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Mar 18, 2014 10:05 |  #4351

I'm torn with the Moo offering the various images on the backs of the cards. That's a HUGE deal for photographers, but their prices are steep for a business card.

I order cards from Vistaprint by the 1000's and hand them out on a non-stop basis. I think it's the cheapest form of advertising to get your name out there


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Mar 18, 2014 10:18 as a reply to  @ EveryMilesAMemory's post |  #4352

200 cards for 69.99 is extremely steep. For the same price I can get basically 1000 cards, with 4 different images on them (order 4 separate sets, each with a different photo).


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Mar 18, 2014 17:24 |  #4353
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I went for something simple with no image so it doesn't tie me to a particular type of photography.



  
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Mar 18, 2014 18:39 as a reply to  @ SuffolkGal's post |  #4354

^^^ Are you looking for input?


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Mar 18, 2014 19:16 |  #4355
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Myboostedgst wrote in post #16768639 (external link)
^^^ Are you looking for input?

Hmm .. yes ok, but be gentle ;)




  
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Mar 18, 2014 19:21 |  #4356
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Myboostedgst wrote in post #16767396 (external link)
Thanks for the info. I am going to order a set of these tonight and see how they compare to my Moo cards. The nice thing about Moo is that you can put multiple different images on the back. From the looks of it, Vistaprint you can only do one photo. Which isnt a big deal, I will just order two or three sets of 200 for extremely cheap, and still some out way ahead of Moo (If I am happy with the quality).

Give these guys a call:-

http://www.cardsmadeea​sy.com/ (external link)

They are the most helpful business card company I have ever dealt with in 30 years. Fantastic service, great price, quick turnaround.

The only thing bad I can think about them is that they don't pay commission! :D




  
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Mar 18, 2014 19:37 |  #4357

It seems there are lot of picky people with Moo cards, coming from a print background, I love the product and I feel the premium quality represents me and my brand very well. To each his own.


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Mar 18, 2014 20:47 |  #4358

SuffolkGal wrote in post #16768726 (external link)
Hmm .. yes ok, but be gentle ;)

Lol Ok.

My major concern is the wild margins in the card. Nothing lines up. There is no clear path throughout the card. I would put your name at the top, and put your web address by your contact info. My eye just jumps around the card without really realizing what it says.

And thanks for the info. I am going to look at their website tonight when I get home and see what they offer.

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It seems there are lot of picky people with Moo cards, coming from a print background, I love the product and I feel the premium quality represents me and my brand very well. To each his own.

I dont have a problem with the Moo cards. I just was expecting different. Problem is that I dont have a lot of experience with business cards, and everyone built them up to be greater than I was expecting. After I get some other cards, I might fully notice the difference then. At that point it might be clear that the Moo cards are worth the cost.


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Mar 18, 2014 21:31 |  #4359

Myboostedgst wrote in post #16768926 (external link)
Lol Ok.

My major concern is the wild margins in the card. Nothing lines up. There is no clear path throughout the card. I would put your name at the top, and put your web address by your contact info. My eye just jumps around the card without really realizing what it says.

That was my first reaction too. Looks like you just through something to see what would stick. ;)


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Mar 18, 2014 23:27 as a reply to  @ post 16767396 |  #4360

Here's what I've been working on for a bit, what do you guys think?

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/13258587763_5f137c43aa_z.jpg
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I think I'm going to go with the second one, with this picture on the back side:
IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3725/9014205604_437cb7f2c6_z.jpg
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Mar 19, 2014 01:24 |  #4361

I would definitely get rid of the camera. I'm not a fan of photos on a business card either. Not sure about the fonts on the first two. I do like the font on the last one though.

You misspelled 'Weddings'. :oops:


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Mar 19, 2014 12:41 |  #4362

Hikin Mike wrote in post #16769384 (external link)
I would definitely get rid of the camera. I'm not a fan of photos on a business card either. Not sure about the fonts on the first two. I do like the font on the last one though.

You misspelled 'Weddings'. :oops:

The picture would be on the flip-side of the info like George's (Tony_Stark's) Moo cards on the previous page, and the watermark wouldn't be there. I took a lot of inspiration from his cards actually, they look exactly like what I was envisioning.

The font on the bike picture was the old font I used and I was looking at making a change to the font in the two drafts I posted. The more I look at it, the more I agree with you about the camera though.

and :oops::oops::oops: I didn't catch the spelling at all!


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Mar 19, 2014 14:22 |  #4363

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The picture would be on the flip-side of the info like George's (Tony_Stark's) Moo cards on the previous page, and the watermark wouldn't be there. I took a lot of inspiration from his cards actually, they look exactly like what I was envisioning.

The font on the bike picture was the old font I used and I was looking at making a change to the font in the two drafts I posted. The more I look at it, the more I agree with you about the camera though.

and :oops::oops::oops: I didn't catch the spelling at all!

I didn't catch the typo at first either. :lol:

Just a thought....I make sure I can write "stuff" if need be on the back of my card. Having a photo or a dark background on the back makes it impossible. ;)


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Mar 20, 2014 14:25 |  #4364

Hikin Mike wrote in post #16770776 (external link)
Just a thought....I make sure I can write "stuff" if need be on the back of my card. Having a photo or a dark background on the back makes it impossible. ;)

That's why I left enough space on the front. If I need to write anything more than what will fit on my card, then it is time to get out a piece of paper.


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Mar 20, 2014 16:59 |  #4365

Myboostedgst wrote in post #16773225 (external link)
That's why I left enough space on the front. If I need to write anything more than what will fit on my card, then it is time to get out a piece of paper.

That's one of the reasons why I'm leaning towards the more negative space option without the camera.


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