Please recommend an online source for business cards
October 11, 2005 9:49 AM   Subscribe

Anybody got a recommendation for an online source for business cards based on your experience? Any you think I should avoid?
posted by briank to Work & Money (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Avoid VistaPrint. Their prices are low and the quality is mediocre, but their customer service is abysmal. They have a terrible record with the Massachusetts Better Business Bureau.
posted by cribcage at 9:52 AM on October 11, 2005

Hands down, When we were researching high-quality color cards for our business, we were absolutely shocked at the great deal we got, and the responsiveness of the owner. In fact, I've never recommended the company before just because I don't want any of our competitors in the same industry to benefit. :)
posted by justonegirl at 10:02 AM on October 11, 2005

Wow, that's rather interesting. I had pretty good luck with VistaPrint.
posted by jxpx777 at 10:02 AM on October 11, 2005

Response by poster: I should also mention that I'm not particularly interested in having a card designed, just printed.
posted by briank at 10:04 AM on October 11, 2005

Best answer: I've heard many good things about Overnight Prints.
posted by undertone at 10:06 AM on October 11, 2005

If you want cheap cheap cheap cards and don't mind waiting a bit for turn-around (10 biz days), works fine. Their runs are ganged, and i hear tell that this sort of situation may result in your colors being less vibrant or other than you've intended, but unless you really know what you're doing when it comes to designing for print, i don't think you'll notice. I purchased a short run (250) for about $30 and they came out great.

If you want a bigger run, faster, than someone else's recommendation may work out better for you. justonegirl's link seems to have pretty reasonable printing prices (and good design prices if, well, their design is any good).

i can't really recommend a shop that does design *and* printing because i've never had someone else design something for me.
posted by fishfucker at 10:10 AM on October 11, 2005

I had good experiences with
posted by gleuschk at 10:23 AM on October 11, 2005

I'm very happy with the biz cards I had printed at 4by6.
posted by misterioso at 10:24 AM on October 11, 2005


I've never used them but, SimpleBits seemed pleased.
posted by rschroed at 10:35 AM on October 11, 2005

I had a very nice run of 15,000 printed up with Their customer service rocks, they're easy-going and they do great work. Ask for Leo.
posted by Captaintripps at 10:47 AM on October 11, 2005

I've had great results from Prints Made Easy. High quality paper and quick shipping.
posted by moosedogtoo at 10:47 AM on October 11, 2005

Another vote for -- I've used them for a ton of things over the years and they've been fantastic every time.
posted by picopebbles at 11:07 AM on October 11, 2005

Best answer: Overnight Prints is fantastic. I've sent them two runs, and have been really happy both times & I get compliments on my cards regularly.
posted by emptyage at 11:21 AM on October 11, 2005

I've ordered booklets through and brochures from and was completely satisfied with both services. I browsed a large amount of sites beforehand, and it is rather intimidating making a decision. Completely subjective a-side: a professional image and an easy to navigate webpage goes a long way towards getting my business in this area - for example, really turned me off.
posted by prostyle at 1:40 PM on October 11, 2005

Vista Print did fine for my cards, and I got some refrigerator magnets made from my design too!
posted by Scoo at 1:54 PM on October 11, 2005

Design Your Own Card has a nice interactive editor and a wide variety of papers, inks, fonts, and clipart. You can upload your own graphics, too. They'll do letterhead, envelopes, rubber stamps, and invitations, also.
posted by xiojason at 3:35 PM on October 11, 2005

I was very very happy with

A good friend (he runs a design studio) used 4by6, and their cards are very nice. Price-wise, though, GotPrint was a better deal.
posted by Alt F4 at 5:19 PM on October 11, 2005

Just used OvernightPrints based on the info here and it was fantastic - amazing quality and quite fast and very very inexpensive.
posted by stevil at 4:12 PM on June 25, 2006

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