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    DeLaCake
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    I had a great experience with martinprint. I requested samples from 5 companies, martinprint’s samples were the best and they responded straightaway. I got email responses the same day every time I contacted them. While finalising the proof of my business cards, they usually responded whitin 2 hours.
    If you’re looking for company with excellent communication, patience and respect to the customer, check martinprint.

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    DesignLanguage
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    I have had my share of ‘out there’ business cards…

    Plastic, Aluminum, I even had some printed onto small balloons – but the best response so far has been my half size cards.

    They are 28mm by 70mm, so not your normal ‘half a business card size’ which means a little more out of your wallet, but there is reason to this:

    When you give a business card to someone it will go either in the pocket, in the wallet, in the bin.

    now with your normal card, if you place it behind a credit card – it’s lost.. because of my cards unique size, potential clients look at it (guys will say ‘that’s small’ and ladies usually say ‘how cute!’) I can then say that you put the card VERTICALLY in your wallet or purse.

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    Candela
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    I like the small card but to be honest when I get half size cards they go in the note section of my wallet and end up down the bottom. But that’s just me.

    How did people react to the Aluminum cards ? I was thinking about that idea yesterday.

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    DesignLanguage
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    Candela, post: 10472 wrote:
    I like the small card but to be honest when I get half size cards they go in the note section of my wallet and end up down the bottom. But that’s just me.

    Both my brothers said the same thing, which is why I went with the White card, black text and the Bright Logo.

    Candela, post: 10472 wrote:
    How did people react to the Aluminum cards ? I was thinking about that idea yesterday.

    You know I thought it would be a hit, but when I had callbacks (the cards had a ‘Quote the number on the card for Mates Rates”) nearly all said that when the cards sat in the wallet they would bend, which made credit cards do the same… :(

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    Candela
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    bugger about the bending.

    Out of curiosity, as I don’t think I’ll go that direction anymore, where they expensive to get made ?

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    DesignLanguage
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    Candela, post: 10474 wrote:
    bugger about the bending.

    Out of curiosity, as I don’t think I’ll go that direction anymore, where they expensive to get made ?

    Your looking at about a 10-15% premium ontop of the normal card cost plus setup (which was almost $200)

    I would suggest these types of cards to say – Construction company’s or maybe sheet metal firms..

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    The Internet Bloke
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    New Idea:

    Business Cards MADE FROM MEAT!
    http://meatcards.com

    Don’t know if this is for real, or a joke! :-)

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    biznprint
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    Check out BiznPRINT website http://www.biznprint.com.au, there are more than 20 different stocks are available, with highly competitive price.

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    Leisa D
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    when it comes to business cards, I think “less is more” – a clean, simple layout to suit your branding objectives with easy-to-read contact information.

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    biznprint
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    Thank you very much for your comment.
    I agree with your simple design concept.

    I need more time to work on design and contents

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    Lizzie
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    I’ve been thinking about new business cards too — found some good advice here.

    Fortunately, the designer part is taken care of. Now it’s just my simply figuring out the content and how best to advertise what it is I actually DO. (And that’s complicated, because it’s so varied — writing, but also media relations and some related activities.

    Oh well — went to the library and the bookstore (after doing some research for titles on good ole amazon!) and have a big stack of books on many business-related topics! Have started reading a few to get some ideas, not just on business cards, but also web sites, marketing plans, getting a client more clients, etc. What a day.

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    complete civil, post: 3892 wrote:
    Want to know what others think of exspensive business cards, are they worth the extra money. Do clients realy care if your card is above average? I think it doesnt really matter as if i am impressed by the person or the work the person is doing i put there number into my mobile phone. Any thoughts.

    I think it is worth to invest for expensive business card as it could be the first expression of the business.

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    Leisa D
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    I agree with biznprint, it is worth the investment to have a great quality business card, however quality that doesn’t necessarily mean expensive. Our cards are printed on premium 420gsm card, for a more professional-looking finish and increased durability. With good design and matt celloglaze and you have a top-shelf card, for a similar price to the more flimy “discount” cards on the market.

    http://www.alexandradesign.com.au/contents/en-us/d2_business-cards-printing.html

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    Burgo
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    I stopped using Business Cards almost 20 years ago, instead I used a little square magnet which just had my name, mobile number and website.
    It is square in shape and Yellow with black printing. Fits the pocket without being bulky and is very visible on the fridge door.

    Business cards are usually put in folders or left in the shirt pocket which ends up in the wash, or stuffed in a draw with the thousands of other business cards. The magnet ends up on the fridge and how many times does your customer / client go to the fridge every day.

    Do you want to end up with your competitors shoved in a dark draw which rarley see the light of day, or do you want to be noticed every time a potential or regular customer goes to the fridge.

    Trust me it works.

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    michellecanda69
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    Sef, post: 3896 wrote:
    Horses for courses as far as I am concerned.
    If you are a graphic designer, a good looking business card portays the quality of your work.
    If your in a highly competitive market with lots of competition, it may pay to stand out and have a ‘point of difference’. A business card that people remember might just be the tonic.
    On the other hand if you provide a niche service in a specialised field (like myself) a business card just gives your contact your personal details and the design (and cost) of the card is almost immaterial.
    As a whole the value of a paper business card has greatly diminished with most people carrying electronis records of their contacts.

    Good Point Sef. Generally speaking, Business cards doesn’t matter in other areas because I/We look at the quality of work. It’s the quality that matters. In areas that above average business cards doesn’t matter, your proof of work is through portfolio but IF you are a graphic designer in any way, business cards Do matter. Get my point?

    Cheers,

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