Thanks for giving me the go-ahead on your (somewhat revised) question.
I've listed printing affiliates (and some relatd programs) below.
Before rating this answer, however, please let me know if anything in
this answer is unclear, or whether you need additional information.
Just post a Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you
Best of luck in your ventures.
First, let me mention an application package that *may* be pertinent
to your original question. Saepio Technologies has developed a "print
solution" tool that may be able to provide the type of template you're
looking for. It's a bit hard to tell the full
capabilities/limitations from the description at their site, but it
seems worth an inquiry on your part, at least:
"The Agilis Media Producer print solution consists of server software
at either the corporate level (non-hosted) or on equipment operated by
Saepio (hosted), a template-based software application (the Print
Toolkit) at the corporate level and a web browser end user interface
(the Print Compiler) at the local level. Developed by Saepio to
simplify local marketing, the print solution leverages the Internet to
instantly create and deliver customized marketing materials for
manufacturers, retailers and franchises."
Next, you may also want to check into the services offered at Pintra:
Business Cards: Turn your Headaches into Profits!
Often the most configurable variable corporate identity product,
business cards are also commonly the most competitive product on which
to bid. Printra's online system, including the Automated Typesetting
module, help turn this headache into a profit center for you, allowing
you to add other, higher-margin products to your customers' ordering
site easily and on the fly.
Although this sounds along the lines of what you were originally
looking for, once again, it was hard for me to tell from the sight
just how their software operates, and what its capabilities are.
Still, seems worth looking into.
Now, as to the affiliates. We've already identified one company that
seems to be one of the main players in this area:
As you will see, however, there's no shortage of affiliate programs
(and related "reseller" programs) to choose fromt:
[not quite an affiliate program, from what I can tell, but something similar]
[again, not quite an affiliate...they invite "resellers" *and* they
provide design templates to those who participate in their program]
Again, if you need any additional information, just give me a holler.
search strategy: Google search and Google Directory search on:
"business cards" affiliate