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i think everything looks good on this, i don't plan on making it at zazzle, i'll probably use next day fliers, i'm only using them because i plan to see another version... anyway, near as i can tell the QR code works, and i printed one at home and it seems readable - any thoughts before i send this to the printers?
you'll have to click on the image to see the back side.
i'm including the new brown QR code, hopefully it will show up in the size it is on the card - which is about a 1/2". it seems to have worked in this color as well, but i need to make sure everything is right before i have a pile of them.
the qr thing is tough. it's ok if it's round, it's ok to have a picture in the middle (i have a mustache for no real good reason), and as long as there is white space and the dots contrast it's ok to use like that. i could try it in brown and see if it reads. the only thing i don't like is that it looks to modern against a beat up background. but it is what it is. right now i'm trying to zazzlify the image. it's a cmyk image, i have to convert to rgb. so it's now dull again...
so ordered it, i'll see how it looks, if they can't scan the square, they can type it in. so far 2 or more said yes here, and 2 qr checkers also passed. and as long as everything lines up on their press, it shouldn't be a problem.
i chose matte, they had gloss - like a mirror. and matte, like photostock matte. i'm guessing lower choices means lower price - 2 sided, 4 color, 1000 cards, matte (didn't change the price for either type) - $21. free shipping. they say that the matte gives a deeper color for some reason, and doesn't show fingerprints. i'm guessing that since people were able to get it off the screen (2 at least), it should work on the card as well.
i'm guessing if it's really glossy though, a reflection or fingerprints could hurt the code. hard to say without the card or a phone.
I love your new card. It has an antique flavor. Until now, I didn't know that the photograph of the guy was you. I always thought you had found that picture in one those old catalogs of faces that were photographed in the 1800s. That handlebar moustache made me think that I was looking at Butch Cassidy. :) Beautiful card.
there should always be a reason why someone should or would pick up a card, or keep it, or possibly show it to people. can't wait to see it. it's in quo for printing. now i just need to figure out ways to disperse them. most of the geese flew off, so that's out.
yep, I think your avatar is the best representative of your brand -- the sepia, the handlebar mustache, the tie, the hair style. Regardless of what else you do with your business card, if that's central then for me the segue to your kind of work is effectively communicated...
for anyone interested, i got my cards. took about a week, shipping was free (they say next day, but i didn't need them that fast or pay that price). print quality looks very nice. they cut off about a 1/16" off around the borders, maybe a little less. paper stock is about twice as thick as zazzle. the ink doesn't scratch off. didn't do that badly when it got wet. the zazzle card was floppy. but these cards stayed stiff, though the edges swelled fast. the matte paper doesn't have much shine but it does have some.
I like the use of the QR code Mike, I would try with a slightly bigger white background around the code to get a pickup first time it's scanned, as the darker border so close may fool the scanner a bit. I like the layout of your card also the pipework menu on the reverse side works well. Maybe with your next batch!.
Looks great. If I had one I would retain it during one of my periodic business card culling sessions. After many tries, I finally got my Android-equiped smartphone to read the QR code off my laptop screen.
the above shows the recoloring - the one on the left, as far as i know it still works as long as there is contrast. a light background dark dots. there is a program that will let me use a web cam that will let me see the code. but i can't find my cam. then i thought i could use my snap camera, but can't find the usb cable. i'll have to look. i sure hope the work, but if they don't they don't.