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nagi cpa
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Vistaprint offers free business cards. They even have some magic backgrounds. Go to http://www.vistaprint.com and search "magic."
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Nagi cpa: Vistaprint is undoubtably a fantastic service.

The downside is a limited number of layouts, very uninteresting fonts and stock images. I also believe they are single-sided (for a price, premium cards are double-sided) and have 'VistaPrint' printed on the back.

This wouldn't be the image I would want to give my prospective employers.

Buy the best you can afford and hand them out wisely to begin with.

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Ed,
all good points so far and I agree vista print has some neat stuff but there is cheaper out there for better quality I know I provide it!

make hte card an extention of you. colors, pictures, wording.
its a mini ad.

I have attached my new card it is a tent fold over card.

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Vistaprint is not bad, but I have used overnightprints.com for a lot of my design client's wrok. They have great quality and can really hold the color well. Their turn around times are very good and uploading is pretty simple. I also enjoyed their sustomer support. As a graphic designer, I can be a pain when it comes to getting things printed exactly as how I designed it. They have been very good.

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"The Business Card Book: What Your Business Card REVEALS About You...and How to Fix It." by Dr. Lynella Grant will tell you more about business card design than you ever wanted to know! I got the book from the library, looked over it several times, and then made up my own card.

Someday I'll get it again and get a really good card.
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I have used Vista Print for a long time because I can pay in Canadian $$ and they ship from Canada so I don't pay customs.

I found a great graphic that works for my show. Hard to describe - it shows what looks like a pig crossed with a drag racer. Very funny and suits my show on 2 levels - one is the name Bacon and two is my main puppet is a pig.

I have blank backs on them, and they don't say Vista anywhere. People compliment me all the time on the originality.
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You also want your business card to coordinate with your other promotional materials: letterhead, brochures, website, etc.

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Moo.com is where I got my cards printed. Very stiff stock, I get "wows" when I hand them out. They aren't cheap but in my mind they scream "professional".

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Vista print does just fine. I personally get mine printed from a local print shop.

I hated my previous one. It had so much junk and busy crap in it. I really toned it down.

Here's mine. This is a reduced jpg quality. The photoshop file looks clearer anyway.

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2420/businesscarddi.jpg
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Some great advice here, thanks to everyone posting.

Just found this online.

"Your Business Cards – Top 10 Blunders" by Barbara Wayman, APR, president of BlueTree Media, LLC.

http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/article......ge1.html
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Use VistaPrint, but here's a tip. Spend the $100 bucks or so and have a professional Graphic Designer design a nice logo for you. It's the best marketing money you can ever spend. Once you have a logo you can use VistaPrint's "use my own design" option and still get great pricing on everything. Always pay extra for glossy prints, and utilize the back-side of the card with a message. These options are very affordable up-sells and they go the distance in how they look. But get a nice logo, that is the first step. You can then use it on business cards, website and internet ads, brochures, and even huge signage and banners or auto-wraps if you pursue that form of advertising.
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If you are looking for high quality professionally designed cards at a great price PM me.
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Whenever I see a marketing course for Magicians, they always have a "secret on the perfect card to get them calling".

is that a trick to get you to order the course?
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I use gotprint.com. They are extremely inexspensive and great quality.
I believe I paid around 40.00 for 5,000 cards.
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If you are looking for high quality professionally designed cards at a great price PM me too. I have a website to back up this claim.Smile
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On 2010-03-12 03:38, MiketheMagicDude wrote:
If you are looking for high quality professionally designed cards at a great price PM me.


Mike, do you have samples I can see? Thanks!

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Anyone know where to get reasonably priced EMBOSSED cards. I know my design I just need someone who embosses. If so please PM me.

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