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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  • Iain Peacock

    Actor

    Ta for this guys - I've been meaning to get around to it for ages but you know what it's like when life gets in the way! Just ordered from moo.com as I preferred the designs to vistaprint (obviously, it's just personal choice in the end, though).

    • 25th Jan 2009
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  • Peter Halpin

    Actor

    I use goodprint.co.uk. In the same way to Moo, you design them online and delivery is always speedy and the card quality is excellent. They regularly have special offers of 50-60% off too, so useful in these economic times!

    • 25th Jan 2009
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  • Keith Hill

    Actor

    I know a firm that does quite affordable plastic cards (that you can still get a staple through) not quite as cheap as the above, but helpful.

    One point though. I was advised early on that you should never put your agent's details on a card, incase you change agents and get lumbered with a stack of useless tree pulp and the cost of reprinting. The same argumwnt would certainly aply to addresses (plus the small question of personal safety) and possibly even phone numbers, though email addresses change less often and are generally safe.

    any views?

    • 25th Jan 2009
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    A Bridge too Far indeed! What's the point in having a business card with little or no information on it!! Not even a telephone number...come now!!

    If you are in a rocky place with your agent, hold off getting new cards printed for a bit...as for not putting a telephone number on it, come now...let's not let the loonies win, the whole point is to get your information out there and to be contactable as a result!!

    • 26th Jan 2009
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  • Kris Haddow

    Actor

    I'd agree with Forbes on that one - for the sake of £12(ish) for 250 cards (if you do the premium VistaPrint route with no ads) it's fairly reasonable to afford a reprint in the event of any of your details changing rather than missing vital details in the first place.

    • 26th Jan 2009
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    The minimum is obviously name and contact number (!), and agent's details in this industry are really pretty useful - they will give any prospective employer a sense that you are professional, and already backed by at least one supportive promoter of your work. Should you change agents, an ex-agency that have decency will always take the call, and inform the caller that you are no longer on their books, and, at the point, they may have to pursue you through other means - this might be where a personal contact number, and e-mail, come in handy!!!

    Listing your postal address is a slightly different issue - there is no reason why not, but it is generally more intelligent to list agency details if you're represented, and save space on the card, as few people you will encounter should have any need to know your address, whereas they may want to write to an agent on your behalf (and certainly like to know their phone/fax number). This applies to CV's as well, where I always list agency contacts, but do not bother with a personal home address since being told (by well versed casting directors) that it's a pointless addition.

    • 26th Jan 2009
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Just had my moo.com business cards in the post ( took about 6 days) and they are fab. Excellent quality and no adverts.

    • 27th Jan 2009
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