Originally Posted by arnach
Unless you are in design, who gives a shit about your business card? This is useless vanity at its peak.
By that logic, unless you are in the fashion industry, who gives a shit about their clothes?
The business card represents the man - if you look through your contacts; one fellow's handed you a grubby, bent home printed, poorly composited card, while the other's handed you a beautifully designed card on stock that feels pleasant to the touch. Which do you think more favourably of?
While there's an implication in the OP's question that he's more concerned about the price of the cards being high than the cards actually being truly attractive to look at, graphic design matters. That's why it exists. For the same reason I support the other posters who said to ally yourself with someone who understands design and knows how to effectively compose a card (having a printing press does not equate design skills).