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Where is the best place to print business card?

 
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Nov 07, 2007 22:30 |  #1

I need some comments on this, as I find some are cheap, and some are out of the line. Tell me how to like yours...


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Nov 08, 2007 08:47 |  #2

VistaPrint did a good job on mine. And they're always, like almost every day, running "free" specials. :D


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Nov 08, 2007 15:50 |  #3

overnightprint.com is a pretty good company too




  
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Nov 08, 2007 17:38 |  #4

Vista print is ok, but not great compared to a local printer (NOT kinkos). Talk to most any professional designer, and they'll discourage you from vistaprint. Furthermore, ask a designer what local print shop they could recommend.
For anything like photography, your business card is your storefront. if you cut costs anywhere, don't cut them here.


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Nov 08, 2007 18:50 |  #5

There are TONS of places to print cards. I have used many and prefer the quality of my local (more expensive) printer.


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Nov 08, 2007 18:53 |  #6

cccp145 wrote in post #4279424 (external link)
overnightprint.com is a pretty good company too

Spectacular cards, IMHO. Mine is simple but the print quality and card stock they use is gorgeous. It doesn't bend freely like most cards...just screams "quality".


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Nov 08, 2007 22:30 |  #7

martin business cards look good


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Nov 09, 2007 08:45 |  #8

Talk to most any professional designer, and they'll discourage you from vistaprint.

Full color, the price is right, & I pass them out like popcorn to the car guys here. I have other cards for ADs, & others for special purposes. Who ever said that we should only have one all-purpose card?


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Nov 09, 2007 09:07 |  #9

PhotosGuy wrote in post #4276969 (external link)
VistaPrint did a good job on mine. And they're always, like almost every day, running "free" specials. :D

I got some from Vista & was very disapointed...I had to have them re-printed because they weren't printed straight...then they still came back bad...threw them out, and am going to try Mpix, I think...


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Nov 09, 2007 09:36 |  #10

...then they still came back bad...threw them out,

Complain again. Nobody is perfect. It's not like you have something to lose?


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Nov 13, 2007 21:31 |  #11

Are you desiging yourself or having them designed, I use a printer that has wowed me from day one. I build business cards for people here locally and have had awesome reviews based on what the customer wanted and got. They can be full color Glossy front and back, or color front and bw back. Tell me a little more about what you are thinking


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Nov 14, 2007 01:50 |  #12

well how about some facts on why vista print sucks? I use them and my cards are spectacular complements on it constantly. Their foil process is great and who can beat their price? No one! The local printers have to say they are no good to stay in business.

trantz wrote in post #4279942 (external link)
Vista print is ok, but not great compared to a local printer (NOT kinkos). Talk to most any professional designer, and they'll discourage you from vistaprint. Furthermore, ask a designer what local print shop they could recommend.
For anything like photography, your business card is your storefront. if you cut costs anywhere, don't cut them here.




  
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Nov 14, 2007 08:39 |  #13

cccp145 wrote in post #4279424 (external link)
overnightprint.com is a pretty good company too

Do they ship internationally?


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Nov 14, 2007 10:38 |  #14

Canon xti dude, if I pm you my address will you mail me one of your cards to compare to what i get done from my printer, I think that the stuff I use for my business is top notch, but if vista print is doing a better job then my print shop, I would like to know. Thanks


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Nov 14, 2007 12:35 |  #15

CanonXtiDude wrote in post #4312561 (external link)
well how about some facts on why vista print sucks? I use them and my cards are spectacular complements on it constantly. Their foil process is great and who can beat their price? No one! The local printers have to say they are no good to stay in business.

I'm glad you were happy with them. Maybe your the exception though. Why take a risk with your business cards?
Here's a forum with a whole lot of people who aren't happy with Vista Print.
http://forum.abestweb.​com …ve/index.php/t-87085.html (external link)

but hey, if you want to go with them, go ahead. I for one know I wouldn't put them in charge of promoting my company.
Your image and first impression is all you have sometimes. why would you leave that huge responsibility to an inferior company?
One more thing -- local print shops have high prices for a reason -- they do a better job.


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