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Business Card Designer? #315724
Fri Mar 30 2012 06:05 AM
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I remember a topic from a few years back, where there was someone on here that designed gas & Oil business cards and did it as a business.
I finally have formed enough opinions, that I know what I'm looking for (kinda) and I want to get some business cards printed up.
I hesitate to go to the local commercial printers as I don't believe they will have the image or insight that collectors do!
Anyone have any suggestions!


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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: K W FRITH] #315732
Fri Mar 30 2012 06:38 AM
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Kevin, buy yourself a program called "Print Master" and make your own,,, it's easy and cheap,, buy your sheets in Office depot or Staples,,I've been doing it for years,,, don't make too many at once in case you want to make changes or updates.. there is usually 10 cards to a sheet
Here is what mine looks like,,

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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: Wes Hague] #315745
Fri Mar 30 2012 07:29 AM
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vistaprint.com frequentky runs sales better then printing yourself, plus you upload your own image to customize it.

Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: rogerpete] #315767
Fri Mar 30 2012 09:24 AM
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For a custom design to your specification, coordinate and printing 1,000 Business cards - $100.00 + S&H.

Later . . .

Jim

Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: T-way] #315775
Fri Mar 30 2012 10:22 AM
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T-way, unclear from your post. Do you print business cards and is that what you charge or are you referring to Vistaprint?


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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: Dave's Garage] #315792
Fri Mar 30 2012 11:48 AM
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Vistaprint is incredibly cheap!


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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: K W FRITH] #315796
Fri Mar 30 2012 12:00 PM
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...Kevin - the guy you want is an Oldgasser who goes by Circa Designs, it was his post you're thinking of...I've known him for over 20 years, he's about as stand-up a guy as you'll meet...


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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: gulfiend!] #315802
Fri Mar 30 2012 12:18 PM
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I was notified about this thread and thought I better chime in. Even if doing custom designs the price for 500 or 1000 cards still usually comes in under $100. Let me know if I can help. Here's the old thread that has a couple of card designs I did for fellow Oldgassers: http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=55171&page=3


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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: CircaDesigns] #315803
Fri Mar 30 2012 12:23 PM
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I just did a custom designed card for one of my Canadian friends. Having 1,000 business cards digitally printed (FYI - there's no limit on the numbers of colors you can use on a digital printer) cost $79.00 + MI Sales Tax.
(That price has been the same for over two years now.)

Do the math - that means I charge less than $20.00 for the design work.

Later . . .

Jim

Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #315806
Fri Mar 30 2012 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Vistaprint is incredibly cheap!


I went with Vistaprint and I was really happy with the results (I think I paid a little less than $30.00 for a box of 250 gloss business cards).



Jamie

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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: J.E.Radebaugh] #315811
Fri Mar 30 2012 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: J.E.Radebaugh
Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Vistaprint is incredibly cheap!


I went with Vistaprint and I was really happy with the results (I think I paid a little less than $30.00 for a box of 250 gloss business cards).



Sometimes they have email offers were you get 250 basic cards for FREE and you just pay postage. But yes custom cards will cost a bit more.


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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: J.E.Radebaugh] #315814
Fri Mar 30 2012 01:22 PM
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T-Way is still cheaper...everything Jim does is first class..

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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: Wes Hague] #315867
Fri Mar 30 2012 04:05 PM
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For everyone using an Inkjet printer, cards are Not weather/moisture Resistant.

Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: Dick Bennett] #315885
Fri Mar 30 2012 05:21 PM
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7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
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Got mine done at a local print shop...did the layout there...500 cards $35.00


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Re: Business Card Designer? [Re: texaspelican] #315887
Fri Mar 30 2012 05:27 PM
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I used to use my ink-jet printer and then laminated them. Those cards could scrap ice off my cars windshield! HAHAHAHA!


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