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What do your business cards look like?

 
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Nov 17, 2011 21:23 |  #3706
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joeeznutz wrote in post #13404131 (external link)
Kinda reminds me of a Webpage with spammed keyword tags. Not necessarily a bad thing. I spent a lot of time just trying to read the small font-words as if I was doing a vision test.

It's called a tag cloud and that was the point, it's very clever.


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Nov 20, 2011 09:28 |  #3707

Good point. Text needs to be readable by a variety of people. You don't want to have a card holder strain to try and read your card. That will subconsciously turn them off to you.




  
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Nov 22, 2011 16:47 as a reply to  @ post 13353004 |  #3708

Who would you recommend as the best business card supplier out there? I'm looking for thick, matte cards. No cheap paper (Vistaprint, Overnight prints).

I heard gotprint was great?


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Nov 22, 2011 17:36 |  #3709

I have used gotprint for several clients and myself and I would highly recommend them. You can order a free sample pack from them to get an idea of their quality and print options. I have never paid for faster shipping or rush printing and 8 days to my door in canada is the longest I have had to wait


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Nov 22, 2011 18:42 |  #3710

I like the cards I got from gotprint, nice quality. They were a little slow for me so watch out if you're ordering on a deadline.




  
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Nov 23, 2011 23:40 as a reply to  @ post 13404131 |  #3711

Here are my cards. Taking them to print sometime next week. Thoughts?


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Nov 24, 2011 08:46 |  #3712

AE_Photography wrote in post #13444049 (external link)
Here are my cards. Taking them to print sometime next week. Thoughts?

It's a shame you have gone to all that effort to then use a gmail account don't you think?


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Nov 24, 2011 11:36 |  #3713

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It's a shame you have gone to all that effort to then use a gmail account don't you think?

I don't think its a huge deal. I have always used g-mail and I have never had any issues. Eventually maybe I will make a business e-mail thats not g-mail, but for now it works. E-mail is e-mail. All goes to server in cyber space.


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Nov 24, 2011 11:51 |  #3714

mattyb240 wrote in post #13445118 (external link)
It's a shame you have gone to all that effort to then use a gmail account don't you think?

I tend to agree it just looks more professional to have a @yourdomain.com email and for the price I would just do it godaddy for a domain $12, free google apps account $0
professional image for your customers priceless!


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Nov 27, 2011 09:15 |  #3715

AE_Photography wrote in post #13444049 (external link)
Here are my cards. Taking them to print sometime next week. Thoughts?

Way too busy and difficult to look at. Looks like you're trying to be fancy for the sake of being fancy rather than having a design purpose for the oddness. Is that photo of you? Even if it isn't, I don't think it's a photo that should be used for a full card coverage.

And why is your website address not on your card?




  
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Nov 27, 2011 13:47 |  #3716

AE_Photography wrote in post #13444049 (external link)
Here are my cards. Taking them to print sometime next week. Thoughts?

get a domain, its 11 bucks a year at go daddy, and much more professional.
I think you can even use your gmail account with a custom domain name.

I would move your self portrait (which is a cool one i saw over in alien bee land :P)
over so the info bar isnt going across half your face :) clone background, or really just use marquee tool select the left side then cmd + t (ctrl + t) and free transform it, it shouldn't be noticeable at that small of a size

also custom domain is awesome, if you don't have a website you can just forward it to your facebook fan page :)
that way when you do get a website up, you already have a domain name, and wont have to re print cards you can just change it from forwarding to your fan page to going to your webpage really easily

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went with vista print special (lol, thin cards) because will be moving to a different town in a year, which is sad... I give 275 a month includes all electricity/heat/water for a 360 sq ft studio about 19x19 foot studio
cellphone pics, low quality, but it has a very faint grey vignette on the cards

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Nov 29, 2011 03:10 |  #3717

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here are mine
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went with vista print special (lol, thin cards) because will be moving to a different town in a year

If you want some 'special' cards when you have your new address - drop me an email.

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Nov 29, 2011 03:25 |  #3718

AE_Photography wrote in post #13444049 (external link)
Here are my cards. Taking them to print sometime next week. Thoughts?

To read your contact info I am staring right into the crotch of this guy. Very strange card.


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Nov 30, 2011 17:06 |  #3719

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #13467100 (external link)
To read your contact info I am staring right into the crutch of this guy. Very strange card.

+1 on that.


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Dec 03, 2011 01:13 as a reply to  @ post 13404131 |  #3720

Another stab at the business cards. A more simple approach. Thoughts?


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