Business Card Composer
Your rating: Now say why...

(8) 4.375

Create and print business cards.   Demo ($34.95)
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
Business Card Composer is a complete kit to create and print business cards, calling cards, and badges. The package contains more than 1,000 high-quality clipart images (more than 40,000 with the Extras Pack), 740 ready-made designs and advanced editing tools.

View Video Tutorials.

The program conveniently uses personal data from Apple Address Book, and images from iPhoto and Aperture to use on the card design. The program contains over 700 card stock layouts from leading manufacturers, as well as supports duplex printers for printing double-sided cards.
What's New
Version 5.1.7:
  • Fixed crashes reported by some when exporting to PDF.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later





MacUpdate - Business Card Composer



Business Card Comp... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
(8)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(18)

sort: smiles | time
burypromote

+2

Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
Elegant and efficient. A must have for business cards!
[Version 5.1.7]


burypromote

+21
Jayaii commented on 18 Jun 2012
I really like this app. Unfortunately, the ability to print subtle shadows behind text vanished when I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion (and I have the latest version of *everything*). I do not experience this problem with other apps on my system. I have corresponded with the developer and hope they can produce a fix in time (hopefully sooner rather than later).
[Version 5.1.4]


burypromote
+1

-59

Dthdunn reviewed on 10 Sep 2011
Terrific product, but even though I have a quality laser printer (Brother MFC 9420CN) it is rare that I can use all the cards on a sheet. I get card drift that shows an area of expanding white at the bottom of each page. The is no a positioning issue, as the first cards are perfect. I use quality card stock and my printer is clean. I have played with the thickness adjustment.

I do not blame this on the software. My point here is that my cards are not inexpensive, given my design time, cost of card stack, cost of software, and the expense of discarded cards (using cards with the white area makes them look homemade and cheap).

If you rarely change your card, this is a good value. If you experience my issues and you change cards often (I wear many hats during this recession), then the option of buying cards made professionally, might be a better route.

That said I am making a set of new cards today, using this product.
[Version 5.1.2]


burypromote
+4

+7

Jean5 reviewed on 15 Mar 2011
Nice features, I have been using it for a long time always very stable. Version 5 is a real improvement.
[Version 5.1]


burypromote
+10

+63

Jp3421 reviewed on 17 Feb 2010
Excellent, EXCELLENT program. Ease of design is excellent, but its ability to print accurately on virtually any third-party business card paper from any manufacture with very little effort on my part is also outstanding. And not to mention its tight Address Book integration and mail-merge-like feature to create business cards for a whole company with ease.

I've even used it simply as a convenient print layout helper: I once designed someone's business card in Illustrator, then transferred all elements to Business Card Composer just to skip the whole process of configuring layout for accurate printing on an inkjet printer.

Strongly recommended!
[Version 5.0.2]


burypromote

+131
Lounge Deluxe commented on 15 Oct 2009
Steep upgrade price of $19.95. Pity, especially considering the fairly high full version purchase price for an app that just composes business cards. It is my guess that BeLight reckons potential buyers of BCC will be professionals with plenty of cash. Seems like I'll have to continue using version 4 (that pretty much serves my purpose).
[Version 5.0]

2 Replies

burypromote
+8

+113
Belight Team replied on 19 Oct 2009
We understand that some people are satisfied with Business Card Composer 4, and decide not to transfer to the latest version 5. Especially for these people we released Free update to v.4 making the program compatible with Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard), which allowed you to continue using and enjoying previous version of the program.
burypromote
+5

+18
Zoidbert replied on 30 Nov 2009
I have to agree; I'm a big fan of BeLight and often recommend their software to friends, family, and clients, but frequently the upgrade price is a bit too steep, especially (as noted) for a one-trick pony like BCC.
burypromote
+6
David Dockery commented on 16 Nov 2006
As a graphic artist I find this app is a great inspiration. Even though I can create the work myself I love to find new ideas by looking in books etc.. this app has already inspired me to go in directions I may have not ordinarily gone and I don't have to worry about copyright infringement.

Also - it is a timesaver for me. Time is something designers are always in desperate need of.

Thanks for a great program!!
[Version 4.1]

1 Reply

burypromote
-9

+121
Rubaiyat replied on 06 Dec 2009
Hmmm… I'd give the designs a B-

If you are really a professional I can not see why you would be using this, as creating Business Cards in almost any layout program is not going to stretch the creative juices nor your basic skill set.
burypromote
+8


Anonymous reviewed on 19 Sep 2005
This app is a keeper! works great in panther.
[Version 3.1.2]


burypromote
+9


Anonymous reviewed on 24 May 2005
It Downloads 3.1 ...

I bought this app a few months ago and it just keeps getting better and more elegant. For making up business cards it doesn't get any more effortless and fun than this. Beautifully laid out with large work areas and an easy to understand interface make it a joy rather than a burden to do this task.
This is what third party apps should aspire to ... function, esthetics, and fun!

The cards turn out absolutely fantastic ... you won't be sorry you spent the money ...
[Version 3.1]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 09 Feb 2005
Funny, the version i download is labeled v.3.0.1?!! Did i miss something?
[Version 3.0]


There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


+78

::mile:: rated on 08 Jul 2013

[Version 5.1.6]



Roccy rated on 05 Apr 2013

[Version 5.1.6]



+9

John_Brown rated on 12 Mar 2012

[Version 5.1.4]



AlanG100 rated on 14 May 2011

[Version 5.1]



Julys rated on 01 Feb 2011

[Version 5.0.4]


Downloads:51,763
Version Downloads:1,327
Type:Business : Applications
License:Demo
Date:20 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $34.95
Overall (Version 5.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-10 of 18
1 2 >
Displaying 1-5 of 5
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
Business Card Composer is a complete kit to create and print business cards, calling cards, and badges. The package contains more than 1,000 high-quality clipart images (more than 40,000 with the Extras Pack), 740 ready-made designs and advanced editing tools.

View Video Tutorials.

The program conveniently uses personal data from Apple Address Book, and images from iPhoto and Aperture to use on the card design. The program contains over 700 card stock layouts from leading manufacturers, as well as supports duplex printers for printing double-sided cards.

Version 5 brings you Google Maps integration and support for 2D barcodes, as well as object grouping, gradient fill options, new guideline capabilities, and more.


- -