Business cards

  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    Anyone got any recommendations on good quality, resonably priced business cards?

    Ta!

    Simon

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    • 27th Jan 2009
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  • Andrew Wright

    Actor

    Try -

    www.vistaprint.co.uk

    • 21st Jan 2009
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  • Natalie Louka

    Actor

    www.moo.com - I have had cards produced at both Vistaprint & Moo and can definately recommend Moo as the better of the two; really good quality card and easier site to navigate round.

    • 21st Jan 2009
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    I've just recieved mine from VistaPrint and I'm really pleased with them. They offer 250 "free" ones, so you only pay for shipping and processing, so it comes to about £3.50 or something, but I went for Premium cards, which have more choice of designs, and with shipping and processing I paid £16.52. I chose the 14 day delivery option but they arrived within about 7 days.

    • 21st Jan 2009
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    what do you guys reccomend to put on an actors business card?

    something simple like, name, spotlight, agent contact and direct email?

    • 21st Jan 2009
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  • Natalie Louka

    Actor

    All the above and most importantly, Headshot!

    • 21st Jan 2009
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    Agreed! A headshot is an absolute must have item! I prefer to keep min uncluttered so went for a both sides design! Headshot, Name and direct contacts (Tel & email) on the front, Agent name & contacts plus Spotlight view pin on the back!

    You are trying to sell YOU as a product so at least half the front of the card should be your brand identity, i.e. Headshot & Name!!

    I have mine made by my local QuickPrint! Expensive compared to the VistaPrint option, at £100 for 500, but like headshots this is sometimes the Casting Directors first contact with you so you don't want to go cheap on business cards!! It's about creating a professional image and, you have to ask yourself, what does a cheap, flimsy or paper like or even homemade business card tell you about the person especially when it has vistaprint logo stamped on the back as all the free ones do!

    • 21st Jan 2009
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    Equally, a hard wearing business card is a useful business card, because it is less likely to disintegrate or grow worn after being kept in someone's wallet for any length of time. Something laminated may well last for years, a good solid piece of card will prove pretty hardy, something on a piece of paper is more or less wrinkled and ruined the moment you hand it to someone.

    • 21st Jan 2009
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  • Dolidh Young

    Actor

    I'd definetely go for the moo.com cards... they are well made cards at an unusual size that don't get damaged like my old ones that were just a little bigger than a credit card.

    I've gone back to moo.com a couple times as I was so impressed with their cards (and service) and got them to print up my husband's company cards.

    • 21st Jan 2009
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    Mine are from Moo too. Mine is 2-sided and the Moo cards are well made and hard-wearing. Definitely recommend them.

    • 21st Jan 2009
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    I just went through the process of ordering through Moo.com....and the whole process of making the card up on line, placing the order etc etc...was really cool and easy.

    • 22nd Jan 2009
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  • Kris Haddow

    Actor

    I've used both VistaPrint (Premium, not free) and Moo and recommend them both - as Forbes says, the naff free logo is something you want to avoid, it's worth paying the extra few quid to not have your business card ruined with advertising.

    Moo.com send a superior product, if you decide to give them a try this month use this code VWKKGM to get 20% off (valid till 31st January) - annoyingly I got emailed the code the day after I placed my latest order - figures!!

    K

    • 22nd Jan 2009
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  • User Deleted

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    Been looking to get some business cards so this thread was a timely reminder.Isnt it great we have this forum to add personal recommendations!So on the strength of previous postings I have just put in an order with moo.com and hey thanks Kris code worked and i got my 20% off. aidan x

    • 22nd Jan 2009
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  • Kris Haddow

    Actor

    Glad it worked! (",) K

    • 22nd Jan 2009
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  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    I echo what aiden says, i love this place, everyone's super helpful and friendly.

    thanks for the advice all, moo sounds like the best, and with that promotional code - the cheapest!

    Thankyou thesps

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    • 22nd Jan 2009
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  • Edward Nudd

    Actor

    Does Moo place there logo on the cards?

    • 22nd Jan 2009
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  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    i did look splat, but must have missed previous convo's regarding business cards. Besides, i'm relatively new to CCP and enjoy reading posts in the forum, wanted to be involved and ask advice from others. i'm glad i did, cos i've jus ordered me cards and they're looking sharp!

    Si

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    • 23rd Jan 2009
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  • Simon Burbage

    Actor

    "oh no you're not" etc... :-)

    • 23rd Jan 2009
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  • Dolidh Young

    Actor

    To Ed, no, moo.com don't advertise on any of the cards I got :)

    Although I often get asked where I got them because of their unusual size :D

    • 23rd Jan 2009
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  • Edward Nudd

    Actor

    Thanks Eileen.

    • 23rd Jan 2009
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