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  • Whatsfor 12 Oct 2011 22:16:31 2,189 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 77,480 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 77,480 posts
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    I tend to just use Prontaprint.

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  • BillMurray 12 Oct 2011 22:25:10 7,623 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 18,886 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 2,189 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 14,458 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 53,855 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 19,359 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 1,601 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

    Follow me on Twitter @mattwaring

  • Whatsfor 12 Oct 2011 23:35:01 2,189 posts
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    Ordered from Moo. Cheers Spanky!
  • neilka 12 Oct 2011 23:38:54 15,679 posts
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    Carve your name and phone number into the forehead of everyone you meet using a rusty penknife.
  • localnotail 12 Oct 2011 23:46:30 23,093 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 2,189 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 12,723 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 :)

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • neilka 12 Oct 2011 23:55:41 15,679 posts
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    My technique includes bleed too. Lots of bleed.
  • Psychotext 12 Oct 2011 23:58:30 53,855 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 2,189 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 2,189 posts
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    Do you work in print Crispy?
  • localnotail 13 Oct 2011 00:02:49 23,093 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.
  • jablonski 13 Oct 2011 00:05:27 3,409 posts
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    Bleed is typically 3mm on each edge.

    Usually includes cropmarks, but cheapo places like vistaprint just ask for you to leave the extra bleed on the design (as they typically deal with everyday punters, not designers)
  • Dirtbox 13 Oct 2011 00:21:53 77,480 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 77,480 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 77,480 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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