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Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

Places To Get Business Cards

i was going to use vistaprint, but they seem to have many hidden costs i'm not crazy about. i'm sure there are dozens of places to get cards, but i was wondering what everyone else uses if any? i would probably go for a 1000 matte cards, double sided. anyone have any places? in the US - i should clarify.... thanks


---Mike Savad

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Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

I recently used vista print. They are single sided cards. I don't know what you mean about hidden costs. They did try to sell me other things at the checkout but I didn't have any hidden costs.

 

Loree Johnson

1 Year Ago

I used vista print, but wasn't all that happy with their service and yes they want to charge extra for everything, including timely shipping. I've ordered postcards from next day flyers and was very pleased with the price, quality, and service. I think I will use them next time for business cards, too.

 

Richard Piper

1 Year Ago


Mike, have a look at Moo Cards. Good prices, double sided and if you go for 50 cards or more you can get a different image on each card, if you fancy.
Highly recommended....

www.moo.com

 

Jim Sauchyn

1 Year Ago

Check locally with some smaller print shops, I did this years ago for something and phoned around (this was before internet) and the larger shops would only print a minimum, say 100 or 1000, but I found one small print shop and the fellow said he would print one.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

they said that if i submit my own art one side is $5.99 the back would add another $12.99. looking at the other sites, the prices may even out. i saw one site that had like $100+ for a 1000.


---Mike Savad

 

Roseann Caputo

1 Year Ago

Mike,

I've tried the cards at Zazzle, Vista Print and 123 Print. Vista print did have the better quality cards. All three had decent print quality. For the next round, I'm going to try someone local and see how it comes out.

Roseann

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

so far based on price next day fliers is the cheapest. i couldn't find anything more than ask for a quote on vista. i asked a place that we have locally, which to this day i have never been too. but the quality must be pretty good having been there so long. i'm still looking for those sticky notes. though wondering if it's still a good idea to place my mark everywhere.


---Mike Savad

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

doing it local - really expensive. so far the flier place wins.


---Mike Savad

 

Chuck Staley

1 Year Ago

We've used http://www.printrunner.com/

for DVD Covers, Cards, Posters and Banners and have been pleased.

 

Thomas Schoeller

1 Year Ago

Mike, if you have ever made a purchase from Vista before just be patient and wait for one of their spam emails for a huge % off the regular price. I always go in and design my brochures, which are saved for about 90 days. Then wait for the offers to roll in before ordering

 

Jim Poulos

1 Year Ago

I use Vista Print - you just have to make sure that you opt out of all the "offers" they give you on the way to checkout....

 

Andrea Lim

1 Year Ago

I subscribe to the weekly email from Vistaprint and wait until the FREE 50 x postcards or FREE 250 business cards to become available. The only 'extra' charges are ~$8 to upload your image and ~$7 postage (slow postage 2-3 weeks to Australia). I Opt out of the other offers on the way to checkout. The only thing I suggest regarding business cards is change the font size to 2pts larger than the example. It is easier to read. eg. if they use 8pt change it to 10pt. Other than that I am happy with Vista's business cards and the website is quite user friendly. A colleague of mine loved his business cards from MOO (as mentioned by Richard). Good quality and he had different images on his cards. Good luck!

 

Peter Jai

1 Year Ago

Mike--This site did some good work for me. Very reasonable. http://gotprint.net/g/welcome.do

 

Julie Palencia

1 Year Ago

I used Vistaprint and was disappointed with the cards, luckily it was a promo that I only paid for the shipping.

I ordered from 48hour print, get the UV coating both sides, came out beautiful. See below: (many promo deals available for first time buyers, etc.)


http://www.48hourprint.com/?discountcode=l0s9jfurw4f&gclid=CID96cjF57ICFYs7Mgod1x0AOA

 

Richard Rizzo

1 Year Ago

Mike if you wait I believe Zazzle will offer pro sellers free biz cards. They generally do it once a year and I think it's usually within the first quarter.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

they used to do that, i have to pay shipping and i only get a 100 cards. for the price i can get a 1000 elsewhere.


---Mike Savad

 

Richard Rizzo

1 Year Ago

I guess there's a catch on everything, glad you told me I was going to order some next round but now I'll keep my eyes open on this thread and other places for an alternative.

 

John Crothers

1 Year Ago

Yes, check out Gotprint.

I have had cards made there from the salespeople at work and other print material. We use two sided business cards.

 

Leslie Manley

1 Year Ago

I have used Vista print and they have always been wonderful - I also found that if you use the cheapest shipping you still get them in the same time that if you pay more for expedited shipping. A friend of mine just got some from moo.com and they were nice but then you said it is too expensive from zazzle that is a shame.

 

My faves are Zazzle's double-sided 'Chubby' cards, but I also use Overnightprints.com. Of course, I only stock up on Zazzle cards when there's a big sale.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

i've sold quite a few chubby's there, but they don't really fit in your wallet i'll probably stick with standard. that and i'm designing it to fit on a standard.


