Oh, and I forgot to mention. I am ordering my next supplies (magnets, stickers) from Remipub.com - I wanted to patronize my fellow SUN`ers, so I`m splitting up my printing needs.:)
remipub is some japanese website blog with nothing to do with ordering anything.
I evaluated online business card printers at my business card website last year - I do NOT recommend Vistaprint - see Business Card Printer Reviews. You can get 100 free business cards at the link below - nice cards, no text on the back, reputable company - you DO pay $6.95 S/H, US only. If you want to order more than 100 cards, they`ll take the value (I think it`s $14.99) off your order.100 Free Business Cards
Broken Links. <--Just so you know.
I was just having this very conversation with my graphic designer this morning. I said I never call back people with the vistaprint free business cards or cards printed from their lazer printer...makes me feel they are definitely starting out and unstable with their finances(the exception here is obviously the teens I work with hence exactly why I work with them). Even if you are the poorest, brokest, down to your last few pennies person in the world and you only have 100 dollars to start your business...much of your success going forward comes down to whether you are perceived as a credible person and people judge that not only by dialogue but also by packaging and design (what type of business you will attract). And again, if you only have a little bit of money to spend on your biz start up expenses I would say skip the website design (and save quite a bit there), skip the brochures (seldom do people call from those things anyway) and order the domain name and get an email address with the domain name, but definitely invest in professionally designed cards. vistaprint.com like others have stated is a good source for inexpensive good quality cards and if you order the premium cards (around $29 bucks I think) they will do the design services for you for free. So make sure you have someone professionally lay them out. It is much better in the short and long term. Shonika
girlwiredin10/1/2008 11:23 AM
This guy clearly has never met someone just coming out of collage around 2012. None of these guys are going to listen to this kind of socio-economic bullpucky Class Warfare banter. Beautiful business cards? Didn't we all see American Psycho, or does cultural education have no ring to it on a business card?
I mean, who ever makes free business cards, they're advertising for free. They put a watermark on there. I don't understand why no one actually helped OP (original poster). I don't know if you guys heard this, but advertising and information has become more valuable than paper cards. What if Bill Cosby orders a small batch of free cards from your business? Your advertising, if the cards look good, will be passed onto others who will buy your cards at a larger batch in the future. It's stingy to charge people to start up their own companies and afford everything. They need a little help to get started. What if they speak ebonics or have an accent? It'll be even harder!
This isn't perfect, as I'm on my own quest for a good amount of business cards to sample, but moo.com at least sends you 10 free ones. The design capabilities are really impressive because most services can't even handle an image upload; this one does it with good design sense and style. I am already out all my business cards, because I accidentally stumbled upon a hive of people I really liked, but I'm thinking I may get some back. My one client is pretending to lose my cards so he can give them out to others. I hope I can trick the system to give me another 10 cards. FREE SHIPPING. This is a good company.