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post #46 of 60
Where can I get some envy educing cards made in LA? Kinkos don't cut it. I want someone to want to kill me in the bathroom when I hand them a card with my info.
post #47 of 60
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Originally Posted by farfisa23 View Post
Where can I get some envy educing cards made in LA? Kinkos don't cut it. I want someone to want to kill me in the bathroom when I hand them a card with my info.
I'm looking into www.psprint.com as some friends of mine got decent ones made there.
post #48 of 60
Clearly you folks ignored my post about working with an actual graphic designer. Note I didn't say work with a print shop. I said work with a designer. We have stock libraries of thousands of fonts. And we know how to use them. (I have a gun and I'm not afraid to use it?) Helvetica and futura are crap - they look like everyone else's fonts - because they are everybody else's fonts. Chances are if you've heard of it...it's boring.
post #49 of 60
How very American Psycho this thread is.....
post #50 of 60
haha I should really have read the thread first. I see that ground's been covered already.
post #51 of 60
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Originally Posted by carlhuber View Post
Clearly you folks ignored my post about working with an actual graphic designer. Note I didn't say work with a print shop. I said work with a designer.

We have stock libraries of thousands of fonts. And we know how to use them. (I have a gun and I'm not afraid to use it?) Helvetica and futura are crap - they look like everyone else's fonts - because they are everybody else's fonts. Chances are if you've heard of it...it's boring.

I read it. I just don't want to pay someone more than I have to for a calling card that someone will think I am a serial killer for giving them.

A designer is good, but luckily I have design-y friends. You can still work with a designer and then get it printed elsewhere.
post #52 of 60
hi very cool is write typ in oldgerman style
its look exklusiv and stylish
post #53 of 60
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
I read it. I just don't want to pay someone more than I have to for a calling card that someone will think I am a serial killer for giving them.

A designer is good, but luckily I have design-y friends. You can still work with a designer and then get it printed elsewhere.
So long as your friends are actual graphic designers then it should be fine. The only concern would be if they were in adjacent fields like photography or multi-media. In those cases you would have slim to no chance of them understanding typography. Although if a calling card isn't really going to be that important to you then it would not be the biggest of concerns. Best of luck.
post #54 of 60
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Originally Posted by carlhuber View Post
Clearly you folks ignored my post about working with an actual graphic designer. Note I didn't say work with a print shop. I said work with a designer.

We have stock libraries of thousands of fonts. And we know how to use them. (I have a gun and I'm not afraid to use it?) Helvetica and futura are crap - they look like everyone else's fonts - because they are everybody else's fonts. Chances are if you've heard of it...it's boring.

Yes, but how much 6-point type do you really need?



Branding and identity are some of the weirdest things to pay for - especially a new company. Always loved and hated it. Loved it as an expression of the company's soul and hated it as though it might be like a photograph that somehow fixes and steals that soul.
post #55 of 60
Thanks my friend for awesome information,

Jack,
http://www.vistaprint.co.nz
post #56 of 60

My old business card used to say "Life Conoisseur," now it says "Panda Extraordinaire"

post #57 of 60
Looking to do actual printed business cards now, with texture and all that. Unfortunately vistaprint won't cut it. Suggestions?

Again, I'm looking for texture. Cost isn't that big of an issue, but it's still a little bit of an issue.
post #58 of 60

I use a brick and mortar for my calling cards, which are blind embossed and engraved. http://www.bradleyengraved.com/  This is a real printer/letterpress shop. They can do whatever you want. I thought the service was very good.My cards were pretty expensive because of the emboss die, but refills are reasonable. I forget how much.

 

~ H

post #59 of 60
I went to a place that carries Crane's. This was the font (from the "Executive Flat Card"). I put just my name in the center of the card, with office address plus e=mail (3 lines) in lower left and phone/fax (2 lines) in lower right. Black ink on off-white card.

I decided to keep things clean and uncluttered, as there would be fewer mistakes to regret later. Since I haven't bothered to get a firm name, this format has worked very well. At least one Asian contact I've given it to has praised its directness and simplicity. Not that it's made any other sort of difference one way or another. Perhaps it was the local passive-aggressive code for "douchebag alert."
Edited by Concordia - 6/15/15 at 8:47pm
post #60 of 60

Creating a business card depends on the type of business that you have and the type of audience you want to attract. I decided to create a simple design business cards, using with only the most basic information such as: logo, contact information and basic hints about my business. For me it is essential that business card is informative and contains all the important information and less content.

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