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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by lexus, Jan 16, 2007.
What are the most unique business cards you have seen in terms of material design and shape?
I've seen some metal and frosted plastic cards that have really caught my eye. They must be quite expensive, though.
Oh ok cool anything else?
Ones printed on CD type material in the shape of a card.
On the back side is about 35MB of storage for resume and examples of your work.
For a unique but not too expensive effect, I've used vegetable parchment with raised black ink. Nice translucent effect, and affordable.
Don't use it in your MB!
do you have any pictures?
No kidding. Don't use in any slot type drive.
I've tried them in regular drawer types. They work okay. A bit of a novelty.
With Flash memory prices dropping so quickly, my guess is that we will see Flash memory types sometime in the near future with some sort of USB interface.
Unfortunately, they don't photograph well.
Go to your local quick print shop and ask to see there thermograph (raised lettering) catalogs. There should be at least one example there.... Sometimes listed as parchment or translucent. Carlson Craft uses actual vegetable parchment. Others use plastic.
Yes, they are - I have them for my business. Really nice looking.
I am to lazy to look, but there was long thread where ppl posted pics of their business cards. there was several posted.
Metal & Plastic Business cards, looks like they ship worldwide too.
When I've seen these, I've really loved them also.
I frequently use cards that can actually be written on on the flip side, by either myself or the contact, so I'd avoid two-sided plastic. Lots of people are scanning cards, so I wonder if the fact that the parchment/translucent ones will scan poorly as well.
That is a very very good point
http://www.plasmadesign.co.uk/plasticbusinesscards.htm - very cool, and made on Macs.
Edit: Damn! Didn't notice someone had beaten me to it They're who I use, anyway. Awesome.
those are beautiful...
there are some adaptater that make them the same size as 12cm regular cd.
a friend of mine working in a video game company had his printed out on regular transparency (color laser printer) the surface was then recover by a plastic film and then cut to the right dimension.
Cool, not too expensive, and totaly not environment friendly... Don't do it
What about titanium ones does anyone know where I can find some?
I was just thinking about this earlier, too! www.spoofee.com had a link to an Office Depot deal - 250 business cards for $1 shipped. It got me thinking (after I ordered some, of course) about some really nice, well designed business cards. I must say- that plasma design site is fantastic! I'll be keeping an eye on that one in the coming months.
Good points. I love the look, though.
Interesting but I dont like the sound of giving my blood or hair to people
i think you should come up with something original anyway as opposed to using someone else's blood + hair idea.
and by the way: those plastic and titanium cards are ridiculously gimmicky and cheesy. you should take a look at the the best of business card design series from Rockport publishers to get some better ideas; most Borders or Barnes+Noble stores have one or more of these books on the shelves to take a look at without having to buy it.