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Desktop Pub. - Quark XPress 2: Business Cards

Life Skills:

  • Communication
  • Employability

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:


This lesson is the second in a series of six lessons to teach baisc Desktop Putlishing skills with Quark XPress. It can be easily modified to work with other desktop publishing software. In this lesson, students will create a business card with background image, logo, and appropriate text, then group the parts and duplicate the card to fill up an entire sheet.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Digital Print DesignStandard 1
Students will be able to understand the introduction to Digital Print Design.

Student instructions (BuzCardStudent.doc and BusCardStudent.pdf) and sample card (BusCardSample.pdf).


Background For Teachers:
Appropriate computer system and Quark XPress or other Desktop Publishing application.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Successful completion of Quark XPress 1: Quotation project

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to: 1-Layout guidelines for a business card; 2-Import background and logo graphics; 3-Create and format appropriate text; and 4-Group and duplicate the card.

Instructional Procedures:
See the BusCardStudent.doc or .pdf file for detailed student instructions. Teachers will need to have appropriate images for backgrounds, including some in greyscale format, as well as logo images.

Assessment Plan:
See the attaached rubric.


David Black

Created Date :
Mar 29 2005 15:46 PM