Exquisite Expensive Business Cards -Where Do I Find

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    All the American Psycho quotes aside, I heard that black business cards are in fashion right now. *shrug*
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A friend of mine gets his done in Florence. They use handmade paper with a torn edge and a letter press for an old world look.

    Perhaps you should consult a good graphic designer who works in print. They can source any paper style, texture, color that you want. And, they will know printers who can do the job.
     


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    I'm curious-- in what way did the client's cards look like shite? It could be just the design rather than the materials, in which case he could do fine with a more inexpensive printer and a better design.
     


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    Let's see Paul Allen's card.
    Ha ha ha that was my first thought too

    Here is a real tip: Get a letterpress card. It is thick paper where the letters are imprinted, like a metal stamp. I have all my cards made this way and it is the best advertising available - I have gotten more favorable comments on my biz card than I can count - every time I hand it out someone comments on it. Patrick Bateman would happily stab me in the neck to the tune of "Hip to be Square" over it.

    A company that does a really nice letterpress card is Page Printing. http://www.pagestationery.com
     


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    I would say for the best most personalized card the way to do it is to hire a graphics designer, as someone else said. Work with them to develop the exact typographical and design style you desire, and then they can forward their design and template to a printing house to print the card on any stock or paper that you could want.

    It's much more expensive, but the result would be much more interesting and exclusive than a template found online.
     


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    Ha ha ha that was my first thought too

    Here is a real tip: Get a letterpress card. It is thick paper where the letters are imprinted, like a metal stamp. I have all my cards made this way and it is the best advertising available - I have gotten more favorable comments on my biz card than I can count - every time I hand it out someone comments on it. Patrick Bateman would happily stab me in the neck to the tune of "Hip to be Square" over it.

    A company that does a really nice letterpress card is Page Printing. http://www.pagestationery.com


    +100 also French Paper has some amazing stock with just the right amount of grain for a luxurious texture. When working with a letterpress ask them about woodtypes and antique dies, the imperfections from age add so much character to the way the letterforms look.
     


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    Middle eastern, you say?

    [​IMG]
     


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    Middle eastern, you say?

    [​IMG]


    Japan isn't in the middle-east...
     


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    Anyone ever notice that "Acquisitions" is spelled wrong on all the American Psycho business cards.
     


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    Japan isn't in the middle-east...

    Its the gold he is referring too, not the picture! [​IMG]
     


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    Japan isn't in the middle-east...
    Thanks for this piece of information
     


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    ... They use handmade paper with a torn edge and a letter press for an old world look......


    I've seen similar cards done with hand caligraphy, metallic inks, and gilded in 24K gold leaf. The cost as I recall was about $125 each. I've also seen them done using linen rather than paper.
     


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