This is a scan of the actual business card for my friend in Whistler, we picked them up from the printer this afternoon. It is a bit different than my original design, as I was unable to provide the printer with a large enough file, so they had to recreate it from a printed copy.
So why? I did my original design in MS Word using WordArt, the bad news appears to be that you cannot save the image from Word into a usable image for the printing shop. If anyone has a solution to that please let me know.
The solution for any future commercial art projects is to use the proper software program.
I downloaded a free open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator called Inkscape. So far it is a challenge to figure out, but they have a number of tutorials built into Help, so will have to spend some time in the learning curve.
Please let me know what you think
My client wants to tweak it a bit on the next order of labels and business cards.
I am very happy with the final result, it pops off the page, electric. And my friend is getting orders for her chocolates, so please wish her much success, she deserves it