NEW "Self Serve" Business Card!
KDPS is now offering a new “self serve” business card option to our customers. We have designed a simple “self serve” business card template of the standard Commonwealth of Kentucky business card You fill it out, save, submit (along with a completed print request form) and we print. For more information please read and follow the instructions before or while using the “self serve” template.
How to use the basic standard self serve business card:
Your business card needs approval from one of the following: supervisor, manager, director, etc.
If you are a KYTC employee you must use your P-1 title.
The minimum order of business cards is 500
HOW TO ENTER YOUR INFORMATION:
If you find that your information does not fit into the self serve template,
you will need to stop and submit your request as you would normally.
--Highlight the category (for example “Name”) and then proceed to type your name the way you
want it to appear on the card. Your name will replace the category “Name”.
--Continue this same procedure throughout the card in the different category options.
--USUALLY ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE USED FOR THE CABINET NAME.
--Lines 1-4 on the left are typically used for Department/Office name, Address Line, City-State-Zip,
and web address.
--Lines 1-4 on the right are typically used for Office Phone, 1-800/Cell number, Fax, and
--For Lines 1-4 on either side you should put the information that best suits your needs--
After plugging in your information you will need to do a “Save As” and name the file.
The file name should be last name first and then the first name, for example: smith, john.pdf
Open your saved pdf to make sure it looks exactly the way you want it to print because the self serve
business card eliminates the proofing step.
You will now need to complete and submit a print request which can be found at print.ky.gov
heading “Request Service”.
*Please make sure that all of the information on the print request form pertains only to this order.
You will need to submit your completed print request and the saved business card pdf as 2 attachments
After submitting your print request and business card they will be numbered and placed into our system
and will travel straight to production.
Tip-Save the print request and self serve business card template to your desktop for easier
and quicker access.
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