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business cards

John has just told me that we are nearly out of business cards. Weve sat and rethought them since they were done a couple of years ago. WE had them done B&W at a printers 15 mins away, but are now thinking of something else. Keep getting pop ups on ebay about 50 free business cards and wondered if these companies are any good. Anyone?
Bodger

We've never been able to find anyone more reasonable than Vista Print.
SandraR

I've just taken advantage of the moo.com offer.

I'm really pleased with them, the quality of the card is good and as they use photos you select from ones on your Facebook page they are really individual.

They arrived quickly too. Smile
sean

Moo are good for quality, design and so forth.
BUT you have to let them mine your contacts etc to get the free fb offer.
RichardW

Try easyprint last lot were free & free del if you had their advert on the back.
Bodrighy

We've never been able to find anyone more reasonable than Vista Print.


2nded

Pete
gz

My first ones were vistaprint.

I'm going local for the next batch as I feel I'll have more control over quality of card and printing.
I'm keeping the designing "in house"....http://whitefire-designs.co.uk/?q=node/3
my daughter Cool
Nicky Colour it green

my first lot were from Moo - very good quality, but even with a special offer, quite pricey - although they are good if you want a variety of images rather than just one

then I got a load from vistaprint - excellent value for money
earthyvirgo

My first ones were vistaprint.

I'm going local for the next batch as I feel I'll have more control over quality of card and printing.
I'm keeping the designing "in house"....http://whitefire-designs.co.uk/?q=node/3
my daughter Cool


I think that's a wise decision.
It's not necessarily that much more expensive and as gz says you have control, and you can usually see a proof.

Vanessa recently sent me one of her cards ... which I did the artwork for. She got the printing done locally and the quality is excellent.

EV
Mistress Rose

We do ours on the computer. Advantage is we can change anything we want when we want, and have long or short runs. Downside is they are not such good quality, and because we have an inkjet, not waterproof. alison

We do ours on the computer. Advantage is we can change anything we want when we want, and have long or short runs. Downside is they are not such good quality, and because we have an inkjet, not waterproof.

A quick spray with hairspray will help with sealing the printing.
Mistress Rose

Thanks Alison. I might try that on some of the labels I make for candles and things. Never use hair spray, so only use I have seen for it recently is to set charcoal pictures to stop little dears being completely covered by the end of the day. Luath

Have used both Vistaprint and moo, both excellent. My Vistaprint cards are on good quality recycled card, very reasonable price too vegplot

Depends on how you view quality. Some are quite happy with cheap and cheerful and just need to get a message across and others more sensitive about design, layout, typography, print quality etc.

We designed some business cards for a customer recently and used Moo. He was very pleased.

I've had cards from http://www.blushpublishing.co.uk/ who ooze quality and use letterpress.
Chez

I've used both Moo and Vistaprint. I agree that the quality of the Moo ones is much better. But price-wise, Vistaprint are very good and I design my own and load them up. The quality isn't as good; however, I don't think that that's important for me - people tend to be surprised that I even have a card rather than critical of the quality Smile. If I was a design business I'd spend more. Nick

Moo are constantly spamming my fb page with double thickness, half size cards which look nice. I reckon they fit in noones wallet and will get lost. Vista do have a reputation of signing people up on free offers and never cancelling direct debits, or something, iirc. Blacksmith got caught, I think.

I'm thinking supporting your local printer is probably better.
Chez

Much more expensive, in my experience, though - I did price it up. I think it depends on your position. I'm on such thin margins atm that I chose the multinational.

I got some of those little Moo cards with photos of the kids on and made them in to a collage for Grandma Christmas Presents last year. I was impressed with them.
Nick

Oh, as with everything, reality has to bite. It's the Internet tho, so I thought I'd throw in my poorly researched, anecdotal brain fart as solid fact. Chez

As opposed to your usual incisive, well researched and helpful contributions, you mean? Nick

I've given up, and am part of New Downsizer, that doesn't rely on fact. I find I care less that way. Chez

You are Nick Clegg and I claim my five pounds.
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