Best deal on Business Cards?

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Hey friends,

For my offline business, I am looking for the best deal in printed business cards I can get. I'd like to get 250-500 or so, high gloss, printed one side. Any one have any suggestions or connections?

Jeremy
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Make sure you look at the TOTAL price before getting your credit card out.

    I know lots of people will suggest VistaPrint, but by the time you add up all their miscellaneous charges for every little thing, plus shipping, you could probably have gotten the cards from a local printer faster and for less.

    And, if you're doing offline business, perhaps you could even trade services with a local printer for your cards.
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    • Profile picture of the author Al Vaughan
      Hi Jeremy

      I've used Vista Print for years and have had excellent results from them, but if you do a straight order you can be charged more for add ons as Dan said. I always look for when they have an offer, you know 250 cards for 1.99 then you can usually get the extras you want for very little money.

      Hope this helps
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      • Profile picture of the author latinguy20
        I do all of my printing through gotprint.com and they have the best prices and the quality is awesome compared to some of the stuff I've seen.

        You can order a free sample pack to see for yourself
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  • Profile picture of the author dv8
    Why are you leaving the back blank? Don't waste it.

    Put your USP there. A testimonial. Benefits. Something!
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  • Profile picture of the author vagabondette
    I'm also a vista print fan because if you work the special offers you can get lots of stuff for cheap/free. for my old business I got thousands of things for free from them including business cards, stationary, brochures, post cards, post-its, note cards, calendars, etc. and I only spent a total of $50 for shipping.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    For my offline business I use and have been happy with VistaPrint.

    They're not as bad as godaddy with all the upsells and defaults set, but if you're careful and pay attention you can get basic cards for a decent price. As for the SLOW shipping the cards usually get to me in about 10 days anyway.

    If you're cards are for some sort of Marketing then using the back is a must. For typical offline business I don't like cards with the backs covered - I typically use the back to write myself notes on the person/company etc.

    For IM, or service providers, if you put an evergreen offer on the back then that works for me. If you leave some space for notes even better :-)

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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy James
      I had thought that something on the back could be catchy, and even help me to stay more memorable. My business will eventually be cigarette burns, leather/vinyl repair, headliners, and pin striping. Right now, for various reasons, I am going to be just getting started in cigarette burns. I also could add a few more services later on.

      What would you recommend for the back?

      Thanks.

      Jeremy
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      • Profile picture of the author vagabondette
        Originally Posted by Jeremy James View Post

        I had thought that something on the back could be catchy, and even help me to stay more memorable. My business will eventually be cigarette burns, leather/vinyl repair, headliners, and pin striping. Right now, for various reasons, I am going to be just getting started in cigarette burns. I also could add a few more services later on.

        What would you recommend for the back?

        Thanks.

        Jeremy
        Give 'em something free. People like free. They hold on to free. So I'd say a coupon for a free X with purchase or X% off of future services or something like that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by Jeremy James View Post

        I had thought that something on the back could be catchy, and even help me to stay more memorable. My business will eventually be cigarette burns, leather/vinyl repair, headliners, and pin striping. Right now, for various reasons, I am going to be just getting started in cigarette burns. I also could add a few more services later on.
        Don't over-think it. A lot of people probably won't look at the back anyway. You have to catch them on the first side.

        Why not do a simulated cloth or leather background with a cigarette burn in the corner? You may be able to grab their attention better by having something a little different.

        Keep it fairly simple. Don't try to turn a business card into a brochure by cramming a whole bunch of stuff on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author pcpupil
    I use vistaprint for my offline biz.
    I dont put anything on the back because i stick the magnet on it that matches the card.
    This way they stick it on the fridge to post notes to the kids,husdand,wife,or baby sitter and it stays there for a Loooooooooong time.
    I use the simple version online and its like 500 cards for just shipping.It used to be like $5 bucks or so.
    If i want to give my customers something i give them the pens with my biz name and number.This way they use my pen to write the note wich is stuck to the fridge, held on by my magnetic card.
    And by the way,both of these and any other biz related expenses are tax deductable.

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  • Profile picture of the author Lindsay Brynn
    I'm another fan of VistaPrint. All of the extra stuff is annoying, but some of the deals are great and make it worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy James
    I like the cig burned one. My card, as it stands, has a REALLY NICE picture of a burning butt of a cigarette, with the ashes, on one side, and, on the other, a picture of the inside of a car. I"ll show it after I get it completely fixed.
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