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Jan 18, 2019 10:00 |  #1

Hello everyone,

I have printed standard business cards at local printer for some time, but now I want to "upgrade" my business card prints. Have been wanting to print cards with color edges. I have searched online, just trying to see if there are other companies you guys use that offer better prices as I see they are not cheap. Not expecting dirt cheap, but someone out there might offer better prices than what I found online. I went to Vista Print, but they don't offer that.

I am actually creating a "gift bag" when delivering work this year. Although not original, something new for me. Printing different print materials will eventually add up, which is why looking for good prices on those business cards. Want to see how that goes. Thanks in advanced.




  
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Jan 18, 2019 11:15 |  #2

Can you describe what you mean by color edges? Plenty of places will let you do your design and or I t right to the edge of the cut paper.




  
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Jan 18, 2019 11:32 |  #3

It's a heavy colored card stock that is laminated with a printable surface. The card stock shows on the edge.

Moo does them.

I haven't bought them, don't like super thick cards because I can only carry a few without it being a pain in the butt.


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Jan 18, 2019 12:52 |  #4

I've ordered the Luxe cards with a color edge from Moo, and I really like them. This is a crappy pic taken with my phone on my dirty desk under terrible office lighting, but it shows the effect of the color edge.

*edited to add: Taken as a stack, the color edge is visible. Taken individually, you really don't notice it so much. So on one hand, I'm glad I did this experiment to see if I like it; but I'm not sure that I'd order it again, just because it's (IMO) a somewhat unnecessary expense. I only order cards about 50 to 100 at a time though because I like to change out my photos.


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Jan 18, 2019 13:33 |  #5

Yes, those are the ones I am interested in printing. I am only doing a small quantity. Other sites do something similar but not in the color I want (light blue). I will check Moo for pricing. I do print standard business cards, just as mentioned trying a "gift bag" package when i deliver photo albums. I have a small thank you card, follow me card. Trying to add more items to it as well. Small quantities so not very expensive.




  
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Jan 18, 2019 13:57 |  #6

Paintedlotus,

If you still have some left, can you take a picture of one? I agree a bit pricey as I too and not wanting to do a lot either.




  
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Jan 24, 2019 16:01 as a reply to  @ firme's post |  #7

Sure! here you go. It's hard to get a picture of just one; it's more visible in person.


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Jan 24, 2019 21:09 |  #8

I love Moo Luxe cards. While I've used business cards I've printed myself with Avery business card stock (utilitarian but effective), the Moo Luxe cards are beautiful. I love people's expressions when they see them, along with the accompanying front and back photos.

There was one time I did a shoot at a Mother-Daughter Girl Scout Tea, and included a business card with each package. What was cool with that was each card had a photo of the respective Mom and Daughter. You can do that with Moo! These are business cards none of these people are likely to ever throw away.

These aren't your casual hand-to-anyone business card. These are the ones you give to people when you want to show you really care about your work.

I have no financial interest in Moo. I just love their cards, and have had good service from them over the years.

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Here's one of my card cases from Moo with cards.


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Jan 24, 2019 21:18 |  #9

Consider https://4colorprint.co​m …lored-Edge-Business-Cards (external link). Decent work, downside is minimum 250 for $85.




  
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Jan 25, 2019 20:55 |  #10

Paintedlotus, thanks for the pictures.

John from PA, I did come across that website. I have been looking at sites that offer these cards. Found a couple of sites.

Mathogre, digging the hard cases. That is pretty awesome one can print different pictures. Seems like a nice option to have. I do have some pictures I would like to print as what you showed. First have to check what pricing is to do so and decide how to determine what best pictures to do so as planning on printing for a different purpose.




  
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Mar 13, 2019 09:37 |  #11

I gotta give props to MOO.

As others have mentioned, I like the luxury cards.

I like that you can submit different photographs in an order.

I like the hard case. I agree that these are not "toss out anywhere" cards. These are cards you present to someone you've 90% sold on your services. I present several different cards and let the prospect choose the one she wants. Or maybe more than one.

Also, this happened to me once with MOO:

I had made a mistake in how I set up the order, which I noticed when I opened the package. Dang. My bad.

The same day the package arrived, I got a call from MOO. They had also noticed the problem, but had failed to stop the shipment before calling me for a correction first. So they had already sent out a corrected shipment.


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