Details and Technical Information

Program Requirements

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Hard disk with at least 20 MB available.

800 x 600 screen resolution or better

It is recommended that you use a good quality color printer.

Paper Supported

Visual Business Cards is designed to work with most common business card stock including:

Avery Business Card 25371
Avery Business Card 27870 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 27871 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 27881 Matte Coated
Avery Business Card 27882 Matte Coated
Avery Business Card 28371 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 28373 Glossy Photo Quality Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 28877 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 3612
Avery Business Card 5371
Avery Business Card 5372
Avery Business Card 5376
Avery Business Card 5377
Avery Business Card 5870
Avery Business Card 5871
Avery Business Card 5872
Avery Business Card 5873
Avery Business Card 5876
Avery Business Card 5878
Avery Business Card 5881 Color Laser
Avery Business Card 5882 Print to the Edge Color Laser
Avery Business Card 5911
Avery Business Card 8271 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8272 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8371 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8372 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8373 Glossy Photo Quality
Avery Business Card 8374 Magnetic Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8376 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8377 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8471 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8476 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8571 Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8870 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8871 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8872 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8873 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8874 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8876 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8877 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8878 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card 8879 Clean Edge Ink Jet
Avery Business Card L7413 (A4 Size)
Avery Business Card L7414 (A4 Size)
Avery Business Card L7415 (A4 Size)
Avery Business Card L7417 (A4 Size)
Avery Business Card L7419 (A4)
APLI 1612 (A4 Size)
APLI 1620 (A4 Size)
Formtec LS-3510 (A4 Size)
Herma 8840 (A4 Size)
MAACO ML-8550
Office Depot Clean-Break 915-922

Recent Changes (version history)



Date Version Description
Dec 10, 2013 4.35.2 Compatibility with Windows 8.1, minor cosmetic changes.
Sep 4, 2012 4.35
(no change)
Installation program now supports installs on Windows 8. After testing on the final Windows 8 release, we have found no compatibility issues and have therefore modified the installation program to include Windows 8 in the platform check.
Feb 14, 2011 4.35 Small tweaks and updates
Feb 18, 2010 4.34 Small changes for better compatibility with Windows 7 and 64-bit Windows
Feb 3, 2009 4.33 Corrects a few small typos
Jan 23, 2009 4.32 Improved loading speed.
Sep 24, 2008 4.31 Added Avery 8869 template
When printing outline test page, now prints bolder lines, and prints the inside card margin (if any) as a dotted line inside the solid line
April 29, 2008 4.30 Windows Vista support
March 2, 2008 4.20 New option to create your own card backgrounds from your own pictures/images/photos (registered users)

70 new high quality backgrounds in new categories "Subtle Patterns" and "Images"
Jan 4, 2007 4.17 Italic, right aligned text was sometimes getting truncated when saving to high resolution bitmap

Adds a preview for cards saved as BMP files (but not jpg)

Nov 9, 2006 4.16 The Callout control was not keeping proportions when zooming
Sep 13, 2006 4.15 The multiline text item now supports greater than 254 characters of text.
Jul 3, 2006 4.14 New: Added function to save card to a high resolution (300 dpi) bitmap file (only for Windows XP or above)

Fixed: In rare cases, symbol fonts have empty character slots and this would case a "divide by zero" error since the with of the character could be zero.

Apr 19, 2006 4.13 Using some fonts, text would have the bottoms cut off when printing or previewing.
When zooming in or out, right aligned text would not always appear right aligned. (this was an issue with the preview only)
Mar 28, 2006 4.12 When multiline text is right-aligned, if there is a trailing space character to the right edge of the line, it will now be truncated, caused the last actual text character to be aligned to the right

Added crop marks option, for use when printing on plain (not already perforated) paper

Jan 11, 2006 4.11 Fixed an problem that could result in the error message "Bitmap image is not valid", especially when working with rotated (vertical, portrait) orientation cards

Fixed an error that, when printing or previewing, could cause a background image to not be rotated to suit a rotated (vertical, portrait) orientation business card, when the source background image was a .jpg or .gif type file
Nov 30, 2005 4.10 Added ability to load JPG or GIF as background. This helps to accommodate smaller (less bandwidth) background sets to be made, and allow more flexibility in creating User Defined backgrounds (for more info on User Defined backgrounds, see "Can I make my own backgrounds? " in the help file)