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Jun 15, 2008 22:43 |  #1

I just made these business cards using CS3 and I was wondering what you guys think of the colors? I am debating between using a more muted color and a really eye popping color (red). If you guys have any suggestions I'll be more than happy to hear them. Thanks!


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Jun 15, 2008 22:43 |  #2

Here's the other color option....


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Jun 15, 2008 23:10 |  #3

I wouldn't use the white border on a business card because of the bleed. If they don't cut this perfectly, it will look uneven. Also, I would suggest using a different font on your contact info. It's going to be too hard to read. Maybe a serif or at least not a script font.

If I had to choice, I would pick the red.


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Jun 15, 2008 23:19 |  #4

Thanks for the suggestions...I was messing around with the back of the card and I came up with this...this font looks pretty clean to me but I have never printed cards before. Do you think there will be an issue reading it?


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Jun 15, 2008 23:23 as a reply to  @ LFaluade's post |  #5

i totally agree with Mike... avoid the borders due to the alignment of the crop... and with such a unique last name, definitely stick to simpler fonts to ease comprehension of your clients...


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Jun 15, 2008 23:27 |  #6

LFaluade wrote in post #5728696 (external link)
Thanks for the suggestions...I was messing around with the back of the card and I came up with this...this font looks pretty clean to me but I have never printed cards before. Do you think there will be an issue reading it?

Yes, print it at full size (2 x 3.5 inches) and see what happens. Not everybody has good eyes! :D


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Jun 15, 2008 23:51 |  #7

Okay here's my latest edit with everyone's suggestions...thanks so much, I really appreciate it! Any last C&C's?


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Jun 15, 2008 23:55 |  #8

michaelanthony wrote in post #5728719 (external link)
i totally agree with Mike... avoid the borders due to the alignment of the crop... and with such a unique last name, definitely stick to simpler fonts to ease comprehension of your clients...

LOL at "unique last name"...that's a way to put it ;)


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Jun 16, 2008 01:26 |  #9

I would stay away from red.... Just me. It usually doesn't print very well.




  
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Jun 16, 2008 02:04 |  #10

I am viewing this thread on an iphone, which is probably not too far off the intended size, and to be honest, I am having problems reading your name on that first image.

I can make out "photography" quite easily - but not the name above it.

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Jun 17, 2008 14:10 |  #11

The front side is simple, and easy to read but the back side is where you lose me. I am personally not a fan of italisized scripty looking font to convey key information such as website and phone numbers.

EDIT: just saw your latest edit. I would suggest playing around a little more with typography (something other than Times) and also messing with boldness, kerning, and leading.


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Jun 17, 2008 14:50 |  #12

Can I use CS3 for kearning and leading the text or will that have to be done in Illustrator....


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Jun 17, 2008 16:32 |  #13

LFaluade wrote in post #5739455 (external link)
Can I use CS3 for kearning and leading the text or will that have to be done in Illustrator....

I ALWAYS use Illustrator for my logos and business cards. ;)


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Jun 17, 2008 17:08 |  #14

Well darn! One more program I got to get...I think I am just going to use the 30day trial software for now...Thanks all for the critics and suggestions....


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Jun 17, 2008 17:26 |  #15

You need a last name that's easier to spell.;)




  
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