Custom Business Cards at a Great Price
As I was working on my marketing strategies this year, it became clear to me that I needed to finally update my regular business cards to tie in with the branding on my blog and website. I absolutely love the design of my blog and it is thanks to my very talented designer Nikola Lazarevic that my branding has become so unique and recognizable. We spent months collaborating on the design of the blog and thanks to my mom’s idea of using a luggage tag for a logo Nikola was inspired to create a very cool vintage tag the you see in the header of my blog.
It only made sense to take that and turn it into a business card. We needed to rework the design several times and it was a fun project to work on. Placing all the different elements perfectly was challenging as was the selection of the ideal fonts and other design elements. That’s what I love about working with Nikola, every last detail is taken into account and he’s not happy till the project looks perfect.
Finding the perfect printer
As Nikola and I were working on the design, we were coming up with a whole series of things we wanted to accomplish and therefore I knew this would be a custom printing job. For this reason I needed some advice and I turned to my followers on Twitter to hear what they had to say. I also looked for a local printer via google searches and found several that I eventually sent an email to requesting a quote.
I checked out some of the suggestions of my fellow Twitter users but found that they were either not able to do the custom job I needed or that they were far too expensive for what I was hoping to pay. Some companies took over a week to reply to my email inquiries— unbelievable!
About thirty minutes after my original Tweet, I got a reply from Damian from Jukeboxprint.com and I sure am glad that I did.
Just looking at their website’s slick and polished design gave me a good idea that this was a company I would be comfortable working with. In my searches for the right printing company, I was seriously surprised at how many printers had awful websites with ugly designs, no contact info, and terrible navigation — not a good sign for design oriented companies to say the least.
It took two emails from Jukeboxprint.com to convince me that I was going to give them a shot at printing my cards. My emails were answered in detail and within 24 hours.
Details, details, details.
Now that the design was finished it was on to deciding the card stock I was going to use, the finish, and after taking a look at all the very cool custom elements that Jukeboxprint.com offers, I wanted to go the extra mile and make sure that my cards really stood out from the crowd.
The only problem was… How to choose?
Here is a list of some of the possibilities I had to choose from – the list is almost endless!
The selections in bold are what I went with.
- Premium Offset (Stochastic) business cards
- Custom Shaped cards (die-cut cards)
- Natural-brown Kraft Business Cards
- 100% Recycled cards
- Plastic cards <– I certainly considered these for their durability
- Embossed Cards
- Spot UV cards
- Smooth Matte Laminate cards
- Rounded corners
- Ultra Thick 28pt cards (uncoated)
- Mega Thick 24pt cards (matte coated) – with free metallic silver ink
- Foil Edged Cards (gold, silver and blue)
- Foiled cards (including foiled-embossed cards – combining two effects)
- Fold over business cards
- Stamps (to give a unique hand made look to your cards) – this is coming soon and I’m eager to see some samples!
- Coated (Super Gloss, Semi Gloss, Matte, Smooth Matte Laminate) and uncoated options
- Digital business cards (starting at $15 for 100 with just 1-2 business day turnaround).
- And even some other products that can be used as unique and interesting business cards – such as Magnets (rectangular and custom shape), Stickers etc. – I love all the possibilities and this is the icing on the cake if you have a very original idea for your business cards.
The Final Design
Adding the Spot UV Gloss
After finishing the design and choosing the finishing elements, I placed my order and eagerly awaited for my order to arrive.
Here is the box I recieved:
After talking with Damian at Jukeboxprint.com about my cards and my blog, I offered to write an objective review on the quality of the cards and my overall experience with the company. He gladly accepted this challenge not knowing if I’d like the cards or not. In the end there was nothing to fear on their end since I absolutely love these new cards.
They went over and above my expectations with giving me 3 types of cards:
- 32pt with an actual rivet
The corners were rounded off perfectly, the die cut for the hole was spot on and the spot UV gloss was incredibly precise. I was working with real craftsmen and not people doing a job. I could sense that they took pride in their work and rightfully so. My business card is the first impression and sometimes first and second impression that someone will get when meeting me. Later on when someone looks at the card again and notices the quality of the card, they will automatically be more impressed than with a regular mundane looking card. There most certainly is a wow factor to my new cards and I couldn’t be happier with the job well done.
I wanted to stand out from the crowd and let’s just say: Mission Accomplished!
Now for the the full effect
I love my new cards and can recommend Jukeboxprint.com without hesitation. Here are a few extra reasons to use their services:
They ship to customers all over the world at very reasonable rates. For example: They are going to be offering a flat-rate for 1000 cards shipping to the UK: CAD$44 shipping for 1,000 cards.
Check out your shipping costs with Jukeboxprint.com: Online Shipping Rates | JukeBoxPrint.com
They provide full design services, from logo design and branding through to small changes to artwork. They have a team of experienced and qualified designers who have experience working all over the world in design studios and print companies – they also work with custom illustrators, 3D artists.
If you want to do it yourself, they offer free templates to work with.
They don’t just print cards! Take a look at the other cool items you can order from Jukeboxprint.com:
- Presentation Folders
- Mini Business Cards
- Hang Tags
What is the cost on a job like my custom designed cards?
The 16pt smooth matte ones cost for my cards is: 1,000 for $398.00 (Canadian)
Remember that everything about these cards is made to order and I had quotes from other printers at $600.00 and up without the spot UV gloss.
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