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Old Jan 30, 2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Best place to print business cards?

I'm looking to get some nice, quality business cards printed. I've looked at Mpix, WHCC, and OvernightPrints but they all seemed to have mixed reviews. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old Jan 30, 2009, 10:41 PM   #2
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4over.com
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Old Jan 30, 2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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also check out vistaprint.com

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Old Jan 31, 2009, 07:28 AM   #4
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I have used Moo.com in the past, they now do propper buisness cards which look and feel great.

50 card pack from 10.99 I believe.

You can use your own design or premade designs.

I have used vistaprint and was very dissapointed in the quality.

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Old Jan 31, 2009, 12:32 PM   #5
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I have been sorely disappointed with VistaPrint. My former boss insisted on suing them and the cards were shameful to give out.

I've used OverNightPrints lots of times, and know several other designers who have also, and never a lick of trouble.
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Old Jan 31, 2009, 01:02 PM   #6
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I had some color issues with a job from 4over once - a bit outside the normal range than expected.

48hourprint and psprint are a couple I've used before...but some folks have had color issues with them too. You get what you pay for with the super-cheap gangrun printers.

My advice would be to call local printers and see if any of them run a gangrun.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 03:18 PM   #7
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I have been sorely disappointed with VistaPrint. My former boss insisted on suing them and the cards were shameful to give out.

I've used OverNightPrints lots of times, and know several other designers who have also, and never a lick of trouble.
your boss sued Vista print?!
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 10:33 PM   #8
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I have used Moo.com in the past, they now do propper buisness cards which look and feel great.
Unfortunately Moo.com doesn't do standard business card size of 2" x 3.5". They do the odd 3.30" x 2.16" which isn't standard here in US. This is not good for certain industries but may be accessible for designers.
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Old Jan 31, 2009, 07:46 PM   #9
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Go See Your Local Printer!!!
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 10:00 AM   #10
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Go See Your Local Printer!!!
YES! I like this answer a lot! Good on ya man. Support local Business.
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 06:16 PM   #11
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The local printer youre looking for is right here =)

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to introduce myself - my name is Rajeev Basra, I currently manage Vick Copy in Berkeley, CA. If you have any questions about printing business cards, vinyl banners, flyers, t-shirts, or any other printing product, I would love to assist you.

I can be reached at (510) 367-8869 or email rbasra@vickcopy.com
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 02:48 PM   #12
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Best Online Print Service for Business Cards?

So I need some business cards printed, and I want to go with an online printer. I know going to local businesses is better, but it's not in the budget, unfortunately. Who's the best in terms of price to quality ratio? Also, who has the most choices for different types of stock?

I'm only looking to get 300 or so printed, because I know after I've handed out that many, I'll be sick of the design and want to redo it anyway. Thanks!
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 03:13 PM   #13
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there is a thread talking about this exact thing, right under the one you created.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=643727
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 11:44 PM   #14
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Moo.com

Try Moo.com
They have great looking cards and a fun and easy interface to create and submit online.

The Mini cards are my favs and they are great for projects outside of business cards.
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Old May 11, 2011, 01:39 PM   #15
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If you are an agency/business, I highly recommend partnerprinting.com. They blow OvernightPrints and Vista Print out of the water on both price and quality. You can't order, unfortunately, unless you are a registered business.
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Old May 12, 2011, 03:55 PM   #16
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I'm looking around for a good card company too.

I used Vista Print a couple of times, but I'm not going back.

Pros: Vista Print is very fast, and cheap. They've got a big design selection also.

Cons: Vista Print's cards are cut smaller than ordinary business cards. You also need to be careful at the check out process - they like to default you into ordering additional things if you're not paying attention to what you're agreeing to.
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I'm looking around for a good card company too.

I used Vista Print a couple of times, but I'm not going back.

Pros: Vista Print is very fast, and cheap. They've got a big design selection also.

Cons: Vista Print's cards are cut smaller than ordinary business cards. You also need to be careful at the check out process - they like to default you into ordering additional things if you're not paying attention to what you're agreeing to.

I use my vistaprints cards if I am going to be in a situation handing out cards willy-nilly; wedding fair, leave a little stack on a table at the reception, etc.

For giving to clients at meetings or random people I meet day-to-day, I use MOO. More expensive, but worth it.
I use 30 or so different images for the backs, with one image on the front of every card. Very high quality, eco-friendly, great service and timely turnaround. Plus it comes with a neat little card holster.
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Cons: Vista Print's cards are cut smaller than ordinary business cards. You also need to be careful at the check out process - they like to default you into ordering additional things if you're not paying attention to what you're agreeing to.
+1 I thought I had said "no thanks" to a free magazine subscription (didn't even look at the mag list) but it appeared on my final bill and ended up being "Essence". A fine magazine but I'm not black so I wasn't really their target audience. I got it cancelled but since then, I received a mailing from the NAACP thanking me for my past support and could I donate again, lol. So, because of Vistaprint, somewhere in the ether for who knows how long, people think I'm black, lol. I think Vistaprint is really a magazine reseller, not a print supplier.
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I heard moo is pretty good. Vistaprint has crappy quality in my opinion. I've tried fedex (i know its not online) and it wasent worth the money. Was not 100% happy with their service/quality.
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Old May 28, 2011, 08:18 PM   #20
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I have only used www.ineedtoprint.com

They have lots of templates to use or you can upload your own. Print quality is second to none and for an awesome price. You aren't pushed into any one type of print quality (glossy, matte, etc or even paper type) They have lots of options, and do lots of other types of printing as well.

Great product, amazing price, great service.

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the site at all. I just like the end product that much.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 09:46 PM   #21
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Hi Apiture.

Try the tankprints business card design..I am sure you gonna like it.
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 10:51 AM   #22
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I don't think I've posted in this thread yet, sorry if I have...

I use 4over.com good quality but print 500 or more. the 250 and under quantity are printed on a digital press and not as clear.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 02:24 PM   #23
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Vista Print has done me well -- I've ordered both b&w and color cards from them, and the color fidelity is great--same as what I see in Photoshop.
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Vista Print has done me well -- I've ordered both b&w and color cards from them, and the color fidelity is great--same as what I see in Photoshop.
One more vote for Vista print. I use their "'free" cards. Just pay shipping for a box of 250. Their free cards are nice too, I have a color photo as a background and all the printing I need. PPeole comment that they look good. an you can't beat "free"
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