---Mike Savad

 

Cricket Hackmann

1 Year Ago

I'll second the suggestion of moo.com. Nice heavy card stock, and I love being able to put up to 50 different images on the cards. Letting people choose their own business card turns a 2-second transaction into someone spending a couple of minutes concentrating on my images.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

i guess it's good if you don't design your own, but i'll be creating my own look on it... or do you mean a tiny card with 50 images on it?

---Mike Savad

 

Regina Valluzzi

1 Year Ago

123 Print. good prices, good work, no hidden charges

 

Randall Arthur

1 Year Ago

Just received my cards from Kinkos/FedEx and I am not impressed. I even upgraded to a better quality of paper stock and went with 4 color on the back side but just don't feel the printing was worth what they charged. My advive, No.

 

Heather Applegate

1 Year Ago

I just ordered 100 of them from 123print for $6 and put my own image on there.

 

Igor Postash

1 Year Ago

Mike you can check www.moo.com ..........looks like a good one. I'm ordering some BC from them right now......:-))

 

Samuel Sheats

1 Year Ago

Uh...just hearing about all these bulk quantities, I have to ask: How long does it take you folks to go through your stash of cards? How, when and to whom do you dispense them? It takes me forever just to go through a dozen. OUCH! Then again, I don't get out all that much if I'm not shooting.

 

Guy Whiteley

1 Year Ago

I use Vistaprint as well and have seen no hidden costs. I like the two sided cards, business card on one side, and a thank you card on the reverse.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

to be honest i'm not sure how it will work out with the cards. but there have been times where people offered to bring them to a show or the like and i didn't have anything to show them, and that's never good. i'll keep some in my father's office, and probably just have a bunch left over.

---Mike Savad

 

Maggy Marsh

1 Year Ago

I've used vista print time and time again. The cards are excellent. If you're truly that much against them, have you checked out MOO business cards? While more expensive, they have some unique varieties of cards and can do full photographs on them w/out any additional charges. Last I knew of you could get a test pack from them just pay shipping. Comes from the UK so it does take a bit to process, but they are well worth it, I have seen the results in person, as a fellow photographer ordered them.

 

Joann Vitali

1 Year Ago

Mike, I've been using Moo. They are simply the best! I have tried many places including Vista and Moo beats them all in regards to quality. I haven't read through the posts so I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned them yet. You can try a sample pack from them at n/c. They are pricier than most, but worth every penny.

 

Joann Vitali

1 Year Ago

Well I guess I should have read the post right ahead of mine...lol Just as Maggy said:)

 

Matthias Hauser

1 Year Ago

MOO - they are great. I ordered 100 with ca. 30 different photos (makes 3 or 4 cards with the same pic). Every time I give away a card I let the person choose one. Some are looking at all the cards I have with me which I think is great. At least they remember me as the guy with the many different cards to choose from... ;-)

If you like 10 % discount off your first order you may use this one: http://www.moo.com/share/hrgm8f

You can try them for free but then they have a MOO-Logo on it.

Greetings from Germany

Matthias

 

Richard Rizzo

1 Year Ago

Thanks everyone for your references so far, I'll be looking to purchase some too early next year so i'll be looking into these places and making a decision.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

i looked at moo - very expensive. maybe i was looking at the wrong column, but it looked like 400 cards were like $132? something like that... so far the avg low price is about $32 for a 1000 4 color, double sided. one place had no shipping charges. i'm almost done with that card, it's taking longer to make a card the size of my hand than it is a huge poster. right now i'm trying to figure out how to make another mailbox at my domain webzpro - if anyone should have them and know how to do that. the tech there isn't helping that much, they want me to forward my name there - but that's not what i wanted to do.

so far best prices:
in order:

next day fliers

got print

up printing they even offer a 5% new customer discount. i think they quoted me $35 for matte, though they didn't quote it as a 1000, that's what i asked for, so i'll guess that's the number.

i forget the prices for the others, i think the next day had a free shipping option, most places charge $10 or so. vista charges about $18 or so for the first time just to add pictures i made myself. i actually least impressed with them.

next i have to figure out the mail thing, then maybe get samples from those companies, and then i guess order it. i'll probably post the design here on a zazzle card to show it. make sure everyone thinks it's readable and not too busy. that qr checker thing is helping nicely. i have to try it again and make sure it still works.


---Mike Savad


 

Dyan Johnson

1 Year Ago

Vista is who I've used for years with great results. I usually order when they have a sale on the cards or free shipping. The cards are two sided with a color pic on the front, matt finish and heavy card stock. I hand out about 500 cards from my gallery on a quarterly basis and there are people who actually collect them because I change the pic to something new each time I order.

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

This is the card i plan to make, i think everything looks good, the QR code works according to that site http://blog.qr4.nl/Online-QR-Code_Decoder.aspx that i was sent too. i'm not making it on zazzle but since i plan to sell the design there i don't want to give that away. so anyway here is the card and what it will look like for anyone that's interested.









---Mike Savad

 

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