I'm interested in getting some custom trading cards made, something slick along the lines of the Moo cards...
Okay, so I’ve gotten some great leads from AskMeFi when I was looking for custom stickers
and custom buttons
(and am excitedly awaiting my first order from Busy Beaver
, thanks for the suggestion 40 Watt
!) Now, after reading the article on BoingBoing
today about Moo
, the company that takes your Flickr pictures and prints them out on cool little 28mm x 70mm cards, I got to thinking about having custom trading cards made.
Back when I was an announcer in the wacky world of independent pro wrestling, I worked with some really great guys, and thought it would be cool to make trading cards for them. I did the whole thing by hand, printing the fronts and backs separately four-up on an inkjet printer, carefully aligning them and cementing them together and cutting them out individually. This process was rather labour-intensive, and I only made two sets, one for myself and one so that every wrestler could have their own card.
Now I work with a comedy theater group, and am thinking about making trading cards for everyone in the company. My question is, does anybody know of a good source for this sort of thing that they could recommend? A quick search of the internet leads to hundreds of companies that would be glad to take my bucks to produce cards, but who to go with? I'd particularly be interested in someone that could produce low-run (read: practically individual) numbers of each card. Moo sounds really interesting, in that they can produce a pack of 100 cards where every card is a different picture front and back; plus, they look like a really slick, hip company. Now if something like that existed where you could do trading-card sized things, we'd be golden. Any ideas?