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  • Whatsfor 12 Oct 2011 22:16:31 2,187 posts
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    Does anyone here have their business cards printed online?

    I have made a quick design up for my Mum's pub and I'm looking to get them printed (full colour front and back).

    At first I was going to use vistaprint (appealing prices) however a lot of bad feedback online leaves me skeptical.

    I used their guide for a bleed size of 90 x 52 mm (300 PPI) however I am willing to redo the card design to fit another printer's spec...
  • Dirtbox 12 Oct 2011 22:20:15 80,857 posts
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    Black ink on black card.

    It's the coolest.

    Or this.

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  • Dirtbox 12 Oct 2011 22:21:46 80,857 posts
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    I tend to just use Prontaprint.

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  • BillMurray 12 Oct 2011 22:25:10 8,169 posts
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    I'll be quite disappointed if no one posts a clip of the scene from American Psycho. I'm lazy and on my phone though.
  • Salaman 12 Oct 2011 22:29:09 20,242 posts
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    Doesn't vistaprint put their own logo on it? Which makes it look really cheap (and presumably it is but still).
  • Whatsfor 12 Oct 2011 22:35:44 2,187 posts
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    I'll maybe try prontaprint DB, or printing.com... They have a local branch so may just call the sales team there...
  • Spanky 12 Oct 2011 22:52:30 14,641 posts
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    Moo are excellent, they don't do any fancy shit but they're cheap and the quality is far better that shite like vistaprint.

    Plubs

  • Psychotext 12 Oct 2011 23:27:10 56,964 posts
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    Laser cut metal for the win... possibly a little OTT for a pub though. ;)
  • Deleted user 12 October 2011 23:29:04
    Get them on plastic, people will then keep them as they can use them to bang up lines of coke.
  • LionheartDJH 12 Oct 2011 23:29:58 19,624 posts
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    BillMurray wrote:
    I'll be quite disappointed if no one posts a clip of the scene from American Psycho. I'm lazy and on my phone though.

    Obligatory.

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • eleven63 12 Oct 2011 23:31:59 1,670 posts
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    Spanky wrote:
    Moo are excellent, they don't do any fancy shit but they're cheap and the quality is far better that shite like vistaprint.
    This - have used them for the past 3 years, highly recommended

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  • Whatsfor 12 Oct 2011 23:35:01 2,187 posts
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    Ordered from Moo. Cheers Spanky!
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 12 Oct 2011 23:38:54 16,945 posts
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    Carve your name and phone number into the forehead of everyone you meet using a rusty penknife.

    AVOID

  • localnotail 12 Oct 2011 23:46:30 23,084 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Carve your name and phone number into the forehead of everyone you meet using a rusty penknife.

    Don't forget to do it backwards so they can read it in the mirror.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Whatsfor 12 Oct 2011 23:49:25 2,187 posts
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    In case anyone was interested how shit my L33T design skillz were here is my novice attempt at business card design;

    Front
    Back

    Obviously these include bleed space so will be a little bit smaller when printed/trimmed...

    I tried to go classy/minimal (failing when compared Paul Allen of course).
  • Deleted user 12 October 2011 23:52:29
    Better than most who do it for a living mate, and you included bleed so you deserve a jaffa cake.
  • Mr-Brett 12 Oct 2011 23:53:59 13,261 posts
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    Personally I'd have had the tree a little lower to make it as readable as possible, but I realise it's a little late for that as you've already ordered :)

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  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 12 Oct 2011 23:55:41 16,945 posts
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    My technique includes bleed too. Lots of bleed.

    AVOID

  • Psychotext 12 Oct 2011 23:58:30 56,964 posts
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    Very nice. :)

    What's bleed by the way?
  • Deleted user 13 October 2011 00:00:17
    extending the artwork over the print area so that you don't need to be a brain surgeon when cutting the print job down.
  • Whatsfor 13 Oct 2011 00:01:16 2,187 posts
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    I see what you mean Mr-Brett, it changes position in the name/logo every time I do it.

    The website is a great example of that.

    Link.

    If you see the main logo on the site then look at the poster under the events tab there is quite a difference in its placement!

    Obviously the website is a customised wordpress template >.>
  • Whatsfor 13 Oct 2011 00:01:51 2,187 posts
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    Do you work in print Crispy?
  • localnotail 13 Oct 2011 00:02:49 23,084 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    My technique includes bleed too. Lots of bleed.

    Stop it. I woke the OH giggling.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Deleted user 13 October 2011 00:03:14
    Up until a year or so, yes.
  • Dirtbox 13 Oct 2011 00:21:53 80,857 posts
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    3-5mm, depending on what it is.

    Fun fact of the day: I used to repro billboard posters and the bleed for them is only 20mm.

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  • Deleted user 13 October 2011 00:25:48
    Company I did them for asked for no bleed, never got that one.
  • Dirtbox 13 Oct 2011 00:44:41 80,857 posts
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    You know I think you're right, I must be thinking about a vinyl thing for an exhibition.

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  • Deleted user 13 October 2011 00:46:39
    20mm trapping? :D
  • Dirtbox 13 Oct 2011 00:49:38 80,857 posts
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    Haha! No, but it was HUGE so I don't think it would matter too much.

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