Business Cards

  • Eleanor Jones

    Actor

    Hello all,

    Can anyone suggest a good company that design/print business cards, that isn't too expensive.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions :0)

    Ellie x

    • 19th Apr 2011
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  • Clive Elkington

    Actor

    Vista Print are often used i believe...

    They normally do 250 Free cards, and you only pay about £4.99 for P+P

    The only downside is you can only choose from a limited amount of 'free' designs

    www.vistaprint.co.uk

    Hope that helps

    C x

    • 12th Apr 2011
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    hey, yeah i got mine from Vista Print...It said it was 250 business cards for £2 but i added my own picture so that increases the price, then they add V.A.T on the end so that bumps it up also...all in all it cost £10.55 and i got a free business card holder!

    Was a good bargain, just depends on what offer they have on the day you place your order. Theyre one of the top i think.

    Kayle McCoy

    • 12th Apr 2011
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  • Clive Elkington

    Actor

    Vista Print have an offer on at the moment, for the month of April where you can get 250 'premium' design cards, for £5... But obviously no doubt with extra costs on top...

    Might be worth taking a look all the same

    • 12th Apr 2011
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    You're gonna hate me for this but you may as well hand write them with crayons on Cushelle than use the VistaPrint "free business cards" offer!

    The free offer has the vistaprint logo on the reverse and is printed on the cheapest nastiest paper possible...hardly the image you want to demonstrate as a professional actor.

    Business cards, like headshots, z-cards, websites and showreels are your marketing materials...the materials that you are trying to use to get past the gatekeepers of our industry. Present yourself cheaply and you'll struggle to be taken seriously as a professional.

    I have my business cards printed by my local printers on high quality card...yes, it costs a bit more but they are worth every penny and help get me seen by the right people.

    • 13th Apr 2011
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    I'm with Forbes on this. I had some done by Vista Print. Mine were higher quality and cost me £25 and I designed them myself. I got 500.

    I went to my local printer shop and found that I could have a very much higher quality for a little more than that with colour photo and details on the reverse.

    • 13th Apr 2011
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  • Clare Cameron

    Actor

    moo.com - beautiful quality cards.

    • 13th Apr 2011
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    Yep, I'd go with that! Of all the online providers Moo's cards are the best!

    Maybe I'm just old school and like to deal with humans in my everyday life!

    • 13th Apr 2011
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    mmmmmoooooooooo!!! very good cards indeed...best quality i have ever found..v good service too.

    • 13th Apr 2011
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    The trick with Vista Print is to dabble around on the website looking at stuff and "designing" a card and then not follow through with an order. They soon send through repeated offers to entice you to put an order in and if you're aptient you can get some cheap deals. I used them a lot this way when I ran a shopping party business before I did acting fulltime and was very pleased with everything I had from them. I didn't ever buy the "free" ones because of the annoying logo, as Forbes points out. However, I noticed the other day (I went on to look at business cards that i could upload my headshot onto) that the postage has got a bit more expensive and they now have a memebership scheme which then offers reduced P&P costs. I still think you can get a bargain out of them, I'm still letting the offers roll in at the minute until I get a really good deal!!

    • 14th Apr 2011
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  • Ceejay Sargent

    Actor

    Definitely www.moo.com

    Cannot recommend them highly enough.

    You can put a photo on the front & back of the cards. They are good solid card. & everytime I've given one out I have got lots of compliments for them. They aren't the cheapest but you get what you pay for. & like having a decent Headshot it shows you are "serious" about yourself & your career (at least that's what 2 well known casting directors have told me).

    • 14th Apr 2011
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    Go with moo you may pay out a little extra but it will be worth it in the long run

    Iv ordered stuff from vista print before, it was ok quality but I wouldnt go back to them, also as you go through the ordering process it get progressivly more expensive, so they will advertise something for £20 - you think it is a good deal but you will actually end up paying £30/£40

    • 15th Apr 2011
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  • Kirk Moore

    Actor

    Yes, moo all the way.... loads of different designs, dozens of different photos on your cards... you can carry their minicards around on your keyring, which can come in handy... and a really fast turnaround, too! They were doing a freebie sample trial offer, i believe... don't know if its still going...

    • 15th Apr 2011
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    100% recommend Moo, the cards are so well done and feel expensive; I've had lots of compliments on mine (which are really simple- headshot on one side and details on the other) and always suggest them!

    • 15th Apr 2011
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  • Marc Zammit

    Actor

    To be honest I got mine from vista.

    You don't want anything expensive and fancy not a challenge. Having cards for a start is a good look. something simple and basic. If you have a fancy business card thats looks to fancy and hand them to people they think your trying to hard.

    I get so many business cards of people and all I mainly care about is contact details on it.

    So 100% vista it's cheap saves you money it's simple.

    But when you go to vista register and go through making your business cards then exit the page

    Automatically the website registers your email as not interested in deal

    And you get email offering you a cheaper deal do it again and might hit a 3rd time lucky cheap deal. I got

    Mine

    %100 off just had to pay for backside print, and post and vat and Matt fin cost me £11,00 for 500

    Hope that helps

    Hope it helps

    • 15th Apr 2011
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    I looked at Vista but ended up going with Moo.

    I think it was £20 for 50 cards with a pic on one side and full printing on the reverse. They're great quality and are thick paper that resists bending. So they stay sharp and presentable when they're being carried around.

    • 16th Apr 2011
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  • Sarah Hampson

    Actor

    Have used both Vista and Moo and without a doubt would recommend Moo - fantastic quality!!

    • 17th Apr 2011
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  • Eleanor Jones

    Actor

    Cheers everyone for your feedback, it's much appreciated.

    Out of interest, Do you think it's best to go for one headshot on the front (portrait) or say 3 smaller headshots next to each other (landscape) as I've often seen...? :0)

    • 17th Apr 2011
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  • Ceejay Sargent

    Actor

    I have one Headshot on one side of the card filling that whole side & then I have another smaller photo next to my information on the other side. Hope that helps.

    • 17th Apr 2011
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  • Rich Keeble

    Actor

    Hello

    Glad I stumbled on this as business cards is next on my list, so thanks everyone. What information does everyone suggest putting on there though... Just phone number, email and Spotlight pin.... or website, agent, twitter etc?

    thanks

    -Rich

    • 17th Apr 2011
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