New in build 21.6.0 - 06-21-2021


  • Handled error when invalid last used path saved in open design screen.



New in build 21.4.0 - 04-30-2021


  • All new Open screen with multiple design preview and search.
  • You can now drag and drop images directly into a business card.
  • Blank button in Design Wizard to skip directly to blank business card template.
  • Updated layouts.
  • Bug fixes.



New in build 20.1.0 - 01-14-2020


  • Added code to detect Windows 10's Controlled Folder Access and workaround.
  • Fixed bug causing crash after Design Wizard when Documents folder is blocked.



New in build 19.9.0 - 09-18-2019


  • Native support for Excel files - No drivers needed anymore!
  • Tweaks and bug fixes.



New in build 19.0.0 - 01-27-2019


  • Various UI improvments.
  • Added multiple layouts.
  • Removed outdated business card templates.
  • Added Edit Properties command.



New in V12 (build 060) - 03-05-2018


  • Added multiple layouts as requested by users.
  • 2018 update.



New in V12 (build 050) - 12-11-2017


  • Added barcodes: GTIN-14/EAN-14, SSCC-18/EAN-18, GS1-128/EAN-128, SCC-14/ITF-14.
  • Corrected on-screen scaling of barcodes when zoomed.
  • Allow spaces in human readable barcode text for formatting.
  • Fixed problem introduced in Windows Anniversary update affecting drag rectangle drawing and position when display adapter screen scaling not 100%
  • Fixed grid settings change not taking effect until re-opening design.



New in V12 (build 040) - 10-09-2017


  • Corrected default layout name when creating standard cards.
  • Removed confusing gallery link in Design Wizard
  • Minor bug fixes



New in V12 (build 030)


  • Option to save print options for each card
  • Smaller QR code size.
  • Option to show all templates in Design Wizard.
  • Improved look on Windows 10.
  • Minor bug fixes



New in V12 (build 020)


  • Improved address book - Sort by last name, first name, company / Alphabetical jump buttons
  • Prompt to scale design when switching or adjusting layout.
  • Option to disable double-click editing.
  • Minor bug fixes



New in V12


This is a major upgrade that includes Windows 10 support and new features and improvements, including:


  • Improved templates
  • Access to the latest template and clipart galleries
  • Updated layouts for Avery, and other manufacturers
  • New property screens for each type of object (text, shape, line, bar code, counter, etc.)





New in V11.6.2.0 (04-15-2015)


This update contains bug fixes and updates related to issues with Windows updates. If you are experiencing any type of access violation error or find that lines and shapes are not printing correctly, this update should resolve those issues. There is now also a "Fast Print" option on the Print Options screen that will greatly improve printing speed when printing a large number of business cards (Note: Transparent fills and some transparent graphics will not print on some printers with this option selected. If you use transparent fills or graphics leave this option unselected.)



New in V11.6.1.0 (11-14-2014)


This update adds business card templates that have a back side pre-designed and fixes a few minor issues.



New in V11.6.0.0 (10-3-2014)


This update adds support for color shifts in all templates and automatically scales business card designs when switching to different layouts. This is a free update to licensed users of V11 and a paid upgrade to licensed users of V10 and older.
  • You can now shift the colors of background objects and icons for all templates in the Design Wizard, including CD business cards.
  • When switching between different size layouts (for example, photo business cards and standard business cards) all objects in the design are automatically scaled and re-positioned.



New in V11.5.1.0 (8-15-2014)


This is a minor update to workaround a problem introduced in a recent Windows Update. If outlines in shape and text objects are no longer visible this update will fix the problem. This is a free update to licensed users of V11 and a paid upgrade to licensed users of V10 and older.



New in V11.5.0.0 (7-14-2014)


This update improves just about every aspect of the program, and makes major improvements to the included templates and Design Wizard. This is a free update to licensed users of V11 and a paid upgrade to licensed users of V10 and older.
  • All new, more modern templates are installed, including new social media contact cards and cards with QR bar codes.
    ***NOTE: Even more high resolution templates for specific applications are available through the Cloud Gallery link in the Design Wizard.
  • Design Wizard improvements that allows the color scheme of any template's text, background and icons to be changed.
  • Major improvements to printing on high resolution printers.
  • New Pick Picture screen that includes new effects and integration with the Cloud Picture Gallery.
  • Improvements to print preview to display better at all zoom levels.
  • Re-sampling and anti-aliasing of on-screen images and shapes on the design screen for better WYSIWYG.
  • Additional shape objects.



New in V11.3.0.0 (4-28-2014)


This is a minor update that fixes some minor issues with the V11.2 release, updates the UI to a more modern look and improves on the templates. This is a free update to licensed users of V11 and a paid upgrade to licensed users of V10 and older.
  • Updated all Cloud Gallery templates to 300 dpi backgrounds.
  • Updated all screens to a more modern and pleasing look.
  • Fixed missing border and texture files that caused some older backgrounds to be empty.
  • Fixed problem on some systems when opening a file from a shortcut icon.
  • Fixed problem with background placement when creating folded business cards from templates with a background.
  • Fixed a problem with templates saved from the Cloud Gallery being added by Business Card Designer Plus if initially downloaded by Print Designer GOLD.



New in V11.2.0.0 (3-11-2014)


This is a minor update that fixes some issues with the V11.1 release and adds additional functionality. This is a free update to licensed users of V11 and a paid upgrade to licensed users of V10 and older.
  • Added Clear Cached Thumbnails button to Options screen in case thumbnails become out of sync.
  • Added the ability to have multiple layout files (for future use).
  • PDB import now allows data to be imported from any database, not just CSV files.
  • Fixed problem opening files from the command line when the program is already open but minimized.
  • Fixed error message on some systems when opening designs by double clicking icon in Explorer.
  • Fixed error message on some systems when canceling trial reminder screen.



New in V11.1.0.0 (1-21-2014)


This is a minor update that fixes some issues with the initial V11 release and adds additional functionality to the Cloud Gallery. This is a free update to licensed users of V11 and a paid upgrade to licensed users of V10 and older.
  • Added new Featured, Most Popular, Newest categories to the Cloud Gallery.
  • Added searching to the Cloud Gallery.
  • Added various templates to the Cloud Gallery.
  • Other minor changes for better usability and Windows 8.1 support.



New in V11.0.0.0 (9-9-2013)


This is a major upgrade that includes integration with the Cloud Gallery, Windows 8 support, and other new features and improvements.  The major features are detailed below.

  • Cloud Gallery Integration
    • Built-in support for accessing the Cloud Gallery, which houses an incredible assortment of business card templates that is dynamically updated.
    • Using a template from the Cloud Gallery is just as easy as using a pre-installed template.
    • Choose from a wide variety of templates, with more being added all the time.

  • New Quick Tools Panel
    • Provides access to everything you need to design, edit and print business cards in one location.
    • Simple button interface to add objects, define a background, change layouts and print your business card.

  • Streamlined Design Wizard
    • Now even easier to use with graphical thumbnails of all templates.
    • Select a template, fill in your personal information, select a logo and your business card is complete!

  • QR and PDF417 2-Dimensional Barcode support
    • Add a QR or PDF 417 bar code to your business card so your contact information can be scanned instantly using a smartphone.

  • Updated Business Card Stock Layouts
    • Now supports all known business card paper layouts, including 10-up, 12-up, folded, double sided, photo quality and CD business cards.

  • Streamlined Program and Layout Updates
    • Automatically check for program and layout updates.  Install them with a single click.
    • Always have the latest version.

  • Updated Windows Support
    • Now supports Windows 8 (desktop) as well as Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.