Multiple lots of the same business card design: InDesign or Illustrator?

meanjean's picture

This is an opinion poll:

I need to layout maybe 10 lots of business cards using the same layout, and then 1 'blank' lot, so that blank will have a slightly different layout.

Would you build this as an InDesign file, or would you save them all as separate Illustrator files?

I usually do biz cards in Illustrator, but with many lots, it gets cumbersome.

Thanks.

bemerx25's picture

Illustrator using the variable features (pull data from an XML source so you can rapidly use one design to create cards for many individuals). But I think I'd do that mostly because I'm more familiar with Illustrator as far as card layout and printing goes.

jselig's picture

InDesign.

pattyfab's picture

I'd say InDesign too, but it's also worth asking the printer how they would like the files prepared. They might want a separate pdf for each card in which case it doesn't matter which program you use.

Chris Rugen's picture

InDesign, all the way.

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