uPrintX is a free app that allows you to create business cards on your iPad. Once you've finished designing your card, you can send it straight to them for printing and delivery.
The iPad, and other tablets, have made accessing lots of different business activities easy when you're away from your desk. Australian company uPrintX has added yet another useful tool to the iPad repertoire with their business card app.
uPrintX is a free app that allows you to create business cards on your iPad. It includes free templates, logos, icons, textures and fonts that have been sourced from graphic designers. But you can also use your own graphics and logos so there's room for some creativity.
When you create a card, you can choose whether to store it locally or on iCloud or Dropbox. The cloud options mean you can access the output from other devices.
Creating a card is easy. Pick a template, fill in your details and you're done. If the out-of-the-box templates suit, you can be ready to order your cards in just a few minutes.
Once you've finished designing your card, you can send it straight for printing and delivery. For example, printing 250 cards on 350gsm stock with printing on both sides of the cards cost just under $60.
Business card printing has become heavily commoditised in recent years. I've been getting cards printed with VistaPrint for some time as they offer quick delivery and reasonable prices. But beware their upselling. Almost every step of the VistaPrint ordering process includes extra features that you might not really want or need.
If you're an Android user, there's no uPrintX app yet although we're told that an Android app is on the roadmap.
Clarification: this article originally stated that uPrintX is relying on the app to drive sales to their printing business. uPrintx does not own the printing business. The article has been updated.