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Show us your business card!

There's always been (not here... yet) a lot of discussion about what is best for a business card...  what's your thought?  and show us your card!

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I used to have a faded wedding picture on the right end... very light... but because of the web design, I chose to remove the image all together.  Actually first card I had was a photo card, of a wedding by a small pond, with a white bar across the bottom that had contact info and logo on it.  But again, the wedding photo was odd when handing the card to a customer I'm talking to about website design.  :/

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  • Bogey_1Bogey_1 Clayton, NCMember Posts: 24
    <p>Not as professional looking as yours but this is what I have so far.</p>
    <p> </p>
    <p><img src="http://scenethruthelens.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p2001091-3.jpg" style="border: 1px solid black;" height="331" width="580" /></p>
  • cjimagescjimages Member Posts: 11
    <p> </p>
    <p>Here is mine:</p>
    <p><img src="http://cjimagesnw.com/img/v3/p213904725-3.jpg" /></p>
    <p>The red and blue lines are not visible.  This is a pre-printing proof.</p>
  • Morrie FMorrie F Member Posts: 10
    <p>Here is mine:  Good, Bad are ugly.<img src="http://www.imagesbymorrie.com/img/v3/p991884405-4.jpg" /></p>
  • Jack QJack Q Member Posts: 73
    <p>These are very nice cards. I'd like to post mine, but I need someone to explain to me how to do it. Thanks.</p>
  • xsdgxsdg Member Posts: 83
    <p>I have a couple designs, and did a montage on the back that I think works really well.  Having multiple designs means that I can try to have something that interests whoever I may meet, whatever their interests may be.  I find that people will still jump for some of the cards that I don't think came out that well.</p>
    <p>To respond to Kevin, I think it definitely makes sense to have a "weddings" card as well as a "web design" card.  I like to think of a business card as super-short resume: you have a limited space to tell folks who you are, what you do, and how to find out more.  If your resume does too many things, you end up not saying a whole lot about the specific things your audience might be interested in.</p>
    <p>I generally get my cards done in packs of 50 at MpixPro ($15 shipped, in-hand by noon the next day), but am going to try BayPhoto for a couple because of their 6-color press.  The quick turnaround means that I basically never need to worry about running out of cards.  I get them done on cover stock with both sides coated.  It's a trade-off because they look gorgeous, but the coating prevents me from writing any quick notes on them.</p>
    <p>On the fronts, the drop shadow <i>really</i> helps me separate the text from the background, even when the background varies between extremes of light and dark (like in the waters_edge front).  It means that to make a new design, I just slap a new image in and I'm done; no need to shuffle the text around or do any extra work.  Note that the images below are the full bleed, so the outside 1/8"–3/16" gets chopped in the final product.</p>
    <p>Finally, people love the full front photos.  When I've shown my cards to folks, people have on multiple occasions asked "can I keep it?"  I think there's a real benefit to making a card that people value for whatever reason.  That said, when I get a chance to come up for air, I'm going to revamp the text to try to better explain what I offer ("buy my prints"), and when and why they should think of me.  I'm also working on improving my presentation, to reiterate that "if you're looking for prints or anything like that, don't hesitate to get in touch."</p>
    <p>nymorning Front:
    <img src="http://ocaml.xvm.mit.edu/~xsdg/stuff/doppler/bcard/nymorning.jpg" height="384" width="640" /></p>
    <p>waters_edge Front:
    <img src="http://ocaml.xvm.mit.edu/~xsdg/stuff/doppler/bcard/waters_edge.jpg" height="384" width="640" /></p>
    <p>ironman Front:
    <img src="http://ocaml.xvm.mit.edu/~xsdg/stuff/doppler/bcard/ironman.jpg" height="384" width="640" /></p>
    <p>Common Back:
    <img src="http://ocaml.xvm.mit.edu/~xsdg/stuff/doppler/bcard/back.jpg" /></p>
    <p>
    --xsdg</p>
  • jnaarnoldjnaarnold Member Posts: 10
    <p> Here's mine...</p>
    <p><img height="293" width="500" src="http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/jnaarnold/card2.jpg" alt="JAP business card" /></p>
    <p><a href="http://www.johnarnoldphotography.net">www.johnarnoldphotography.net</a> </p>
  • Jack QJack Q Member Posts: 73
    <p><img height="328" width="560" src="http://jackquin.zenfolio.com/img/v7/p744466430.jpg" /></p>
  • kthompsonkthompson Member Posts: 2,473
    <p>Jack, I think you have privacy set to on for your card image...</p>
  • Jack QJack Q Member Posts: 73
    <p>Thanks, Kevin. I think I've fixed it. Please let me know if I haven't. Thanks.</p>
  • <p>I have several that I use - this is for the "non-city" folks:</p>
    <p><img src="http://www.outdoorstudiosphotography.com/img/v7/p156424615.jpg" /></p>
  • kthompsonkthompson Member Posts: 2,473
    <p>Jack, you fixed it!  Chris, yours it set to private though...</p>
  • <p>I'm confused? When looking at the image properties in Edit view I have the Access set to Public - what am I missing?</p>
  • harimharim Member Posts: 971
    <p>Chris, maybe you link to the original image not a resized one.</p>
  • kthompsonkthompson Member Posts: 2,473
    <p>Chris, Harim's right... if your link is to the original file, then you have to set downloading of original to on for that image.</p>
  • <p>So I think I have it set...</p>
  • kthompsonkthompson Member Posts: 2,473
    <p>yup!  working now!</p>
  • jasonjonesjasonjones Member Posts: 104
    <p>[IMG]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/vwgn/bizcard2_comp.jpg[/IMG]</p>
  • danieljanssondanieljansson Member Posts: 87
    <p><img src="http://dj-hostings.com/images/presentation.jpg" height="745" width="600" /></p>
  • regnierphotoregnierphoto Member Posts: 1
    <p>I want to show my new business cards and get your opinion but can figure out how to display it.</p>
    <p>Help please.</p>
  • themosaicphotothemosaicphoto Member Posts: 10
    <p>Just got my letterpress business cards form my new <a href="http://justinochs.com">advertising photography</a> brand:</p>
    <p><a href="http://justinochs.com/blog"><img height="460" width="700" src="http://justinochs.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/card-1.jpg" /></a></p>
    <p><a href="http://justinochs.com/blog"><img height="225" width="700" src="http://justinochs.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/card-2.jpg" /></a></p>
  • Brian SirimaturosBrian Sirimaturos Member Posts: 27
    <p>I love these cards...nice and clean...bold...mind telling us how much something like that runs?</p>
  • themosaicphotothemosaicphoto Member Posts: 10
    <p>[quote user="Brian Sirimaturos"]</p>
    <p>I love these cards...nice and clean...bold...mind telling us how much something like that runs?</p>
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    <p>[/quote]</p>
    <p>These were printed by Running Doves Press (<a href="http://twitter.com/runningdoves">@runningdoves</a> - their site is under construction). Sending a private message for pricing.</p>
  • andysinghandysingh Member Posts: 39
    <p>Business cards are cards bearing business information about a company or individual. They are shared during formal introductions as a convenience and a memory aid. A business card typically includes the giver's name, company affiliation and contact information. Business cards are the most essential marketing tool of your business and they symbolize the front line image of your business. <a href="http://business.printland.in/category/business-card-browse-free-templates-">Visiting cards design</a> and matter should always be unique decent sophisticated & professional which include all your personal contact details as well as business details in short. </p>
  • JamieKHowJamieKHow Member Posts: 2

    Just got my letterpress business cards form my new advertising photography brand:

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    These are nice cards. Good looking. If possible PM me the charges as well :)
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