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May 02, 2010 10:23 |  #1

I have been using Vista pint and although they are good, I would like to fully design my own card and use my own image. I know you can upload you own photos to Vista but it can not fill the card.

Thanks for and advice and links


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May 02, 2010 12:42 |  #2

They have a template you can download that shows you where the Trim and Safe areas are.




  
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May 02, 2010 15:34 |  #3

you can use a whole front of your image on vistaprint by choosing the first design with the mouse on the background.
if you want every card to be different go for moo


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May 02, 2010 19:40 as a reply to  @ EmmaRose's post |  #4

There are hundreds of discussions on this very topic. Let me start by saying that I have had nothing buy bad luck with Vista Print. There have been some shady goings on with them in regards to automatically charging credit cards a monthly fee. I ended up going with Overnightprints.com and have had nothing but good luck with them. The cards are nice and reasonably priced. Overnightprints.com has templates to download in various formats to make things easier.


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May 02, 2010 19:58 |  #5

Hi Kevin - I've been using them for two years now for calendar production and have been pretty pleased with the work. I believe I know what you are referring to, as I almost fell for the same thing.

When you go to "check out" you pretty much get assaulted with a number of extra services, special offers, "free stuff" and things like that, "if you act now!" Some of these have monthly charges, which are somewhat buried in the fine print. If you can get beyong this, they give a good product at a good price.

They are not intentionally deceptive or crooked. But it is very easy to swallow their bait, which I despise. I can certainly understand your aggravation with them :rolleyes:. - Stu

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There are hundreds of discussions on this very topic. Let me start by saying that I have had nothing buy bad luck with Vista Print. There have been some shady goings on with them in regards to automatically charging credit cards a monthly fee. I ended up going with Overnightprints.com and have had nothing but good luck with them. The cards are nice and reasonably priced. Overnightprints.com has templates to download in various formats to make things easier.


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May 02, 2010 20:16 |  #6

sapearl wrote in post #10109223 (external link)
Hi Kevin - I've been using them for two years now for calendar production and have been pretty pleased with the work. I believe I know what you are referring to, as I almost fell for the same thing.

When you go to "check out" you pretty much get assaulted with a number of extra services, special offers, "free stuff" and things like that, "if you act now!" Some of these have monthly charges, which are somewhat buried in the fine print. If you can get beyong this, they give a good product at a good price.

They are not intentionally deceptive or crooked. But it is very easy to swallow their bait, which I despise. I can certainly understand your aggravation with them :rolleyes:. - Stu

I've had this happen to me before--I clicked on an offer to see if it would take me to a page where there was more info, but instead automatically added it to the bill without any sort of confirmation. I called VistaPrint right away, and they were able to refund me (though I'm not completely sure if it was a 100% refund--math didn't seem to add up right, but it could be my error) and gave me the 250 extra cards I accidentally ordered by clicking the offer for free. This is my first time ordering from them (getting the free 250 premium business card deal).


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May 02, 2010 20:24 |  #7

sapearl wrote in post #10109223 (external link)
Hi Kevin - I've been using them for two years now for calendar production and have been pretty pleased with the work. I believe I know what you are referring to, as I almost fell for the same thing.

When you go to "check out" you pretty much get assaulted with a number of extra services, special offers, "free stuff" and things like that, "if you act now!" Some of these have monthly charges, which are somewhat buried in the fine print. If you can get beyong this, they give a good product at a good price.

They are not intentionally deceptive or crooked. But it is very easy to swallow their bait, which I despise. I can certainly understand your aggravation with them :rolleyes:. - Stu

It wasn't just the hidden charges. The quality of the cards were only so-so. Then again, that was a couple of years ago and I have heard better things more recently.


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May 02, 2010 20:37 as a reply to  @ asysin2leads's post |  #8

Thanks everyone, I know this has been asked before and I searched the links on the bottom once this thread was started. I did do a search before I started it but oh well. Thanks for answering this age old question :D

I typically give people 2 pieces of advice on Vista print.
1. Create a new free email account just for ordering from vista print. WHy? Because they never stop sending you emails..........I mean everyday
2. Get some cards that you pay for. I know that they will give you free cards. I also have seen a lot of cards what were very cheap and had a vista advertisement on the back of them. I am assuming those are the free ones? Even their paid cards are very nicely prices.

So far it looks like I may be using overnight.


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May 02, 2010 20:40 |  #9

I understand - they do have some issues now and then.

Last year when I had the calendars made they did a really beautiful job on them. I just bought a batch of 10 and the unit price with free shipping and the heavier paper came to around $8.50 ea, for very nice scenic vacation shots.

I did the same thing this year and they left the art off two of the months, and the colors were "banded" on a couple of them.... certainly not the quality of the prior year. I promptly sent them a complaint email, stating the two that were messed up, and the overall major drop in quality. I suggested that I may look elsewhere for another vendor.

Within days I rec'd another box..... of 10 calendars, very well done. They had reprinted the ENTIRE order for free. I will likely go with them again :D, and hopefully without the reprint aggravation.

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It wasn't just the hidden charges. The quality of the cards were only so-so. Then again, that was a couple of years ago and I have heard better things more recently.


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May 02, 2010 20:43 |  #10

Well, I guess I have a pretty good spam filter then. Granted, I've only ordered calendars, but I've NEVER got ad emails from them. Again, they may have default ON button for getting email from them as well as their partners. I may have "unchecked" something, but that was a while ago....

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.....I typically give people 2 pieces of advice on Vista print.
1. Create a new free email account just for ordering from vista print. WHy? Because they never stop sending you emails..........I mean everyday ......


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May 03, 2010 11:44 |  #11

MOO.COM!!!!




  
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