. Set the Layout to Portrait, click More Settings.
    3. Uncheck the Option, Headers and footers. Scale will be 100.
    4. Set the margins to None or, move your mouse or pointing device over the page to grab and drag the top and bottom margins to 0, then move the left and right margins to 0.
  • Internet Explorer Users
    1. Go to File, then Page Setup, or click the down arrow next to the printer icon. Find the section labeled Headers and Footers.
    2. You can set it back write down the existing settings of the Header and Footer fields. Remove all of the characters in those fields leave them blank. Or set each drop down box to Empty.
    3. Change the top and bottom margins to 0 and the left and right margins to 0.
    4. Uncheck Enable Shrink-to-Fit.
  • Firefox Users
    1. Go to File, then Page Setup, click on the Headers and Footers tab.
    2. You can set it back write down the existing settings of the Margins, Header and Footer fields. Set the Header and Footer drop down boxes to --blank--.
    3. Change the top and bottom margins to 0 and the left and right margins to 0.
  • Opera Users
    1. Go to Menu, then Print..., uncheck the Print Headers and Footers box.
    2. Set the drop down box Scale to print 100%.
    3. Set margins to None. with the top and bottom margins set to 0 and the left and right margins also set to 0.

Print Front Side and Back Side Next

Here we describe the buttons you will need to press within the creator program so you can obtain the desired sides.
  1. Press the Print Front button to print the front of the cards as you would normally print anything after you set the margins, etc. as described above.
  2. To print the back side you will turn the page over with the front side facing up and press the Print Back button. Since every computer/printer setup is different it may be necessary to experiment to determine the correct orientation of the paper in the printer to properly line up the front side with the back.