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Business card makers?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by lawncare18, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. lawncare18

    lawncare18 Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Anyone have any good websites to order real nice business cards? I am looking to desing some and order them through a good company! Thanks in advance on this.
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    http://www.overnightprints.com/main.php?A=pricing

    I've ordered multiple cards from here. I designed them and uploaded. They are as stiff as a credit card, super clean ink and a uv coating keeps them looking good. Oh did I mention there cheep too:)
     
  3. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Hey green,

    What picture did you use for snow plowing?
     
  4. vanwhyjr

    vanwhyjr Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I know you asked for business cards, but I had 500 business card size magnets made and I give those out instead. I figured business cards just get thrown on someones desk or in a drawer. The magnets will end up on the fridge where they will see it every day!
    I used this company they were great.

    http://www.custom-magnets.com/
     
  5. addicted

    addicted Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Great idea!
     
  6. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 324

    I have had very good luck with www.48hourprint.com you can design your own card using the there templates and they keep the card on file so you can reorder easy.
     
  7. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Unless they don't stick, nothing more frustrating than a magnet that won't even hold up my kids picture. --although I do always refer to my pizza shops magnet to call them.
     
  8. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Uh sorry, I'm having a brain fart, picture used on what?
     
  9. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662


    did you get more reponse calls from those? I usually ask my customers where they found my number for curiousity so I can see what advertisement is working best
     
  10. vanwhyjr

    vanwhyjr Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I haven't really given many out yet. I gave one to each of my current customers and put a few in a letter offering my services and threw them in some mailboxes. I plow for my 90 house development. It's about 5 miles of roads so that keeps me pretty busy every storm plus about 3 to 5 driveways so far. So I was trying to pick-up some more driveways in there. I'm only doing it part time by myself so I don't want to get to big. It pays for the truck and equipment with a little play money on the side!!:drinkup:
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2006
  11. Mike from NH

    Mike from NH Junior Member
    Messages: 4

  12. nextdoorlabor

    nextdoorlabor Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    i've also used vistaprint.com... they're "free" (with 12$ shipping, basic designs, and vistaprint advertising on the back). If you want a little bit more quality and a blank back, you have to spend a bit more but the price is still very reasonable.. i got very nice results from them.
     
  13. mmwb

    mmwb Senior Member
    from wyoming
    Messages: 114

    While not very cost effective, in a pinch you can make your own. Your local office supply store should have perforated sheets (they really come apart clean) and generally have the adhesive magnets that you can put your cards on as well. As stated, it will cost more to do it this way, but can get you by in a pinch.
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  14. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    vistaprint.com

    I use them for all my business cards, postcards, and flyers

    great pricing, and service.
    you can use one of their templates, or upload your own.
     
  15. solar

    solar Member
    from Mass.
    Messages: 47

    Over the years I've ordered about 4,000+ cards from them and have always been VERY impressed with their service. I highly recomend them.
     
  16. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I have done multiple cards through www.printsmadeeasy.com I even have a real neat snow flake as my background. I dont know how I could upload the pdf so everyone could see. Cheap, and fast too.
     
  17. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I make my own. I use Printshop which has a business card template. Just buy some heavy weight paper (I think its around 80lbs) or cardstock.
     
  18. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    online them, really....

    hey ridehard, you really ought to try it, ordering them from overnightprints.com. I just ordered my new cards and they are awesome, just like a credit card and supercrisp ink. trust me, I can print them from home too but for the quality price and free shipping, no tax, why wouldn't you.

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  19. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I'll have to check them out!!