The new business cards are in
...and they look great! After running low on the last supply of cards I had I figured it's time to step up my game in the business card category. Previously I have been ordering through Vistaprint and although the prices are fantastic, they cards lacked a high end polished feel. I was looking to WOW people when I handed them a card.
After doing some research and reading reviews online, I came across MOO.com. Their claim to fame, or at least to photographers, is that you can get a different photo printed on each and every card you order. That sounds amazing! Moo also offers a free 10 card sample for you to check out too before investing money into them. Easy process too. Design a card on their website, upload some photos, enter your shipping address, and in a week or so, head to the mailbox. No credit card is required either. Only difference between the samples and cards you pay for is the samples come with a small moo.com logo.
There are two main reasons why I love these cards so much, other than the vibrant colors and thickness of them(top notch). First is that I can carry around a dozen cards with me and have a mini portfolio in my pocket. When asked what kind of photography I do, I can pull out the cards, put them in their hands, and show them versus telling them about it. Then when they are oohing and aahing over them, I say take one, my information is on the back. Simple!
The second reason is that with all the different designs I can hand out specific cards to suit the needs of whose asking for one. For example, let's say I'm out at the bar having a few cocktails and through conversation I get asked if I do headshots. I say "of course" and instead of pulling out a fairly generic card with only information on it, I pull out a few cards that have different headshot photos on them. Perhaps I get asked about wedding photography. Bam! Here's a card with a killer wedding photo on the back. How can it get any easier than that?!?
There are two things about the cards that I should add. First is that the number of photos on the back is limited to 50. What I mean by this is that if you order 200 cards, you will get 4 of each of your photo cards. Order 400 and you will get 8 of each. If you need more than 50 different photos, one could always create multiple projects within their site.
One other thing about Moo cards is that they are the European standard size business card(3.3inches x 2.17inches), not the US standard size(3.5 inches x 2 inches). I actually quite like it. Makes my cards a little more unique. Only downfall is that they don't fit in all business card folders. Most but not all.
In conclusion, even though Moo cards are quite a bit more pricey than your standard business card, they are well worth the money. The quality of the printing, the thickness of the card, and the speedy turn around time make them worth it. Not to mention the mini portfolio I carry with me everywhere. If you are looking for new cards, I definitely recommend checking them out.
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