Let's See Those Business Cards

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Billy Ng, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Billy Ng

    Billy Ng

    722
    Jan 22, 2007
    Hartsdale, NY
    Come on people ... I've been trying to come up with an idea for a business card for over a month now. I need inspiration. Post your card up here for all to see. (I promise, I won't steal anything, I'm just need to see some creativity to get my own [read: "my artistic wife's"] creative juices flowing.
     
  2. Hyper-Performance

    Hyper-Performance

    315
    Apr 11, 2007
    SW Ohio, USA
    Dave
    I do a lot of graphic art stuff including logo design and would be more than glad to help you create your own unique logo.
     
  3. Nchesher

    Nchesher

    579
    Jul 7, 2006
    Lansing,MI
    I have 3 but this is the only one I had on Photobucket. This was a rough draft. The new version has my web addy and different email. The other 2 cards are different pictures. One is vertical and the other is the same layout.

    eyescardtake2copy.
     
  4. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    I have three I use, and even though I do graphic work and design work, I decided simpler is better for my own cards, I give the cards out based upon where and what I am doing, and a guess on which folks would like most, If out shooting eagles and birds, I give the eagle, generally I give the Maple shot, in a gallery or around other photogs I might give the BW shot.

    I give out actual miniwallets on photo paper, metallic, or matte if BW.

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  5. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Wade

    Where do you have yours printed if I might ask?
     
  6. Here is mine, steal what you may :smile:

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  7. I've seen some lately printed as 4 x 6 photo.
    I like the idea, plenty of room to display two or three shots.
    I'm working on it now.
    Photos and Company name are on the front.
    Address, phone, web site, are on the back side.
     
  8. I also posted this in the Birds and Animals forum (with an explanation): 77074959.
     
  9. I change the picture every once in a while and print these out on Epson double sided matte stock.

    original.
     
  10. Having a cool last name doesn't hurt!
     
  11. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    Nothing special here really, in fact I need to redesign this thing. I also change images every time I print cards.

    MO_Bus_card_2006.

    Re a good source for printing cheap, try www.VistaPrint.com

    and PLEASE don't go to my URL! I'm redesigning the site as we speak and there are only 2 images up right now.
     
  12. Billy Ng

    Billy Ng

    722
    Jan 22, 2007
    Hartsdale, NY
    Actually .. my logo I have (thanks to my wife) .... I'm more interested in card layout really. Do I put just my logo on the front and my contact info on the back? Do I include half a picture? Two-tone the card?

    I orginally wanted an image on one side and my info on the other, but my wife really didn't like that idea. We're going back and forth and we're both just looking for design ideas. She created my logo and I love it (putting the final touches on it now actually) ... just need to get the rest of the card set now.

    I know we've got more people ... let's see 'em!!

    Bill
     
  13. SteveK

    SteveK

    Mar 16, 2005
    Alaska
    I have 8 different cards, all of critters. Some have printing on the back (but those are in Japanese on back, English on front for doing business in Japan). Here's my latest card. I've had my cards printed at www.sharpdots.com I use InDesign CS2 to lay out the card, and submit the file in CYMK as a pdf file.
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  14. Seth

    Seth

    317
    Jun 6, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    I've had great experience with www.overnightprints.com for my band management and also church staff cards - pricing and print quality seem to be well. I've only done graphic based cards and nothing involving a photograph but I'm sure they'd do great on those as well. Eventually I'll need to make a card for photography, I suppose. =]
     
  15. Vistaprint is inexpensive and they are always having deals.
     
  16. Pete

    Pete

    Jun 10, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I have two I use for my websites:

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    I print them on photo paper and cut them with a cutter. I guess that would get old if you need a lot of them but it does make them look great. I think photo cards are a must for photography business but others would be better with just a good logo and nicely printed card.
     
  17. koolk2

    koolk2

    79
    Sep 9, 2006
    There were several long threads on FM in the Sports & Pro Digital sections on photo business cards. Most of the sports guys used Overnightprints. Go to their website and a download the CS2 template for business cards.
     
  18. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    I have mine done by Mpix in the mini wallets,

    Wade
     
  19. Jaws

    Jaws

    Mar 27, 2007
    Columbia, MD
    I just recently ordered some thru Mpix Press. They are photo business cards.
     
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